The Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate (BMC) at the University of San Diego (USD) offers guidance to students to help them launch and hone their careers. In 2014, Burnham-Moores implemented a Career Services program to support USD’s undergraduate and graduate real-estate students.
In partnership with McQuaig, BMC developed a program that allowed students to obtain practical career direction and to increase the probability of employment in roles that stimulate long-term retention. Students from other programs at USD are already calling to participate in the program, simply based on positive word-of-mouth feedback throughout the university.
BMC employed job benchmarking for a diverse collection of real estate career paths: brokers, property managers, financial analysts, researchers, etc.
Students received their own personality assessment and compared their profiles against the benchmarks, to determine which career opportunities they best fit.
Since implementation, more than 300 students have received personalized job matching and guidance for a successful career in real estate.
This assessment can be as important as grades, where you went to high school, what your GMAT or SAT score is. Maybe even more important.
Executive Director, Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate
University of San Diego