This is my first post to WSO so I hope I'm doing this correctly.
Here's a little about myself...
Job : 1 year doing
Undergrad : (Mid-Atlantic) Non-Target - Penn State, Maryland, UNC
Major GPA: 3.7+
Internships: 1 year at Elite RE development firm that builds casinos, entertainment complexes, shopping centers, multi-use etc
Upon graduating undergrad, I had aimed to start my career in investment banking either in NYC or LA. I was a bit naive/unrealistic at the time as I was entire aware of the rigid structure of on-campus recruiting. Sigh, I wish I had found WSO sooner! Since I was being the recruiting 8-ball and was in desperate need to pay bills as I am entirely self-sufficient, I took a job with a-bank but in a role. To put it bluntly, the work is mind numbing; and although I enjoy the personalities of the people I work with, I feel that I am not learning a valuable skill set that would suit me throughout my career.
I had had such a phenomenal experience at the CRE firm that I had interned at. However, I was hard-set on BB IB and passed on an offer from the firm. Eventually, the filled the position and I was out of my offer. Now, I am once again looking to move back into CRE. I have an interview with a REPE firm and I have a strong feeling I will have to complete an in-person modeling case study.
I am currently taking the BIWS basic modeling courses; however, my gut tells me that BIWS's basic modeling course will have me a bit unprepared for the case study.
Therefore, I was wondering if any fellow industry monkeys had advice/insight onto a high-quality modeling course that I could learn from. I've seen recommendations for BIWSbut that seems a bit more REIB focused. I've also seen recommendations for REFM and this seems to be a good fit. However, there are a wide variety of courses to choose from and the site doesn't not clearly lay out which ones would work well for an industry beginner trying to learn as much as possible.
If you have been in my predicament before, please reply or shoot a PM as I would love to hear all advice that you have to share!
PS - I have some good courses and guide if anyone is interested in a swap.