I'm currently in the middle of giving interviews for consulting firms, and my long term goal is to end up on the buy side eventually.
I got to know about an opening at IFC for an entry level investment analyst role in its PE team. The Job description says that the work chiefly involves helping investment officers in managing IFC's investment in PE firms. Can someone who's aware of this role shed some light on how valuable this experience could be? Specifically:
1. Would this be a good workex for someone aspiring to apply to top 7 MBA programs in the US ?
2. In terms of prestige and quality of work, how does it compare with other roles like MBB or IB at GS/DB/etc.
i.e. basically those folks that I would probably end up competing with for MBA seats?
3. Even if I get into top 5 MBA what sort of signal would experience at IFC send out to recruiters at PE firms or hedge funds?