PE Internship Interview tomorrow, help!

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Hello all,

I am a junior undergraduate student and I have a first-round, 30-minute phone interview with a private equity firm tomorrow. I have no prior banking/consulting internship and have little-to-no technical knowledge of finance outside of a basic understanding of how PE business models and transactions work. I have no idea how I got selected for a first-round interview, yet, here we are!

My game plan so far is to refresh myself on PE business models/transactions, do basic online firm research, practice common behaviorals, and prepare my questions. I would also like to learn as much finance as I can by tomorrow, but I understand how little time I really have.

Would anybody be able to give me a brief run-down of what to expect in the interview as well as any resources I might use in the next day to prepare? Any help would be very much appreciated.


Comments (5)

Mar 5, 2019

given that it is just a 30 min interview, I doubt it will be highly technical. However, you should AT THE LEAST, be able to walk someone through a DCF/Construct one in excel. Probably wont ask LBO questions but it would help your chances tremendously to understand the workings of an LBO. They are fundamentally the same.

If i had to guess they will probably just stick to a standard walk me through a DCF model, how would you value XX business, etc. But again, its only a 30 min interview so it is most likely behavioral/resume based.

Mar 5, 2019

I would also like to learn as much finance as I can by tomorrow,

This cracked me up

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Mar 5, 2019

gotta do what you gotta do

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Mar 5, 2019

Lol no dude I get it trust me, wish I could give some useful advice. Good luck!

Mar 10, 2019