Off-Cycle Pre-MBA Private Equity Recruiting for Consultants

Currently 2 years in at a Tier 2 consulting firm (Strategy&, OW, ATK, Deloitte S&O) New York office and recruiting for PE deal-side roles. Non-Target undergrad, strong UG GPA and SAT Scores. Case experience focused on PE due diligence.

Realized deck is stacked against me here with off-cycle + non-target undergrad + non-MBB consulting. What is the best way to break in from here?

A few questions:

  1. Is MF possible with networking off-cycle? Have heard most MF usually only recruit on-cycle 18 months ahead
  2. Have seen the lists of top PE recruiting firms and started cold-emailing them. Many seem focused on bankers though- which recruiters are best for consultants?

Comments (3)

Jul 2, 2018

d4rkst4r, sorry about the lack of response. Maybe one of these topics will help:

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Jul 7, 2018

Best way for you to break in is stop being unrealistic and target the MM. Charles Aris does a good deal with pre-MBA roles at consulting focused PE firms

Jul 7, 2018