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Project Destined

Intern

April - August 2022 • Davis, CA

What I liked

I was able to learn a lot about Commercial Real Estate as well as network with a lot of professionals in the industry and students interested in the industry.

What I wish was different

I think the internship was great and I have no complaints

Advice

The more you put into the internship the more you get out of it.
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Real Estate Intern

April - August 2022 • Charlotte, NC

What I liked

I loved the resources and networks we were able to tap into through the company. The insight given on commercial real estate was invaluable and they still continue to serve us til this day.

What I wish was different

I wish there were more people of color hosting the different classes and events as well as women.

Advice

Becoming a sponge and knowing what to absorb is how you maximize the opportunities presented throughout the program.
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Commercial real estate intern

August 2022 • Washington, DC

What I liked

The environment

What I wish was different

It was in person

Advice

Make sure you take out the time necessary for this intership!
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Commercial Real Estate

September - December 2022 • Tempe, AZ

What I liked

Meeting people

What I wish was different

take the internship during the summer and have no classes.

Advice

Take your time learning the material
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Commercial Real Estate Intern

May - August 2022 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

Learning a new field that I haven't gone into before. It was a rotational experience where we learned about all the aspects of Real Estate.

What I wish was different

I wish it was more in person and meeting the group. That way we can build a better connection or performance as a team.

Advice

It was a great way to dip your toes in the Commercial Real Estate industry.
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Analyst Intern

June - August 2022 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

The program opened me up to a strong network of professionals in the commercial real estate world which was great. I was flown out to the Jamestown office in Atlanta and got to meet the team there which was also a super meaningful experience.

What I wish was different

I wish it was a full time internship with even more connection the the firm I was working under.

Advice

If you decide to apply, I would put heavy emphasis on not just doing the motions if accepted but networking and reaching out to all speakers to build relationships in the industry.
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Commercial Real Estate Intern

June 2022 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

I really liked the interactive ways in which students were exposed to learn about the real estate field. We completed interactive canva assignments, attended guest speakers talks.

What I wish was different

I wish the program was done in person.

Advice

Overall great program! Students get to learn a lot about the real estate field and finances.
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Commercial Real Estate Intern

May 2022 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

I enjoyed being able to be exposed to real estate fundamentals, along with the process of what acquiring real estate is like through live deal competitions. Through these competitions, I was able to apply the skills and tools we were taught as interns to an actual situation. Project Destined has allowed me to network with others who are knowledgeable about the commercial real estate industry. I have found the Executive Speakers Series and the connection we have managed to build with the mentors assigned to our teams beneficial being that I get to learn from others who possess greater knowledge about this career field.

What I wish was different

Advice

One piece of advice I would give to future interns would be to ensure they are communicative with their team in order to be successful. I would say you have to be dedicated to learning and improving from your mistakes throughout the internship. Lastly, manage your time wisely and ensure that you can show up for yourself and for those on your team. Make sure you take advantage of this learning opportunity and the resources provided to you as you learn from professionals.
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real estate intern

June - August 2022 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

I worked with WNBA x U.S. Bank team and I really enjoyed visiting the actual property and having Q&A sessions with the mentors from U.S. Bank. Project Destined internship offers real work experience and what it is like to work in the real estate industry.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be interactive with your teammates and reach out to the mentors. It is a rare opportunity to meet those professionals in the real work force and it is a great chance to network with them.
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Commercial Real Estate Intern

January 2022 • Orange, CA

What I liked

This internship has been a true eye-opener for me. I appreciate PD for all it has done. I knew I had an interest in CRE but didn't understand what sector of it I wanted to dive into. However, through PD, I have been able to work with professionals in the industry in ALL sectors of CRE. The professionals are always more than happy to help and answer any questions. This is THE BEST program if you are genuinely interested in CRE! I 1000% recommend applying!

What I wish was different

I wish I had understood the importance of holding my peers accountable. Life is all about learning, and I hope to apply it in life in general. Accountability for yourself and those around you is vital for the program and the industry.

Advice

GIVE IT YOUR ALL. Invest time in the program. If you do not understand something, ask questions. NETWORK. The way I see it is, PD helps you unlock the door. If you want to open it and discover new opportunities and possibilities, it is up to you.
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Commercial Real Estate Intern

February 2022 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

I liked that Project Destined feels like a place where I belonged. It is not only very inclusive but also diverse. They make sure to present you with numerous opportunities in the different sectors of real estate. You are never alone when it comes to asking for help, there is always going to be someone there to help you with any question you might have. If that person does not know the answer they will go to tremendous lengths to make sure you get connected with the right people. Lastly, many industry professionals give amazing insight into their careers and the sector of real estate that they work in.

What I wish was different

I wish the times and days that executive speakers would have presentations were more scattered instead of having them around the same time every week. This is because some students might have class during these set times, which would result in them having to choose class over valuable insight into the world of real estate.

Advice

I would say to get to know your fellow colleagues as soon as possible, by this I mean the very first meeting. Building this connection and friendship with them will allow you all to be honest with each other when it comes to creating presentations. You will be able to give constructive criticism without worrying about what they will think. Also have fun, as simple as this sounds it is very important to enjoy what you will be doing. If you do not then it will only feel like extra work instead of it being a valuable experience that will help your professional development.
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Commercial real estate intern

January - April 2022 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

The mentors and lectures were extremely helpful and informative. Everyone wants you to succeed.

What I wish was different

Advice

Stay connected with your team. Ask for help when needed. Take advantage of the resources and PD network.
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Commercial Real Estate Intern

September - November 2021 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

I loved how comprehensive the program was. Not only were we able to work with other amazing interns from around the nation, we were also able to consult with mentors from well known companies on what we were learning. The competitions were so fun to participate in because we were able to see all of our hard work come together. The program also includes speaker events with industry professionals, as well as opportunities to enroll in many bootcamps to supplement our understanding in commercial real estate. This program has helped me embark in my journey within real estate, and I am so glad I went through it.

What I wish was different

Advice

My advice would be to ask as many questions and don't be afraid to talk to as many people as possible. Everyone is so kind and willing to help out, and people here are truly invested in your growth.
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Commercial Real Estate Intern

January 2022 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I like how in-depth our lectures are, literally covering all basis in these sessions. Also the extensive network you are able to connect with during the Executive Speaker Series.

What I wish was different

Advice

Dedicate the extra time to do your research and connect with people because this experience is extremely rewarding but you will have to work hard to stay on top of all the different parts. Definitely worth it, 10/10!
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Program Manager

August - December 2021 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Project destined is a transformative experience that could be life changing for someone looking to go into the real estate field, from the knowledge they teach you to the mentors and opportunities that the internship comes with is unmatched.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Project Destined Intern

October - November 2021 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I was able to learn as much as I wanted. The information was there if I wanted it, but I had to go out and seek it out for myself.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been scheduled time set out apart for my team to bond and work on our competition presentation.

Advice

This experience had a lot of opportunity to offer, but it's up to you to reach out and seek those opportunities for yourself.
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