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The Private Equity Associate: Pathway to Glory, or Glorified Monkey?

A long time ago, Private Equity Associate roles were the main pathway into private equity. You’d work in investment banking or management consulting for a few years, interview around, win an offer, and then move onto greener pastures. And you can still do that. It’s just that you don’t necessarily “need” to enter the industry […]
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Private Equity Analyst Roles: The Best Way to Skip Investment Banking?

A long time ago, Private Equity Analyst positions did not exist. Banks hired the top students out of undergrad for Investment Banking Analyst roles, which was a nice arrangement for private equity firms: let banks recruit the “best and the brightest,” and then swoop in to hire away trained bankers. But then someone in private […]
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The Private Equity Career Path: The Complete Guide

When thinking about the private equity career path, our favorite analogy still applies: a fraternity house. Yes, we previously compared the investment banking career path to a frat house, and private equity careers are similar in many ways. But if investment banking is more like a “party/drinking fraternity,” private equity is more like a “business […]
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