Q&A: 3rd Year PE Associate (entering MBA)
I have a fair amount of free time before starting my MBA in the fall. This community has been extremely helpful for me since the time I was recruiting for internships years back, so I wanted to use the time to give back to those looking to break into the industry, to the extent possible. I'm happy to speak with anyone who would find it helpful, specifically on the following topics:
- Undergrads (only entering 2nd years and later please) looking to recruit for IB summer internships
- Interns thinking about bank / group placement options
- Full time analysts looking at buy-side opportunities (HF/PE)
As for my background, I was an intern and then full time analyst at GS/MS in NY, recruited for HF (though 95% of my peers went through the PE process), landed a few offers at different sized funds but ultimately decided to move into a private markets role outside of the US after realizing that the HF world probably wasn't the best fit for me (and that I wasn't a great public markets investor)
If this would be helpful please PM me. Or if you have more general questions that would be helpful for others, feel free to post them here and I'll be happy to answer.