The MRED degree prepares students for a multiplicity of careers in real estate from financial analyst, to owners rep on construction sites, to commercial brokerage, to development associate, to careers in planning, both government and private, historic preservation, design, for those wishing to bring to the table an understanding and appreciation for commercial development to those areas, whether in the public or private arena.
Career Services is too narrow a title to actually capture the career opportunities and perspectives that a student obtains while in the Real Estate Development (RDEV) program. All courses are taught by industry professionals with guest lecture contacts and site visits enlarging the number of real estate professionals a student meets and engages with during their time in the program. One of the key attractions for many prospective students who choose to study at Maryland is that the connections to the industry are extensive, and the circle widens every year, with the addition of over 200 alumni around the country and the world.
Career advising, thus, happens at the student's initiative, and often means engaging directly with faculty, faculty referrals and guest lectures. Career advising can also be requested from the Associate Director, Germano Gomez, a seasoned developer himself, with extensive contacts in this region. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is also an annual jobs fair conducted at the school and several real estate companies participate in that.
Finally, students may always request an informal assessment of their resume in preparation for any internship or job posted by the MRED listserv from Program Director Margaret McFarland (email@example.com) or Associate Program Director Germano Gomez (firstname.lastname@example.org).