Career trends: One on one session in Dubai

Yesterday September 18th, 29 alumni that live and work in the Middle East had the opportunity of meeting one on one with recruitment consultants in Dubai. This time we decided to offer a tailored career session where alumni could hold 20-minute conversations with our invited collaborators from Korn/Ferry International and Boyden Middle East, and talk…

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Types of Investment Banking Positions—Part 2: Divisions

As mentioned in Part 1 of “Types of Investment Banking Positions,“ because investment banking experience is traditionally seen as critical to positions in private equity or business development, we should spend some time discussing certain aspects that any candidate should know before pursing a position in this industry.  Part 1 of this discussion focused on…

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Career Profile: Private Equity and Venture Capital Associate Responsibilities

In a prior discussion, we talked about resume writing tips for landing a position in M&A, Venture Capital and/or Private Equity. In connection with that discussion, we briefly mentioned the primary ways candidates may add value to the M&A process. During this discussion, we should discuss further the primary responsibilities of a Private Equity and/or…

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Daniel Porot’s career design and job hunting takeaways from the April intake presentation.

As part of the International MBA career training, we had the pleasure of counting with Daniel Porot’s wise words.  The man with the likable French accent delivered an entertaining one-day performance featuring witty drawings, stories from an enormous repertoire of over 30 years of experience – and his irresistible contagious laughter. Daniel Porot is one…

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M&A in Developing Markets—Development Finance Institutions

When pursuing opportunities in Merger & Acquisitions, most professionals concentrate their attention on private financial institutions that operate in this arena, such as investment banks and private equity/venture capital firms.  However, given the significant gaps in capital provided to developing economies, a number of governments and non-profit groups have organized “Development Finance Institutions” (DFIs) with…

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