JPM Real Estate after full time job at Duff and Phelps?

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My "dream" job is working in commercial RE (Either Real Estate Banking or in Asset Management) at JP Morgan. Unfortunately, they're not hiring for any full time positions in LA and I am graduating undergrad this year. If I take a job in real estate (probably at Duff & Phelps), would I have a chance of getting a job at JPM (as an Analyst/entry level) if I apply after 1-2 years of work experience? Can't apply now because nothing is open.. but it seems that everyone who works at JPM started there as an analyst straight out of college. Any thoughts/adviceanything on this topic appreciated!

Comments (5)

Nov 16, 2017

It's definitely feasible, and regardless it doesn't sound like you have any other options.

My guess though is that after a year or so you'll realize that the only people naive enough to care about the brand they work for are undergrads who jerk off to Linkedin, and that who you work with and, you know, what you actually do, is far more important.

Nov 16, 2017

brand matters, but experience gets you comfortable to go after those roles a year or two down the line. i would rather hire someone with 1 yr experience coming from a shitty re shop than someone out of undergrad with no experience or relevant internships

Nov 16, 2017

Is Duff & phelps really a shitty re job?

Nov 18, 2017

no. he was implying experience triumphs brand, especially when starting out.

Nov 16, 2017
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