Recent Alum Thrives Using Regional Development Degree

Recent Alum Thrives Using Regional Development Degree


I didn’t really find a job that I liked right
away. I was interested in regional development,
city planning, architecture, all that stuff. And I found a job as a personal banker. I thought ok, that’s good benefits, good pay… One of my mentors had changed my mind. He said, “I think you should go into real
estate.” No matter what, no matter if you like the
client or you don’t like the client, you have to keep doing your job. My path has led me to this team and I’m the
team leader here now. I learned stuff within my major like how cities
are developed, which works great for real estate I feel like I was pretty well prepared on
the business side to present myself, to engage with other professionals, that’s probably
the most viable piece. So just watch your step, this house is under
construction right now. Our leaders have gotten successful at buying
rental properties. Flipping. Everybody loves HGTV shows, right? And the fun part is analyzing, you know looking
at “how do I make this house work?” (music) My current favorite professor is Professor
Bloch. He’s perfect for what a professor should be. Do you have any memories of just a classroom
conversation that’s not going to be graded, it’s not part of the syllabus, but the conversation
just did something to you? There was a class where we were analyzing
the street car. We’re not just talking about books anymore,
we’re actually talking about real stuff, like I could have an idea that could actually be
feasible and could be done to this street car system. And now that you’re back, when you walk on
to campus do you have like “I’ve got to go to study lounge,” Do the memories come back? Why I have so many memories here is because
I changed a lot. So my first year, I was kind of all over the
place. And then being here kind of forced me to get
more structured. Definitely playing rugby got me really structured
because I kind of went from just average floater to directed person with a path to go to to
continue to grow whereas if you’re going to go out to this world, like entrepreneurship,
real estate, it doesn’t have to be real estate related but you have to do the job and then
you have to go above and beyond to really succeed. To really follow what makes you happy. And if that means it’s a little riskier and
you might have a harder path just do it before you waste time. Before you waste valuable years.

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