I just graduated on Saturday. I have a few offers, but haven't accepted any of them since I am not incredibly crazy about any one of them in particular. They range from investment consulting to corporate finance.
I want to break into real estate and I have applied to a handful of firms (~40) in varying roles. I haven't had any luck, since I don't have much experience.
There are 3 opportunities I am considering and have connections in each. I understand real estate moves slow and these are all huge firms.
At this point should I just sign an offer at a F500 - corporate finance group and try to make into real estate later? Under this arrangement, work for me won't start until July 1. For now, I'm preparing for the CFA L2 exam.
Is there any hope to get one of the 3 RE opportunities or break in later?
I know it's not a great situation, but how bad is it to start off in corporate finance at F500 as an FP&A Financial Analyst? Given that I've got another month I'll likely pass the second CFA exam.