New hope for real estate sector
Finally, a bit of good news on the real estate front. After postponing its April career fair until the fall, NYU’s Schack Institute of Real Estate saw hopeful results in its Sept. 23rd event.Of the 61 firms in attendance at the event, 29 firms said they were interested in hiring students. This was a major improvement over April, when Naomi Zeliger, associate director of Career Management for the institute, said very few companies were looking to hire students for anything other than unpaid internships. “Twelve of the firms said they were interested in finding full-time employees, eight said they were interested in full-time and part-time or internships and nine said they were interested in part-time or internship candidates only.” “It’s trickling back slowly, but things are getting better,” Zeliger said. She added that almost every employer sought out a student resume book, and those that didn’t have asked for it electronically. On their post-fair evaluation forms, at least four firms wrote that they identified candidates for current job openings at the event. “One firm, immediately after the event asked for a facility to interview students in. That was a good thing,” Zeliger said. “When I first got here, in April, it seemed like a lot of students wanted support for resume and cover letters. Now, more are saying they’re going on interviews and want someone to take a final look,” said Zeliger. “We have a job board exclusively for Schack students, too, and now there are analysts roles, assistant vp roles posted on there — good full-time ones.” Schack ofers two Masters programs, one is a Master’s in Real Estate, the other, much-smaller program is a Masters of Science and Construction Management.