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To the folks who pivoted from tech consulting pre-MBA to IB/PE post- graduation, how has your experience been? What would have been helpful for you to have known prior to making the switch?

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I would wager that you’ll find few to no transitions into PE from tech consulting backgrounds. Notoriously hard to break into PE post-mba if you didn’t have pre-mba PE experience, and that’s before adding a non-finance background to the mix. Transitioning to IB should be very doable though, provided the right Mba program and you being absolutely on top of your shit when it comes to OCR

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Search LinkedIn. Not sure many of those transitions take place. Tech consulting (Accenture, Deloitte etc) -> MBA -> PE Probably more possible for IB. Have seen a few more that have done this path

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Anything is possible. I knew of someone at ACN, doing part tech, part strategy and moved to IBD post MBA. Just need to hustle and ideally do 2 year to get a shot at intersnhip

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Doing an IB internship during my mba this summer after working at accenture. Very doable and a large number of my classmates who went into IB were also consultants previously. PE is damn near impossible to break into unless you’re a diversity candidate as many shops are feeling the pressure from LPs to diversify employee demographics. Best bet is grind it out in IB and then flex connections from classmates in PE to get a job after a year or two

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