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04-26-2023 Newsletter: When is On-Cycle going to happen this year? | Protected Saturdays

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This article was published on January 19, 2023… Connect with an OfficeHours Coach for an update on what we’re hearing live!


Incoming IB Analysts: Are you thinking about 2026 Private Equity Recruiting?


We’ve been getting this question a bit — do we help out with on-cycle as well as off-cycle?

Historically, On-Cycle for PE Recruiting used to be 2 years in advance where individuals pre/post-IB training were being recruited by PE firms to come in and interview — generally 1-2 nights of serious on-cycle. What happened this past year is that traditional On-Cycle recruiting in September 2022 didn’t go that well since many incoming analysts weren’t actually ready for interviews. We heard this from our Coaches as well as some Mentees that the talent just wasn’t there.



On-cycle PE recruiting is expected to begin this fall, though no one can be certain of the exact date.

“Our advice remains the same: if you’re serious about PE, it’s best to knock out prep that is in your control (LBO Modeling, Business Intuition Guide, and Written Cases you can master without any meaningful banking experience) before you get swamped with work.”

Preparation is key.


Guides for all of the above are on our platform.

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Are you focused on On-Cycle 2026?






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