I was wondering if anyone had any advice regarding the best way to secure a position in the CRE investment industry if one is an American national studying at a UK university. Even though it is illegal for employers to discriminate against you based on your nationality, everyone does (either explicitly or implicitly). Thus, there are tremendous headwinds trying to secure a role in the UK. Meanwhile, I am not in the US to network and apply to jobs, so it is really difficult to get any traction with your applications.
I am currently an MSc student in London. What do people recommend? Drop out of my course and start pounding the pavement in the US? Finish my degree then move back to the US? Or just try to overcome the visa issues?
p.s. if anyone is wondering why I shot myself in the foot. I am largely in the UK for personal reasons (i.e., girlfriend)...