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: Summer 2023 dates coming soon
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.
Students must submit an application and one recommendation for consideration to participate in the program. Please check back in spring term for the 2023 application and recommendation forms.
The NAIOP-Drexel Summer Real Estate program is hosted by Drexel University and sponsored by NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, and corporations interested in helping create a more diverse pipeline for CRE talent.
NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is an organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP provides industry networking and education, and advocates for effective legislation on behalf of their members. NAIOP advances responsible, sustainable development that creates jobs and benefits the communities in which our members work and live.