Would it be smart to do Baruch's Masters in Real Estate?
I graduated from an ivy in 2015 and had shitty grades there (2.8 GPA). I have no excuse. I totally fucked around and didn't have my priorities straight. I know I'm capable of doing way better. I went to a top 5 private national High School (think Exeter, Trinity, etc.) and got excellent grades there but I wasted away four years in college by having too much fun and not focusing on my grades. I'm a total idiot I know and I deserve absolutely no slack. Call me a spoiled little shit because that's exactly what I am. I absolutely hate myself for it.
I'm having a bit of trouble finding a job in real estate right now (I'd preferably like to work on the investment side but I would be open to working in investment sales or development if possible too). If I'm not able to network my way into a job by May, I don't see any other option than trying to do a masters in real estate and working my absolute hardest to make sure that I get a 4.0 there while doing relevant internships throughout the program.
I would have to pay for it, so I'm very skeptical about applying for NYU's program (assuming I could even get in) since that would put me in $70K debt. Do you think it would be wise to try to do Baruch's MS in real estate instead? It's only about $10-15K since I'm an NY resident but will doing well there just make it look like I couldn't do well at a top school so I went to an easier school to get good grades? Also, does anyone know what the reputation of Baruch's MS in real estate is and how people in their program place? Like if I absolutely killed it there and got amazing grades and networked with my undergrad's alumni database, would that help my chances of landing a job considerably?