Is it Stupid to get an International Politics Master's Abroad and pursue Real Estate after?

Hey everyone, I lightly touched on this in an earlier post and wanted to hear your thoughts. 

I'm still in talks for an internship position at CB/JLL/CWK type firm down in DC and have been planning a plan B option in case I don't get hired for what I want. 

I'm currently applying for a Master's in International Politics at a university in Belgium because it's affordable for me (4.000 euros), I don't need to take the Gmat, as real estate becomes more institutionalized there's a greater need for a graduate's degree, also I studied abroad at that same university and have maintained connections there. 

I'm finishing up my bachelor's in finance and I think this degree and going abroad for it is an angle to differentiate myself because with a Master's in International Politics the course load comprises of law, government, economics, and sustainable development which I think if I package it right in an interview, I can connect it back to real estate. Also take a year's long Master's will give me the ability to have some fun while buying me more time to apply for the jobs I want because I started late on the process last semester due to a bout of depression and stress from the online schooling. 

So, has anyone got a degree in college that wasn't directly related to CRE/finance and was still able to land in a decent role after graduation?

Thank you

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Feb 23, 2021 - 6:07pm

I don't see the point of this degree for RE.  Why not get a masters in RE or finance?  Or just focus on networking and cast a wider net (maybe work at a RE company abroad if thats what you really want)?  I am confident that you'll learn more about RE in 1 day at a brokerage than a full year getting that international politics degree.  I'd also be pretty confused if I received a resume from a European international politics student - would come across like they don't know wtf they want to do / aren't that interested in RE.

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