Colin Quinn, a UST real estate undergrad student is shown here recieving a $1,000 BOMA scholarship from BOMA Minneapolis chapter president Carl Awalt. Colin was one of two scholarship winners who were honored at the October General Meeting. Congratulations Colin!
The scholarship award presentation was part of the BOMA annual student reception. The purpose of the annual student reception is to recognize real estate students from local programs. Before the luncheon began, a number of students from St. Thomas and St. Cloud sat down with alumni from the BOMA Young Professionals program to learn more about careers in commercial real estate. The number one question on the minds of juniors and seniors is: how did you land your first job? A number of people said getting an internship was the best way to land a job in property management. This was welcomed news for the ambitious undergrads currently interning at Northmarq and Cassidy Turley. Others were encouraged by one fortunate BOMA member who landed his current job with Behringer Harvard through a contact he made at a past student reception. The students were also interested to hear what a day in the life was like for the young professionals. The diverse answers were a testament to the variety of experiences found in the industry. Armed with knowledge and few business cards the students joined BOMA members to hear from the Senior Vice President of Real Estate for the fastest growing Fortune 500 Company in Minnesota.