PE is truly an elite is a list of schools attended by those at a top PE shop

  • BA UCLA Summa Cum Laude onto Upenn Law and Wharton MBA
    • BS Econ. Upenn Wharton
    • BS Econ. Upenn Wharton onto HBS
    • BA Summa Cum Laude Dartmouth onto HBS
    • Bach. Commerce University of Toronto to Stanford GSB
    • Columbia University to Columbia GSB
    • Adelphi University Summa Cum Laude onto HBS
    • Summa Cum Laude Wharton onto HBS
    • BS Wharton onto HBS
    • BA & BS Wharton
    • BA & BS Wharton onto HBS
    • BA Harvard onto Yale Law
    • BS & MBA Wharton
    • USC to UCLA Law
    • BA Harvard
    • BA University of Toronto onto MBA from U. of Western Ontario
    • BS UC Berkeley onto Santa Clara Law
    • BA Wharton onto HBS
    • High Honors U of Michigan BBA onto Kellogg Grad School of Mgmt.
    • BS NYU Stern onto Wharton MBA
    • BA Harvard to HBS
    • BA Columbia onto University of Chicago GSB
    • BA Middlebury
    • BBA Emory
    • BS Wesleyan onto Wharton MBA

The list goes on..... I'm not going to give the name of the PE shop, but this should show that PE is truly an elite club and a degree from a prestigious university at either the undergrad or MBA level is pretty much necessary, but not required.

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Jun 14, 2007 - 8:55pm

I'll just finish it off

  • BBA Summa Cum Laude University of Notre Dame
  • BS Wharton
  • BS University of Illinois onto Southwestern University Law
  • BS Wharton
  • BS Wharton
  • BA University of Rochester onto Kellogg
  • BS Wharton
  • BS Wharton Summa Cum Laude
  • BS Georgetown onto Stanford GSB
  • BA Middlebury to HBS
  • BA GEorgetown
  • BA Emory SUmma Cum Laude
  • BS Cornell
Jun 14, 2007 - 9:03pm

dude..i know ppl from middlebury, usc, osu working at top pe shops...i dont know what this post is intended to convey

...mods please delete and i wish we had ibankingoasis ppl could actually graduate before they are allowed to post

Jun 14, 2007 - 9:05pm

its intended to show that while not impossible to get into PE from a non-top school, it makes things easier obviously if you do go to a top school.

You can delete it. It doesn't really do much other than state the obvious.

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Jun 14, 2007 - 9:08pm

If people typically went straight from school into PE this list might be somewhat helpful. I would like to see the list of what people did prior to working at this PE firm. Also, PE is more than just 1 or 2 top shops. I'd like to see a sample from some smaller shops. "Top PE" might be ultra-exclusive, but for those that want to do PE and don't need to be at KKR or Carlyle, Wharton isn't a requirement.


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Jun 14, 2007 - 9:24pm

DUDE it's FUCKING interesting, that's why he wrote it. It might not be interesting to you personally, but someone will find this type of info of some use or motivation. It's much better than some fuck asking for advice on his career prospects when he's got a 2.3 and is from bummfuck university and majored in reprographics. Capisce?


I didn't mind reading it.. For those who are bored, click the 'back' button and proceed to go to your respective handicapped bathroom stall and wack it to your respective alma mater.

Jun 14, 2007 - 9:27pm


Was your post about your first week at your BB really that much more value added than this post... In the grand scheme of things, both are irrelevant.

I suspect that you are the walking ibankingoasis who you referred to in your original poster a few days ago and that the UPENN girl is actually your girlfriend.

Jun 15, 2007 - 10:23am
target schools ---> top banking jobs ---> top PE shops

Very true. However, 10 minutes on CapIQ will teach you that you don't need to go to a top PE shop to have a good job, make good money and live a good life - financially.

The problem comes in the fact that most A-types can't handle anything but the best; they need the top brand names to feel like they "made it."

Jun 16, 2007 - 12:26am
I'm not going to give the name of the PE shop, but this should show that PE is truly an elite club and a degree from a prestigious university at either the undergrad or MBA level is pretty much necessary, but not required.

A club full of "elite" lemmings? I'm sorry...couldn't help myself. I hang around way too many people who view the flow of Ivy league human capital as a contrarian indicator.

Jun 16, 2007 - 10:11am

I didn't used to think school matters, but when you go to a meeting and people are introduced around and the slide with people's backgrounds comes out people respond differently to a junior banker based on their alma mater. I think it sends a signal to the client that they can trust the people they are working with are competent (not that people from non Ivy are not competent, but being Ivy is like an instant certification in the clients eyes)

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