Is there any possible path for me to get to PE?
- Graduated from a school at the lower end of semi-target with a degree in Finance and a 4.0 GPA. Also worked ~20 hours a week during school and was in greek life
- Was naive to career options. Got a job working for a local commercial real estate broker while in school and just kept rolling with the real estate career path without doing much research to finance alternatives
- I'm bored in real estate (been an analyst for 2 years). I've been doing more research and would really like to be in normal PE. It sounds so much more challenging and interesting. Not to mention the pay seems to be double for the same hours of work as RE (from my experience, great mid-career comp in RE is 300-400k all-in, late career $500k-$1M. To get this sort of comp you're probably working 60+ hour weeks that get intense when doing deals. Sounds very similar to PE hours)
- I have no interest in MF PE (and also no shot). Would really like to work at a smaller PE shop in SoCal
Is there any sort of path for me to get to PE? I know the typical the answer is going to be "no", but given my high GPA and finance degree I'm wondering if there is any shot.