Have received a lot of info off of this site and this forum in particular, so thought I would give back. I know the MBA landscape and CD/BD/CS roles can be a black box at times (they were for me less than a year ago), so hopefully I can clear some things up. Please note I have just started my internship, working in a F100 CD M&A group, so I can't give a ton of background into my experiences and impressions yet. I will try to do an update towards the end of my internship, but I want to focus this on the recruiting piece. First, my background...
-Top 10 undergrad, engineering major (3.5 gpa) along with a speciality minor in the area I would go into
-Worked in a specialty engineering field as a researcher, engineer and client facing project manager over the last 4 years
-Currently attending an M7 program, scored mid-700s on GMAT, didn't know what a was 12 months ago
-Goal during internship recruiting was to break into F500 corporate development or strategy for the industry I previously worked in, as I have a real passion for the industry but really enjoy finance and strategy as well
-Had 1st round interviews, 2nd round interviews and/or offers from five different F500 corporate development/strategy groups, and an offer to interview, though declined, with another firm just outside of the F500.
Feel free to ask about the recruiting process, getting an MBA or anything else that I can answer.