I am 2.5 years out of undergrad and have been working in a Strat Planning capacity at a growing Regional Bank. In my current role I provide strategy/ special projects analysis and implementation support for the commercial banking group head (and direct reports).
Due to a shakeup in executive managment I have an opportunity to switch roles to become an analyst with a very successful Project Finance group within the organization.
I am planning to use Bschool to switch careers and pursue IB (eventually PE). Should i stay in my current strat planning role or switch to get credit/deal experience?
Which would make me a better Bschool applicant? Assuming i get into a top 15 school, would either experience be attractive to an IB?
If you feel your experience is more closely related to your goal of IB and then PE, then I recommend making the switch. Having experience more related to your long-term goal will make the goal more realistic and make you a more attractive applicant, especially if the new opportunity is a real opportunity for growth and responsibility.
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