IB SA -> PE Analyst
I am an incoming SA 2022 at/EVR interested in infrastructure private equity. I am going to do my internship in a relevant coverage group (P&U/Transportation/Industrials). I was wondering if it's possible to go directly from IB SA to an analyst position at one of the large infra PE players (Brookfield/GIP/ /Stonepeak etc.)?
When would I have to start reaching out to people to network? Is it bad etiquette to network before my SA has even started? Are the firms I listed even interested in taking analysts or is it all associate hiring?
How would I go about setting myself up for this?