Mutual Fund to Hedge Fund?

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Rank: Chimp | 6

I am a senior at Cornell and want to eventually be a PM, ive spoke with some hedge funds that have told me it is best to get in a training program as a jr analyst before going to a hedge fund.

That being said...If you start at a Calamos, Putnam, Janus, Fidelity, etc as a jr analyst...is it eventually possible to make the jump to a hedge fund?

Would you want to make that jump after you completed a 2-3yr training program? i.e. would you make more trying to climb your way up a mutual fund or take a leap to a hedge fund?