Last week I was forced to accept aa middle market firm ( / / / / ) that I'm not happy with. I really don't want to work there full time.
My goal is to work in M&A at a top 3or EB. I don't want to work on the buyside and don't care about PE recruiting.
I have a 3.9+ at an Ivy and prior experience in finance my sophomore summer (in PE//AM). How easy or difficult will it be to (a) recruit full-time or (b) lateral after a year? What should I do to set myself up for the move apart from continuing to network (and obviously receiving a return offer from the MM place)? Would appreciate if only people in the industry answered and high school/college students kept their speculation to themselves. Thank you.