- The big management consulting firms (the McKinseys of the world, etc) are still hiring, and still hiring new Ph.D. graduates, right? Probably from top-tier programs?
- I presume that breaking into venture capital requires some amount of technical education (i.e. a M.S. or Ph.D.), but also some job experience in the relevant field (biotech, pharma, whatever?)
- What do you do all day if you're in venture capital? I assume that you're constantly sifting through proposals from various people, looking for organizations that have a good idea that might make money.
- What entry-level positions in private equity firms would be relevant for new Ph.D. grads?
Thursday, December 12, 2013
How to break into venture capital and the like?
I don't know the first thing about management consulting or finance (private equity or venture capital), so I thought I would ask. (I should note that I do understand that all three areas are separate, distinct and necessarily related.)
I am sure there are Ph.D. chemists in the field -- one of my first fun posts was tracking down the factlet that 25% of Harvard's chemistry Ph.D. class between 2005 and 2008 ended up in business/finance of some sort.
So I have a few questions:
Readers, any thoughts? Much appreciated.