I am located in Dallas Texas and am very avid in looking for Private Equity internships. I am fairly new to private equity and want to understand more about the field as well as break into it. I have an internship and a few stock competitions on my resume but am looking to intern at smaller banks in my area due to lack of experience. I have networked with a lot of alumni in Private Equity and they have been super helpful and many recommended me here.
What should I be focused on learning and understanding first to truly nail an interview once I get one? I am currently enrolled in the WSO Elite Modeling Package and plan to purchase the Private Equity Interview Guide as well. What material is crucial to know first and build on? I feel clustered because I have 100 tabs open on my laptop with information to learn, yet I don't know where to start or build on. Should I start with accounting, LBOs, Modeling, Excel,
If anyone could help me or even give me their personal experience from when they started out that would be GREATLY appreciated. I would love to know everything I need to about Private Equity and break-in. I am committed and will break into Private Equity. I just need to know how to start in such a big industry and understand the stepping stones.
Thank you so much for reading and ANY feedback would be appreciated