The NAIOP-Drexel Summer Real Estate program is designed to introduce rising high school juniors and seniors of color to careers in commercial real estate (CRE) by exposing students to major CRE projects.
Changing the Face of Commercial Real Estate
The path to increased diversity in the commercial real estate industry begins with introducing teens to CRE prior to entering college. Students have the opportunity to explore a variety of careers in real estate, such as architecture, development, investment, construction, brokerage and urban planning, through the lens of a case study and real estate–focused activities. Students gain a deeper understanding of key concepts in real estate by exploring these topics with Drexel University professors, industry mentors and high-level corporate executives.
The NAIOP-Drexel Summer Real Estate program features several team building, college readiness and enrichment events on Drexel’s campus and throughout the city, including site visits to high-profile locations such as FMC and Comcast.
Program Dates, Eligibility Criteria and Application
Program dates: July 9 - July 18, 2023
Students will stay on Drexel’s campus through the entire program. Students will need to comply with all Drexel COVID-19 policies throughout the duration of the program.
Open to current high school sophomores and juniors of color interested in CRE. Students must be academically strong and willing to learn and actively participate in group sessions. Admission is competitive. Preference is given to students with outstanding GPAs, exceptional standardized test scores (PSAT, ACT, and SAT are considered) and active involvement in extracurricular and/or community service activities.
Full scholarships provided to all accepted students.
Students must submit an application and one recommendation for consideration to participate in the program. Applications submitted by Friday, March 31, 2023 will have priority review and notification of acceptance. Those who apply after March 31, 2023, will be admitted on a rolling basis pending camp availability.
The NAIOP-Drexel Summer Program is hosted by Drexel University and sponsored by NAIOP Greater Philadelphia, and corporations interested in helping create a more diverse pipeline for CRE talent.
NAIOP helps developers solve everyday problems, influences effective public policy, engages a diverse membership, and provides professional development that supports members and their businesses. We are champions of a smart, sustainable and successful commercial real estate ecosystem that enhances quality of life for those who live, work and play in Greater Philadelphia.