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Currently focused on growth strategy and CDDs at a LEK/EYP type. Decent undergrad and 3.7. Is it realistic to expect a slim but not impossible chance to land a MF associate position like a bain capital/blackstone/Carlyle straight out of a H/S/W or even Columbia/booth if I network my ass off?

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Try as hard as you can to get pre-MBA PE experience. I have never seen a MBA candidate land a post-MBA MF PE senior associate / principal role outside of the following backgrounds: (1) sponsored by (and returning to) their MF, (2) 2+2 pre-MBA PE and using MBA to move to another / larger fund, or (3) JD / MBA candidate with prior banking / restructuring / principal investing internships.

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Also, my end goal is a long short fund like a point72 or viking, does an mba present better direct opportunities for that or is it still better to do PE then HF? Heard from current year 1s at Wharton that HFs and IB are much more open to diverse (ie consulting) backgrounds from an mba program than PE MFs who basically only want GS TMT...

Or is it better to just go MM then mba

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Also, not sure why someone who is interested in Viking would consider P72. Those platforms are in entirely different leagues

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Lol bro, one can dream brother, one can dream..

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