I am an incoming IB analyst (start this summer), and I was wondering if anyone had any insight into PE recruiting that would be relevant to my timeline. I know some firms are going earlier and earlier, but did covid change anything timeline wise? A little unclear on timeline overall since it is less structured that IB recruiting.
Also, when should I start reaching out to people for networking, and when would be a good time to start the early stages of studying for interviews? Or is networking less of a thing and people instead rely on headhunters? In which case, not sure of how that process comes about either. Anything is appreciated, thanks