Anyone here who started in a general corporate or commercial trans group that later transitioned to a more specialized group (M&A, funds, financing, etc.)? If so, what made you switch and are you happy with the change/what has your experience been like?

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For me, it was the people in the specialized group. They were great mentors and just seemed more fulfilled + humane. They stayed great, but I realized it’s still important to have some interest in the subject matter because boredom can set in quickly.

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I fell in love with m&a bc when I work so much it’s cool to be able to impress people the one or two times I have a chance to get out. But srsly, u learn a bit of everything with m&a and constantly hone both your problem solving skills under pressure and also your negotiating skills/quick wit. Also law firms love the m&a for the many times undiscounted $ coming in.

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