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CREF Careers Student Fellowship Program

This valuable Fellowship program is for students interested in learning more about internships, jobs, and careers in the $4.5 trillion commercial real estate finance industry. It is designed to help participants learn more about commercial real estate finance and connect with leading professionals who can help them thrive in this exciting industry.

Who Should Apply: Open to current college or university students, applications for the Fellowship are specifically encouraged from underrepresented groups such as non-white or bi-racial; lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender; or female.  

When and What: The program will run through the course of the 2023-2024 school year and includes:

  • Monthly virtual seminars with industry leaders/professionals
  • Career coaching from HR professionals at leading commercial real estate firms
  • Mentorship opportunities with top commercial real estate finance professionals
  • Attendance at MBA’s 2024 Commercial Real Estate Finance (CREF) Convention in San Diego, the largest gathering of CREF professionals in the nation (stipend for travel, lodging, and expenses included)
  • An Apple iPad
  • And more

How to Apply: The application period for 2023 has closed. Prospective 2024 Fellows will be able to apply in Spring 2024. If you have any questions, please email us.

See What 2022 Fellows Have to Say

I am grateful to the MBA for exposing me to the world of commercial real estate and introducing me to industry leaders who will have far-reaching impacts on my career.

Aram Apanian, University of Southern California '24

MBA's Commercial Real Estate Finance Student Fellowship program was a transformative experience that solidified my interest in pursuing a commercial real estate finance career... The monthly virtual seminars with commercial real estate industry leaders were a program highlight for me. They provided a unique opportunity to learn from the best in the business and receive valuable advice and guidance.

Jasmine Foster, University of Rochester, MBA ‘24

The MBA CREF Careers Fellowship program allowed me to gain first-hand knowledge from career professionals leading in the Commercial Real Estate Finance Industry... The 2023 CREF Convention in San Diego was an extraordinary opportunity to put the knowledge gained during the webinars into meaningful use.

Faith Johnson, North Carolina A&T State University ‘23

I’m extremely thankful for the connections I made, as well as the opportunity to learn from industry leaders about what commercial real estate entails... I will never forget my first (and not last) CREF Convention hosted by the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Brian Rogers, Howard University '25

2023 CREF Careers Student Fellows

Taylor Campbell
Howard University '25

Allysha Fischbacher
Benedict College '24

Jackeima Flemming
The University of the Virgin Islands '24

Christian Jennings
George Washington University '25

Emmy Khuu
University of California, Los Angeles '24

Christian Lam
Boston College '25

Teasha McKoy
University at Buffalo Graduate Student

Amari Patterson
Howard University '24

Juan Pulido
Florida State University '24

Matthew Stern
University of Southern California '24

Mariam Tran
Southern Methodist University '25

Leyha Williams
Howard University '24

More 2022 CREF Careers Student Fellows

Austen Cannon
University of Miami '25

Simone Edmundson 
North Carolina Central University '23

Abraham Espinoza 
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) '23

Emily LaCour 
Florida State University (Graduate Student)

Erick Martinez
Indiana University '24

Angel Mendoza 
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) '24

Cheyanne Powell 
Benedict College '23

Linh Tran 
University of Wisconsin-Madison (Graduate Student)

Contact Us

For more information contact us at [email protected] or (202) 557-2863.