39 companies, dozens of MBA and undergraduate students, all with a common goal: to make connections and start their careers. The Real Estate Club Career Fair was a great opportunity for students seeking internships and full-time employment to gain exposure to almost 40 of the industry’s top companies. Small and large companies from both the debt and equity sides and in both private and public sectors come out to meet these students each year.
Employer and Wisconsin graduate, Griffin Epping (BBA 2018), told us, “the Real Estate Club Career Fair is unlike any other fairs on campus. It is all about conversing, connecting; and, hopefully, landing a job. I remember when I was a student, I wasn’t intimidated to come to this event. I saw it as a unique assembly of some of the greatest companies across all sectors of the industry, and I had the opportunity to speak with all of them.”
The event was held on Monday February 18, at Union South, with over four hours of planned events. The night started with heavy hor d’oeuvres at large sit-down tables for relaxed dinner and high-top tables for network opportunities with students. Then, the whole group moved to the Varsity Room where booths set up for each company. After two hours of resumé-swapping, networking, and learning more about employment opportunities, both students and employers went down to The Sett for a Reception and casual cocktail hour.
Senior Katie Gaché mentions that the career fair “lets you to chat with so many possible employers, whether it’s at their booth or over hor d’oeuvres. It’s so unique for that reason. There are three [sometimes four] well-planned events that allow you the chance to talk to whoever you set your eyes on… more than once.”
The Career fair is an excellent opportunity to recruit for internships and entry level positions. This year’s Fair was a success; but, if you missed it, be sure to showcase your company next year! A big thanks to those recruiters who made the trip, we appreciate your coming and hope you hire many RE Badgers.