Career switch from Civil Eng. to RE.....anyone done it ?
I graduated college with a degree in Civil Engineering and have been working as a design consultant for about a year. Working with a lot of developers and CRE shops on advising them about construction related stuff.... I got a chance to look at the work CRE shops do and it was very interesting to me, more interesting than the job I do right now and I was looking to make the switch to a cre shop either on the debt or equity side as a analyst.
Has anyone been in this boat or know how can I make this transition ?, is it even a realistic target given that I never took any formal classes in college related to the work ?
(p.s - I did enroll myself in a certification program for RE investment at MIT, I also took some classes to learn how to build RE fin. models so I do have a good understanding of the work and what goes into it)
I'd appreciate any guidance or advise, thanks