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I’m 2.5 weeks out of training and haven’t been utilized to the full extent. I haven’t been staffed and rarely have been asked to complete smaller one-off projects. Who should I talk to? MD? Associate? Other analysts? Broader question is ‘how do I ask for work?’

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Enjoy it while it lasts. You’ll be back here soon asking for time management/efficiency tips.

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Took me 3 months to get integrated into deal flow when I first started back in the day. Just do your best to review past projects so you are ready when the time comes - they haven't forgotten about you

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ENJOY IT

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