On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students we want to welcome you to the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. We are happy that you will be joining us and hope that your experience is productive, rewarding, and enjoyable. We have assembled some information to aid you in your transition into our classroom/studio environment.
These documents address many of the frequently asked questions posed by students. Should you find that there are items that are not addressed, please let us know so that we can help you get the answer to your question as well as include that information in future iterations of this document. Feel free to contact us to discuss your concerns.
Welcome to the MRED Career Services page. We offer services to both students and employers.
For STUDENTS we offer the following services:
- Professional Career Development services, including workshops and resume assistance
- Job Postings
- Upcoming events
For more information on these services see the appropriate section below.
For EMPLOYERS we offer the following services:
- A forum to post job opportunities for MRED students or alumni
- On-Campus Interviews
- Annual Career Fair
For more information on these services please see the appropriate section below.
STUDENTS: Career Development Services
Don’t know where to start on your resume? University of Maryland’s Career services has information on writing resumes, cover letters, and preparing for interviews. Click here for more information.
Students may request an informal assessment of their resume in preparation for any internship or job posted by the MRED listserv from Program Director Margaret McFarland.
STUDENTS: Job Postings
One of the key attractions for many prospective students who choose to study at the MRED program is that connections to the industry are extensive, with nearly 300 alumni around the country and the world.
Currently enrolled students and our alumni are eligible to be on our program’s jobs listserv. In addition, some employers also ask us to post job descriptions on this website. Listings will remain on our website for 90 days unless otherwise noted.
LOCATION: New York, NY
COMPANY: Criterion Real Estate Capital
Job Description: Analyst Position
Criterion is a New York City based boutique private equity firm that invests equity and structured debt in high quality real estate assets in core markets nationally. Backed by long-standing institutional capital with extensive financial resources, we are able to fund single asset and portfolio transactions ranging from $20MM to over $500MM. Our capital is flexible, and our approach is to offer customized solutions across the capital structure (including debt, preferred equity or join-venture equity) to operating partners having established track records and a proven ability to execute in the creation and enhancement of value through repostioning, development, renovation and intensive asset management.
The Analyst will perform detailed analysis on new investments involving residential (condominium and multifamily), office, hotel, retail, land and mixed-use real estate opportunities. Responsibilities also include analysis on performance of existing investments for purposes of internal tracking and external investorrelations.The Analyst will interact with operating partners,l enders,i ntermediaries and institutional capital partners. The Analyst role will provide a valuable opportunity to (i) utilize and strengthen analytical and financial modeling skills, (ii) develop real estate valuation skills, (iii) gain exposure to all commercial real estate asset classes and many U.S. markets, and (iv) work closely with the firm’s principals.
We are seeking candidates with up to two (2) years of experience in private equity, real estate development, real estate investment banking or real estate lending. Graduating seniors with superior academic records, advanced proficiency with Excel spreadsheets, and proven excellence in quantitative, analytical, composition, and communication skills will also be considered. Candidates should possess strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Eagerness and ability to work collaboratively is essential.
Please include a cover letter along with your resume, college GPA (both major and cumulative) and SAT/ACT scores (broken out by test section), to Vanessa Nardella, Criterion Real Estate Capital, 509 Madison Avenue, Suite 506,New York, NY 10022, firstname.lastname@example.org, (P) 212-259-0418
This page is being updated, please check back soon for listings.
MRED Lecture, October 21, 6:30pm, Book Signing, 7:00pm, Lecture
Senior Vice President, Monument Realty, Washington, DC
James Rouse: Real Estate Icon + Innovator
Location: Architecture Building Auditorium, 3835 Campus Drive
EMPLOYERS: Job Postings
Currently enrolled students and our alumni are eligible to be on our program’s jobs listserv. If you have a posting you would like distributed on the listserv, please contact Program Director Margaret McFarland. In addition, we are happy to list job descriptions on our website. If you would like to add a job posting here, please forward a job description to Margaret McFarland or Kristen Tepper. Listings will remain on our website for 90 days unless otherwise noted.
EMPLOYERS: On-Campus Interviews
We now offer firm-specific, on-campus interviews for employers. If you are interested in learning more about this option, or would like to schedule a date to meet with students on campus, please contact Kristen Tepper.
EMPLOYERS: Career Fair
The School’s Annual Career and Internship Fair will take place on February 19, 2016, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm in the Great Space of the Architecture Building.
If your company is interested in participating, please contact Kristen Tepper for more information.
Trade Association Scholarships
There are a multitude of scholarship opportunities for students, although often for those already enrolled in a graduate program. It does pay to check their web sites for scholarship application deadlines and criteria, however, frequently. Some associations send out announcements to the Program, and those announcements are sent out to all enrolled students when received. You can check the International Council of Shopping Centers, Commercial Real Estate Women, Association of African American Real Estate Professionals, the Urban Land Institute, and the National Association of Home Builders, or many other associations that focus on construction, property management, investment trusts, senior housing, affordable housing and so on. Many of the web sites are listed at the Colvin Institute’s web site.
The Program has limited funds for partial scholarships for some incoming students. Typically these scholarships cover 10 – 30% of the MRED tuition and are paid directly to a student’s account upon completion of a course with a B or better grade.
Federal Financial Aid
Students who are enrolled in the Master’s or Certificate program in real estate development qualify for financial aid through the University’s financial aid offices. This financial aid is nearly invariably in the form of loans.
Colvin Institute Part Time Work
The Colvin Institute employees (on an hourly basis), several students each term who assist with classroom set up, event planning and production, graphics for marketing materials, the program and Colvin web sites, the monthly newsletter, and other administrative duties. More exciting part of this work, is representing the Institute at various local and national real estate trade shows and conferences. Applicants must commit to a minimum of 2 years and preferably put in 15–20 hours a week.