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What did you say in an interview for “Why PE?”

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During one of my PE interviews, I was asked this question. I gave a pretty standard answer (like the work, want to do some investing, etc etc). Interviewer (who was the managing partner and top dog of the fund) stares at me blankly while I’m answering…clearly not buying it. He then goes, “ok, with that out of the way, why do you REALLY want to do PE”. Without hesitating I reply, “I want to make money and lots of it”. He responds, “good, you look like someone who wants to be rich. I like that”. Got the offer.

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Private equity is certainly a more edgy crowd than consulting. Love the response and not shocked the MP ate it up

"I wanna make bank, bro. I wanna get ass. And I wanna drive a Range Rover."

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I wanna influence the US elections bro you know what I'm saying broo

Only true answer

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Stop I’m gonna blush

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Lakehouses ain’t free

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Look up “Chung is King.” End of story

Holy shit lmao it’s like the college freshmen who brag to high schoolers about how many people they sleep with/drinking/drugs they do

Best advise I got was that if you don’t know the answer to that question then you shouldn’t be in PE

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