The NAIOP-Drexel Summer Real Estate Program is open to current high school sophomores and juniors of color, designed to introduce teens to careers in CRE including architecture, development, investment, construction, brokerage and urban planning/design. The experiences are hosted by Drexel University and sponsored by NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, and corporations interested in helping create a more diverse pipeline for CRE talent. Please see these videos for a look at prior programs.
2021 Commuter Program Video
2020 Virtual Program Video
2019 Residential Program Video
Applications for the 2022 Program are now open.
The NAIOP-Drexel Summer Program is an exciting, fun, and academically challenging 10-days of activities designed to introduce high-performing high school students of color to the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) industry. Students will receive individual exposure to local CRE executives, tours of exciting Philadelphia real estate projects, classroom instruction on multiple relevant topics, and group project activities.
Program dates: July 10-19, 2022
Application deadline: June 1, 2022
Cost: Full scholarships provided to all accepted students
Eligibility criteria: Open to current high school sophomores and juniors of color interested in Commercial Real Estate. All students must have received and be able to provide proof of the full COVID-19 vaccine + booster to attend and be on Drexel’s Campus.
Students must submit an application and one recommendation for consideration to participate in the program. See links below.
The 2022 program will be hosted at Drexel University. Students will arrive on July 10 and stay on Drexel University’s Campus through the conclusion of the program. Students will need to comply with all Drexel COVID-19 policies throughout the duration of the program. Daily health check-ins may be required.
Admission is competitive. Preference is given to students with outstanding GPAs, exceptional standardized test scores (PSAT, ACT, and SAT are considered) and active involvement in extracurricular and/or community service activities.
Each student who successfully completes the program will receive:
Certificate of completion.
Direct contact with Philadelphia’s top CRE executives, and the opportunity for ongoing mentorship.
Resume building skills including; presentation preparation, public speaking, financial literacy, PowerPoint/Excel and a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of the real estate industry.
Drexel University and corporate swag.
College-level learning and interaction with Drexel professors and staff.
Insight into the college experience through direct connection with current Drexel students.
Opportunity for an internship with local commercial real estate companies.
Click here to apply to the 2022 program.
Click here for the Recommendation form.
Questions? Please contact Sarah Maginnis.