I am currently a first year analyst at a mid-tier middle-market bank (William Blair, Piper Jaffray, Baird, etc.) and went to a non-target state school for undergrad. My goal/dream is to work for TPG in the next 10 years and was wondering if anyone had any advice on how to get there. Do I need to move laterally to a BB or can I work for a smaller fund for a couple years and then make my move? Do I need to get my MBA first? Is that big of a jump even possible?
I am willing to do just about anything to get there. Any advice is much appreciated.