I'm working at theat a top PE firm and I get to learn a lot, but I would eventually like to work in the . What do you think is a better strategy - look for a boutique gig with my limited experience, or try to get into a top 15 MBA program and go through the internship route? I'm leaning towards MBA because I can use my firm's name to help leverage myself in my application, but I'm also thinking without the right work experience, it might be a no-go from the start.
If the boutique, how possible is it to get something like this? If the MBA, is there anything below top 15 I should maybe consider applying to?