I find myself in an interesting position. I want to move into private equity from S&T. Does anyone have any experience with this-- is it doable? I've not found much discussion on this topic, and I thought starting a new thread might help people in the same position as I.
I thought S&T was all the rage as an undergrad and solved for a job there... had no guidance at all and was out of my depths. Anyways, I got an offer and joined one of the top BBs (think, MS). Around the same time, I got an offer to join a newly launched great scholarship program (think Rhodes, Gates Cambridge). I thought it was too great an opportunity to pass up, so I left work and joined. Managed to retain my position at the firm.
However, now I want to move into PE. I had an interview with a PE firm but in the end, they said I needed to have someexperience, even an internship. In the meantime, I got into HBS 2+2. However, I've found it quite challenging to make any breakthrough into IBD right now, and it's very late in the recruiting cycle. Would most likely end up going back to the floor.
So my question is, post-MBA, would it be doable to move into PE given my background (i.e., no pre-MBA IB experience)? I would very much appreciate any thoughts and inputs. As for those who may have questions about my MBA application process or any question for that matter, I'd be more than willing to help.
Thanks for your inputs.