What do undergrads do next?

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Now that most of the best REPE firms hire directly out of undergrad, what do these new analysts do after a few years? Will it end up just being a bunch of people bouncing between these top firms for bumps in title until they have enough credibility to start their own shop or something?

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Sep 12, 2019

same thing that happened when top PE firms started hiring directly out of undergrad instead of BB first years i suppose. some bounce around, some go to bigger shops, some to smaller shops, some retire young and live the good life.

Sep 12, 2019

My guess is most lateral or go to smaller shops. Some get into other roles (dev, lending, etc.)

Sep 12, 2019
lkjhg:

Will it end up just being a bunch of people bouncing between these top firms for bumps in title

Probably this or moving into a smaller shop

lkjhng:

until they have enough credibility to start their own shop or something?

Not impossible but not likely. There is a huge risk associated with this. Not just financial but social risks too. "What will XYZ think?" is an often understated thing on this site. XYZ can be someone's friends, family, wife, even current boss.

Edit: This does not apply to everyone. Some people simply do not care about others and keep their overhead low and lifestyle simple to be able to execute on running your own shop. Hard to do if you've got the gated community mortgage, private school payments, Range Rover for the wife and Merc S Class for yourself, AP/ Rolex/ Patek, expensive vacations, grad school debt.. list can go on.

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Sep 17, 2019
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