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 U-M education toward a career in real estate? If so, apply today for an opportunity to join the first cohort of students to participate in the U-M/Ross Real Estate Academy, hosted by Related Companies and the Weiser Center for Real Estate from May 2-5, 2022 in New York City.


The U-M/Ross 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 from underrepresented backgrounds within the real estate industry.


We’re selecting a group of undergrads to embark on a multi-day learning experience intended to introduce them to real estate investing and development. 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.


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


Keep reading for more information on how to apply.  The deadline for application is Monday, March 14, 2022 at 9:00 AM EST.


Who should apply?

  • You would benefit from an exploratory opportunity, learning about real estate development and investing.
  • You are an undergraduate student at any level at the University of Michigan returning and planning to maintain full-time undergraduate enrollment in fall 2022
  • 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 application is closed for 2022.  Please check back next academic year for more information!


If you need additional support or accommodation in completing this application or participating in the U-M/Ross Investing academy, please direct your inquiries to

Additional Questions?  Please consult our FAQ