Ever wonder what it’s like to work in real estate and are looking to take the first step?  Are you curious about how to focus your UM education toward a career in real estate?  If so, apply today for the opportunity to join the cohort of students participating in the Real Estate Academy, hosted by Related Companies and the UM Weiser Center for Real Estate.

The Real Estate Academy is made possible by the Blau Initiative for Diversity in Real Estate and Infrastructure and is focused on creating access and practical experiences for students with minoritized identities or from under-resourced areas within the real estate industry.

We’re selecting a group of undergrads to embark on a multi-day immersion into the real estate development ecosystem in New York. Students will have a chance to meet and learn from professionals working across the industry.  You’ll also hear from the recruiting team at Related Companies about internship opportunities and how to prepare.  This is also a great opportunity for you to grow your professional and U-M alumni network.

This is an exploratory opportunity, so students at any class level with little to no experience are encouraged to submit an application.  Please read on for more information on application requirements.

All travel expenses, including transportation, food, and lodging, will be offered at no cost to students thanks to the generosity of our donors.

Who should apply?

  • You would benefit from an exploratory opportunity focused on real estate development
  • You are an undergraduate student at any level at the University of Michigan returning and planning to maintain full-time undergraduate enrollment in fall 2024
  • You may be of any major at the University of Michigan
  • You are in good academic standing
  • You have clearly expressed your interest in participating in the program through your application materials

How to apply

The deadline for application is Monday, March 4th.


If you need additional support or accommodation in completing this application or participating in the Real Estate Academy, please direct your inquiries to um.realestate@umich.edu

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