Post-MBA PE Recruiting - Insights Appreciated
Looking for some guidance from PE professionals on how to frame my background for PE recruiting Post-MBA, where I stack up against others and other general insights.
My background is a bit unique, worked at a well-known boutique bank for two years earning a third year offer then went over to corp dev, fortune 1000, acquiring over 15 small-midsize companies and getting promoted to VP over my three years there. State school undergrad and now I'm heading to Wharton for my MBA.
I'm trying to answer the following questions:
I. How should I think about framing my deal experience for PE?
II. Would I get looks at larger PE funds? How about middle market guys?
III. What role out of business school would I be recruiting for? Senior Associate?
IV. How should I approach my summer internship? Would I be required, in your view, to get a PE role given my lack of experience specifically doing PE? Does doing banking for a summer make sense?
V. Does it make sense to use a headhunter for PE recruiting out of Wharton?
VI. Would a PE firm respect the fact that I've worked in a company and learned its operations for a number of year or are they strictly focused on deals?
Thanks for the advice!
- U Accrete Me