Undergrad Full-Time 2022 PE Recruiting?

Hi guys, 

Was wondering if anyone had any insight into when Recruiting would start for PE Analyst roles out of undergrad (starting in 2022)? I wouldn't have made this post, but I came across a posting from Insight Partners for 2022 Analyst recruiting, so was wondering if anyone else starts this early/would be starting soon. 

Thanks in advance!

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  • Consultant in Consulting
Dec 13, 2020 - 4:05am

Depends on what you define as "PE". Are you talking about MF/UMM? Growth Equity?  Insight has historically been more Growth-y & the Analyst position you're applying for is 90%+ sourcing.

Went through the process from an Ivy recently. From my recollection, KKR, WP (which I've been told now is more growth-y) and Vista were among the earlier ones, with KKR being in May-ish. Referrals potentially speed-up the process.

  • Prospect in PE - Growth
Dec 13, 2020 - 10:41am

When did Vista recruiting start last cycle? and are the positions just posted on our school's job board?

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  • Consultant in Consulting
Dec 26, 2020 - 12:35am

Vista's FT analyst process for undergrads started around July, ended around August. I believe they had other processes for experienced hires (which they do hire for their analyst program) that ran on different time lines. Would recommend starting networking no later than May/June.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Mar 13, 2021 - 12:08am

For class of 2021, KKR and WP started interviewing late spring / early summer, and offers were out by mid-summer. BX and SL started recruiting late summer since both shops have summer interns, so only do FT recruiting if they have additional spots (I heard BX generally overhires summer interns though). Last year, KKR/BX were very focused on diversity recruiting, while WP/SL seem to be more agnostic and screened for the hardos. Hope that's helpful.

  • Incoming Analyst in IB - Ind
Mar 17, 2021 - 11:32pm

Can someone please shed light on how to get interviews for FT MF PE recruiting? Is it just based on cold applying or do SA at investment banks have to network? A firm by firm breakdown would be super helpful!

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