Recruiting for PE from Undergrad

Student at ivy - have a corporate banking soph sa offer at bb for 2022. Looking to break into buyside and if that doesnt work out then ib.

Im interested in hf too (sm/maybe mm >1bn) but im assuming its much more flexible in terms of timeline for recruiting undergrads - pls correct me if im wrong.

For PE, i heard that the recruiting has been getting earlier and similar to banking. Would it be late if i first secure an ib offer and then recruit for pe? Hoping i can leverage the offer to get looks from pe.

I already have a bb name on my resume but being corporate banking, its not applicable really to most pe firms. I do have ib and ~100m hf internship too which is probably more relevant for pe/hf recruiting.

Just wondering if I should focus entirely on ib as sa 2023 is coming up or simultaneously recruit for pe.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Comments (4)

  • Analyst 1 in PE - LBOs
Nov 24, 2021 - 10:59pm

I would simultaneously recruit for the few PE firms that have 2023 SA programs, and if those don't work out then intern in IB and for recruit for 2024 FT PE roles (processes start around summer of 2023).

  • Analyst 1 in PE - LBOs
Nov 24, 2021 - 11:10pm

From what I know, any that are hiring interns are hiring them with the intent of FT conversion; if you're competent and put in the effort it should be fine. 

  • Prospect in IB - Cov
Nov 24, 2021 - 11:12pm

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