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What's New for 2016/2017?

New website? Check. New events? Check. Tons more resources to jump start your career in real estate? Check!

If you haven’t already noticed our new logo and checked out our revamped website, then we’ve got news for you: UBC Real Estate Club is back and better-than-ever this year with a ton of new initiatives to help you learn more, discover opportunities, and establish a network that will jump start your career in real estate!

Grab your calendars, and take note of all of these great happenings:

1. Our Bi-Weekly Newsletter. - Job Opportunities, Industry News Flashes, Industry Events (+ Discounts), and Sponsor Spotlights.

One of our newest initiatives is a regular newsletter jam-packed with material designed to keep you informed and showcase all of our generous sponsors who make up a significant portion of the industry here in Vancouver.

2. Awesome Blog Posts. - Career Spotlights, Alumni Interviews, Community Features, Tips/Advice, and more!

Like this one.


Our blog posts are published by our executives, but the knowledge comes from top-notch resources from UBC staff, our alumni, partnering companies, and other credible industry sources. Our blog will feature:

  • Career Spotlights: Everything from what the job typically entails, soft/hard skills required, helpful credentials/certifications, salary ranges, big industry players, and more… Allow us to help find the best career match for you!

  • Alumni Interviews: We sit down with Sauder’s alumni who are active in real estate and find out what it takes to excel in the industry, no matter what career stream you choose.

  • Community Features: Did you know that there are tons of communities and organizations in Vancouver for real estate professionals? Ranging from Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), NAIOP, the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Real Estate Institute of BC (REIBC), and more, your involvement can help jumpstart your career like you wouldn’t imagine. In these blog posts, we give you the 101.

  • Tips/Advice: How to Network (real estate style), executive interviews, scholarship/ internship resources, tips on classes, etc.

  • Event Recaps: Missed any one of our awesome events throughout the year? We'll probably recap them. You won’t experience the in-person fun, but at least you’ll get the takeaways from our speakers/presenters.

3. New Events. Our two largest events of the year, Annual Kickoff and Industry Night, are returning again this year -- but that’s not all that’s exciting about our timeline. We have TWO brand new events in store:

  • Firm/Site Visit: Sustainability is trending - so much that commercial tenants looking to rent office space require sustainable practices and certifications. What exactly does “sustainable building” mean? Let us show you! Our firm/site visit features three office/ development sites and an opportunity to network with the companies behind them.

  • Alumni Social: The real estate industry is one of the most tight-knit in Vancouver, and there isn’t a better place to start than by getting to know the now-successful professionals who were once in your shoes. Hosted at a fun social venue downtown, let loose, have a drink, and get some advice from UBC alumni in different real estate career streams. Every person has a different story, and you are about to create your own!

So… what’s next?

Well, how does a networking event at the classy Shangri-La Hotel to start off the year sound? Annual Kickoff Event, on Wednesday, September 28th, will feature a keynote speech and panel-style interview from successful professionals in different real estate career streams. And the best part? That they were all once in your shoes. End the evening with catered appetizers and cocktails. Register HERE - limited to 65 students only!

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