I'm a freshman from a non-target school who is really interested in pursuing a career in private equity. I have had coffee/phone chats with people from sell-side firms. Generally, they advise me to get into an IB for a few years then go to PE...
My first question is that, in your experience, is it possible to get a job at a PE firm such as BX or Appollo as an undergraduate who's fresh out of the college?
Also, what would you suggest me to do now as a freshman besides focusing on getting a good GPA, so that I would have a better chance at landing an internship/full-time job at PE industry?