I've lurked for a bit and am looking for some mentor ship and advice. I spent six years in the Marine Corps as an Intelligence Officer and am currently an MBA Candidate at Fuqua. I've spent the first half of my MBA experience talking to current bankers with backgrounds ranging from a Deputy CEO of HSBC to a Senior Partner at Carlyle.
A good deal of what I've done is try to gauge where I fit in and can add value. The advice I've received is go boutique and go emerging markets. The issue is I do not have any prior banking experience nor a heavy quant background. It seems guys in my position typically go BB post MBA, do you think this is the only path?
Any ex-officers or anyone with advice on how to leverage my background directly into making deals in places like China and Nigeria would be greatly appreciated.
Any advice preparatory work I can be doing now is also welcomed.
Thanks in advance for your intelligent responses.