Public Finance/ Project Finance IB question
I did my undergrad in Civil Engineering and now getting my masters in Env Engineering at a target school. Currently, I'm taking a class dealing with project finance (PPP's, public/infrastructure finance) and even applied to a few positions at some BB firms within their public finance group. This is gaining interest for me and I find it appealing to do infrastructure/energy finance. I believe Macquarie Bank does this very well in Australia/ UK and slowly adopting it in the states. I guess for those who are interested will have the Ibanking background and can move into a PE firm such as TableRock Capital (our guest lecturer) further in their career paths.
My main question is do they care that I have civil engineering as a background vs someone who can do modeling. I've been applying for summer analyst roles in public finance but haven't received word from them yet. Are most BB firms done conducting first rounds? Currently, I do not have any modeling background. Does that hinder my chances?
Thanks everyone for your input.