When to network for PE FT analyst programs?


I am an incoming SA at a boutique, and I'm interested in recruiting for full-time PE analyst programs. However, I'm planning on going abroad next semester, and know there will be a huge time difference for networking. 

When is a good time to start networking for PE analyst programs? Is it probable that my SA bank will find out?

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Oct 14, 2021 - 3:13am

The info sessions are usually in the spring, at least for W, so go to those events and talk to people there, then start reaching out to alum so that by early summer you have connections. They also have invites/applications for networking sessions in NYC during the summer, so if you can miss work for a couple hours to go to that it could be worth it. 
Decent chance analysts at your bank with buddies at the PE firm find out, but who cares? Unless you're at a firm that doesnt support PE recruiting, but since you're at an EB you should be fine

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Oct 15, 2021 - 5:02pm

Would it make sense to focus on more senior folks (partner +), or does it not matter that much? I imagine a partner/principal would have more influence over an associate in the analyst recruiting process, right?

Oct 15, 2021 - 3:45pm

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