Seeking some career advices
I am an undergraduate student from a non-target school and major in accounting. I interned at the real estate arm of a multi-trillion investment management firm last year. The company's name looks very good on my resume but my internship wasrole (accounting). I did not like the internship much and found it difficult to move around within the company. I became more interested in research/advisory and went to a small commercial real estate advisory firm this summer. I have about 1.5 year left in school (I am going to be a senior but I can stay in school longer to get 150 credits for accounting). I found commercial real estate pretty interesting after finishing my recent internship and hope to break into this field upon graduation.
My question is that if any of you could give me an overview of career opportunities for college graduates within CRE. So far I know about analyst positions at PE/Investment Management shop (which seem to require solid sell-side experience), real estate investment teams at banks (like, Deutsche), and real estate advisory firms (Colliers, Jones lang lasalle)
Additionally, I understand I do not have a solid
What do you think I should do to make up this disadvantage of having not real BB front office experience, if I look for full-time and compete with those kids who just finished or ST internships this summer? As I said, I can choose to stay in school longer and possibly apply SA positions for next year. If thats the case, what kind of technical skills (for CRE in particular) do you think I should obtain to get fully prepared? Could you also recommend some publications/books that I can look into?
Sorry for such a long post. Thank you all for your time reading it.