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When we bring together motivated students, world-class faculty and a forward-thinking curriculum, it’s no wonder our alumni become leaders in their field who are passionate about improving the urban environment. That passion also extends back to the Wisconsin Real Estate Program, having a significant impact on what our students and the program are today and what they can be in the future.
One of the most valuable gifts an alumnus can give is a one-on-one discussion with a student interested in his or her professional emphasis. The Graaskamp Center's mentor program enjoyed another highly successful year in 2010-2011, matching nearly 60 real estate students (MBA and undergraduate) with alumni and board members ranging from recent graduates to veterans of the field working throughout the country.
Alumni often visit the classroom and share their experience through lectures, discussion and case studies. Through field trips and site visits, alumni have also helped us bring our students to them, making the world a Graaskamp classroom. We simply couldn’t provide the in-depth industry tours, presentations, international trip tours and Real Estate Club field trips without the time, talent and financial support of our alumni.
The classroom is a valuable opportunity, but one meant to help transition student to the real world. Alumni can be a critical part of that transition by providing valuable inside tracks toward summer internship and career opportunities. In addition to steering internship or job openings our way, our students benefit from your experience as an applicant or interviewer through resume review, mock interviews and informational interviews.