UMM+Bain Cap - can I make it with my profile?

I'm currently a BA/A/AC at an MBB and extremely keen on recruiting PE. Did a stint at a MM PE in Asia after graduation before starting my at my MBB and figured out I really want to do PE, but probably at a larger fund and in the US. My background is that I attended a "lower" Ivy (Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth), did a double major in STEM fields and have a 3.6 GPA. 

My main fear is, reading a lot of candidate profiles and forums on WSO, that I may not get past the HH screen post resume for firms such as Bain Cap, Berkshire Partners, Frisco, AEA and Golden Gate, which are the firms I am most passionate about.

From people who have experiences HH screens and recruiting into PE, do you think my fears are substantiated or am I overthinking this?

Thanks in advance!

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  • Associate 1 in PE - LBOs
Sep 19, 2020 - 2:35pm

Call a few headhunters and ask -- not a fucking "HH."

You must be fun at parties... 

 

OP you're overthinking it, tell HHs that's what you're interested in and they'll note it accordingly.

 
  • Intern in IB-M&A
Nov 18, 2020 - 7:42pm

Do you think your gpa would hold you back? Which aspect of your profile are you worried about holding you back?

 
Nov 19, 2020 - 8:23pm

You'll be fine. A BA/A/AC from an Ivy with a 3.6 in STEM will get plenty of looks from all the major consultant-friendly PE shops. My question is: How did you come up with the list of firms you're passionate about? There's probably a few other firms I could recommend if you say what you're targeting (i.e. location, strategy, sector, culture, etc.)

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  • Prospect in Research - Other
Dec 3, 2020 - 4:06pm

Not to mention Steven Roth, Bruce Rauner, Henry Paulson, Roger McNamee... just to name a few. This site will warp your perception of reality. Dartmouth is one of the best schools out there.

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