NYU MSRE Thought Process
Hey all, first post on this website but I've been lingering for a long time now. Wanted to get some insight from others to see if I'm on the right track with my thought process for going to NYU for an MSRE.
Some background: I went to a target undergrad school and graduated with a 3.7 gpa. Problem is I also played a D1 sport during my time at school and decided to focus on that more than recruiting/networking during my time at school (still had some internships at smaller investment firms in NYC). Essentially, I wanted to try playing professional sports after graduation so I never locked in junior and senior year to land a full time gig. Spent the year after graduation bouncing around a few cities with lower tier professional teams and quickly realized I would be stuck doing this for the next 5 years with minimal progress and income. Decided to pivot and got a full time role in Dallas for two years. I've been recruiting to move to New York but have only been getting looks for other RE AM positions at places I don't entirely want to go to.
I guess my main question here is about the NYU MSRE program. Would it be reasonable to use this program to essentially re-recruit for a position in Newor a REIB team? I would prefer to do this and get a role I really want to be in rather than recruit another 6 months to a year to land a role I don't necessarily want to do. I understand a lot of people are skeptical of the NYU program because of the cost and amount of people they let in, but I'm thinking if I combine this program's network in NYC with the prestige of my undergrad I will be able to get some looks at top firms.
Happy to hear thoughts to see if I'm missing something here, or if this seems like a reasonable path to take to break into the NYC market. Thanks.