I worked in market risk reporting supporting mortgage backed trading desk and interest rate trading desk for approximately 2.5 years. At this point I decided I did not want to be part of MO and exit to S&T seemed very rare.
Somehow by applying to everything I saw, I landed a gig in retirement housing acquisitions team with no prior experience. Ended up enrolling to MFin program at Queen's. And leveraged both to transition to a AM <15$bn on RE Debt side.
Willing to answer any questions as this board and forum was very helpful to secure my role.