On September 16th, over 200 students attended the Real Estate Club’s first Fall Career Fair. The Real Estate Club, one of UW-Madison’s largest student-run organizations, hosted the event at Union South. The event was filled to capacity with 45 employers throughout the country. The career fair gives companies an opportunity to connect with and recruit over 200 undergraduate, MBA, and MS students from one of the world’s top-ranked real estate programs. During the two-hour fair, students leveraged their classroom knowledge when communicating with industry employers, in hopes of securing an internship or full-time position in the coming months.
The night started with heavy hor d’oeuvres at large sit-down tables for a relaxed dinner allowing students and faculty a chance to connect and socialize. Then, students moved to the Varsity Room where booths were set up for each company. The career fair consisted of two hours of resumé-swapping, networking, and learning more about employment opportunities. Greg Reed, Associate Director of the Grasskamp Center, was pleased with the result, saying, “The fair was very successful. Companies enjoyed meeting our great students, and I’m sure many students got leads for internships and jobs.”
Every sector of the real estate industry was represented, from asset management and brokerage, to development and lending. Current students had an opportunity to explore and engage with companies through their representatives. Many company representatives were excited to participate because of the strong reputation of the Wisconsin Real Estate program at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The career fair was executed by the Wisconsin Real Estate Club, and it provided real estate students with a well-structured and career catalyzing event. The students would like to give special thanks to the Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association, the Graaskamp Center for Real Estate, and countless alumni out in the field. The career fair is an excellent opportunity to find internships and entry level positions. This fall’s career fair was a success; but if you missed it, you have another opportunity to attend the next Real Estate Club Career Fair in the upcoming spring semester.
Companies represented this year included:
- Black Creek Group
- BMO Financial Group – BMO Harris Bank
- CenterSquare Investment Management
- Crow Holdings
- CUNA Mutual Group
- Dominium Development and Acquisitions
- Eastdil Secured
- Envoy Net Lease Partners
- Equus Capital Partners, Ltd.
- EverWest Real Estate Investors
- EY LLP – Transaction Advisory Services
- First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.
- Fitch Group
- Freddie Mac – Multifamily Division
- Greystone& Co., Inc.
- Hammes Partners
- Horizon Develop Build Manage
- Inland Real Estate
- IRC Retail Centers
- Johnson Financial Group
- KeyBank – Real Estate Capital
- KPMG LLP
- Magnolia Capital
- MLG Capital
- MSP Real Estate, Inc.
- Northwestern Mutual
- PACE Equity, LLC
- Retail Properties of America Inc.
- Revantage Corporate Services
- Rialto Capital
- Ryan Companies US, Inc.
- Singerman Real Estate
- Stream Realty Partners
- The X Company
- U.S. Bank
- U.S. Department of State
- USAA Real Estate
- Wells Fargo – Commercial & Wholesale Banking