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PE/HF fish who come from non-target backgrounds, do you feel like your education made it more difficult when pursuing exit opps?

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I come from ivy background but I don't know why people feel self conscious about their undergrad. What's important is your major, if you're smart enough to learn quickly, yor networking ability, ANDDDD your freaking cfa or other certifications. Trust me, I am threatened by those who are pursuing / acquiring their cfa - it doesn't matter if they went to a crappy undergrad or not.

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Your major means nothing. I feel very fortunate to be the position I’m in right now coming from a state school, but yes, I’ve always felt like I’m at a disadvantage. When interviewing potential analysts I try not to judge them based on their school since you never know why they went to whatever school they went to. For me, it was a monetary thing. I got a good (not great) education at 1/8 of the cost

^ IBA1, would you take an art major from an ivy with great EQ and Ok understanding of the technical aspects of the job OR an engineering/math/Econ major from a regular school with great EQ and great understanding of the technical aspects of the job?

Yes certain firms don’t hire you bc of ivy / bank... I notice it’s more prevalent in PE compared to HF

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