Frequent reader, first post. Non-target undergrad (pol sci major). Have had success in the Boston area in vc tech space due to connections, work focused in strategic partnerships. Lot of global work and was a principal level at 24.
However, despise the industry and not a cultural fit either. Followed the herd out of school and had a lot of contacts. 3 years out and looking at an MBA focused in RE Finance or a MSRE with career landing in NYC. At the point where I want to pursue a passion/niche. Have known I wanted change, then took the CareerBuilder test they give at MBA and got a 99 in RE Dev and 91 in RE Finance.
Current outlook: short term is to identify a program, get in, build a foundation (RE Finance) with an internship and placement job, and then once experience/network grows, (years down the line) pivot into the development side. My true passion is in global development.
What would someone in the RE industry recommend for a full fledged career changer? Tech seems to have zero value (from the network I've spoken to). I am about to take the GMAT (projected at 680-700) and very unsure which direction to take.