The real estate industry relies on relationships, and the Baker Program ensures that you have plenty of opportunities to learn about and meet key players in the industry. Ranging from preparation to on-campus interviews, these events are focused on one-on-one and group engagement with industry professionals.
Weekly discussion and practice sessions, organized and led by graduating Baker students, ensure that you know:
- Key aspects of each sector of the industry, and how they will affect your search
- Influential factors in each sector’s selection process, and how to leverage your unique advantages as a CRE candidate
- Baker and Cornell alumni who have worked in your target company, preferred geographic region, and priority job type
- Often-used interview and selection techniques for a wide variety of employers
Throughout the year, the Baker Program real estate field faculty organize opportunities for real estate professionals to meet and network with real estate students. In a typical academic year, 90 to 100 real estate professionals, many of them Cornell alumni, visit campus. These visitors are here for more than a photo session and a few words. They speak in classes, offer career conversations and mock interviews, and engage small groups of student over lunch.
Each year, Career Management hosts four career fairs, two of which are specifically for real estate students. Hundreds of employers from across the industry participate, each with internship and/or full-time job opportunities available for real estate students. Students have the opportunity to travel to New York City for a career fair with employers specifically recruiting SHA grad students. While travel on the C2C bus is complimentary for this event, students wishing to stay in NYC for networking purposes will be responsible for their own accommodations and meals.
Employer information sessions
Approximately 35 employers each semester visit campus to speak with students about sectors of the industry, their companies, and the careers they have made for themselves. These sessions allow for an informal give-and-take that allows for much greater exchange of ideas and insights than large-sized programs.