NYU Master's Program - Academic Letter of Rec vs Professional

Hey guys looking at NYUs MSRE program. I have professional recommendations, but I want to get academic as well. It's obviously been a few years removed from undergrad and I have not kept in touch with my professors. Is it as easy as politely asking for an academic rec and most will write it even in big classes where they don't know you?

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May 4, 2022 - 10:32pm
RE-PE, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I wrote a recommendation as a first year analyst at a megafund for my friend's application to NYU Schack and he was accepted 🤷‍♂️

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May 4, 2022 - 10:46pm
RE-PE, what's your opinion? Comment below:

It's definitely a good program just based off the coursework and professors that teach them. Some of the strongest candidates I've interviewed graduated Schack. The professors are no joke there-they're actually well-respected and primarily have deep industry knowledge and experience. It's what you make out of it, too. You can mess around and graduate with an NYU MSRE without landing a job, or you can really leverage the network and take advantage of the incredibly knowledgeable professors & courses and come out with a top-tier offer at a T-5 REPE/Dev Shop/REIT/etc.

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May 6, 2022 - 5:31pm

+1SB    The Finance and Investment program, RE finance curriculum and industry-working profs for the NYU MSRE are very strong and it has an excellent (large, cohesive, very supportive) NYC focused RE alumni base ~ BUT ~ the game is 100% yours to lose (and as mentioned, a non-trivial amount +  absolutely miss  + those T-5 REPE/Dev/REIT/Debt-f/etc opportunities) if you don't proactively do the credited (network with alumni/already working in industry cohort-mates, meet regularly with your connected profs, several subject matter relevant internships before you graduate, clubs/brown bag workshops/seminars/meet-ups/annual super conferences, national case competitions, etc, etc) activities each day, all day during your time in that program and (to what reasonable extent possible) well after you graduate (ie, staying perenially helpful and connected).

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May 5, 2022 - 12:32pm
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