Switch from Growth Equity to Private Equity

I am considering accepting a SA2020 internship at a top 10 growth equity firm. It does not seem the job is very technical, more so related to soft skills.

How hard of a time would it be to switch to a more standard PE firm as an associate? I would be behind on technicals, but surely that can be learnt?

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Jul 22, 2019 - 2:57am

SA 2020 meaning Summer Analyst or Summer Associate (i.e are you an undergrad or an MBA student)? If the former, I don't see how it's relevant as a PE associate position is a few years down the road for you. If the latter, growth equity is extremely different from PE and it would undoubtedly be more difficult for you to make the switch.

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