Reposting here as advised...
It seems like I am taking the non-traditional route compared to most people on this site, but let me know what you think...
I am currently working as an analyst at an REPE firm in NYC. To date, the experience has not met my expectations as the deal flow is slow and I do not think I am learning as much as I should (I feel like I am stagnating). Management and company structure are also not ideal and I cannot see myself being happy in my current position even if the workload were to pick up.
I am beginning to send out my resume and reach out to people in my network and while I am still open to working on the principal side if the right opportunity arises, I have taken more of an interest into the RE Banking side of the business (mainly CMBS). The problem I am seeing is that most of these IB firms have their analyst programs in full swing already and I am not sure how to break in being that I am no longer able to attend the OCRs.
Some more info about me:
- semi-target/target school
- interned at several shops while in undergrad
- 3.7 GPA
- know the technicals of RE well