I just returned to the United States, and I have had some time to reflect on my 6 week program in Mexico City. I could not have asked for a better opportunity. This Project 70 Internship provided me with a balance of both broad and detailed exposure to an industry I am very interested in learning more about. As I have explained to some of my family and friends, “It allowed me to tap into the commercial real estate sector, which I find drastically different than what I have done in the past. I love the hands-on, tangible aspects of the job and plan on pursuing it further following my MBA.”
I want to thank the people that made this experience possible. Rick Ricker, Reichmann’s Director General, was extremely generous throughout my entire stay in Mexico as he hosted myself and another UC Boulder student in his beautiful Polanco home. I also want to thank Kathleen Ricker, Whitney Pagano and the entire Project 70 committee for a very pleasant experience from start to finish. The entire process was professional and extremely smooth – I would highly recommend the Project 70 Internship program to any student at Saint Rose, undergrad or grad. We, the student body, are being given tremendous opportunities through programs like this and I have only good things to report. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Whitney Pagano in Alumni Relations.
Lastly, I want to make a point to all students at Saint Rose that the experience one can gain through an internship will serve them for many years to come. The connections and networking opportunities that this program delivered was brilliant. While I was down in Mexico, I met and built many relationships with individuals who I otherwise never would have come in contact with. So, I leave you with this…the material we are taught in the classroom is critical and will certainly help us gain exposure to new ideas and concepts, but interacting and working alongside mentors in a professional setting will not only build a foundation, but it will help propel us through the early stages of our post-collegiate lives.