University of Texas Real Estate Expo

University of Texas Real Estate Expo

On March 28, 2012, The University of Texas will once again put on their annual Real Estate Expo. This is a wonderful chance for UTSA students and real estate professionals to mingle and to potentially discuss internships or other real estate related topics and news. Currently, more than 20 companies and organizations are participating, including REEL (Real Estate Entrepreneurs and Leaders) and CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Members).

What to Expect

During the expo, which will be held in the University Center Ballroom, professionals will discuss real estate internships and career opportunities. This gives bright young students a unique opportunity to look into their future and begin planning appropriately. During the 2011 Expo, more than 100 students were present to discuss internship opportunities with nearly 30 real estate companies and organizations. All real estate professionals and companies are invited to attend, and will be given a free table to display banners and other promotional materials.

The Benefits of an Internship

There are numerous internship benefits to both students and real estate professionals and companies. UTSA students get the chance to learn their industry hands on; gaining valuable experience and knowledge that will help them throughout their real estate career. Real estate companies get the benefit of an extra pair of helpful hands or eyes, and making the difference in a student’s life. Internships are often no pay or little pay, because the greatest compensation is the experience the student gains.

How Real Estate Professionals Should Prepare

Attending theUniversityofTexas Real Estate Expois very similar to a job interview for the students. They will be dressed to impress and most will have a copy of their resume handy. Companies should be prepared to provide students with an overview of their company as well as the benefits of doing an internship with the company. This might include things they will learn during an internship, what types of hands-on activities they will participate in, and more. If an internship could potentially lead into a job opportunity, companies and professionals should be sure to mention that to students as well.

Additional Information

The Expo will take place between the hours of 3pm and 6pm, and attendance is completely free. Companies or professionals who are interested in taking part in the Expo should contact Laura Gilliland at (210) 458-7333 or at [email protected]. Companies are encouraged to bring signs and banners to attract the students’ attention to their particular booth, as well as other promotional or educational tools as needed.

Overall, it’s a great opportunity for companies to gain hard working, dedicated individuals to intern and develop essential job skills that will serve them for years to come.

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