Energy and excitement filled the room at the IREM Next Generation Speed Networking Event where
students and IREM Members exchanged business cards, discussed
ideas and gained new perspectives.
Although discussions did not revolve around the next tech firm to bet
on for exponential growth, students
and CPM Members pitched the “ins
and outs” of real estate management.
Topics on the table ranged from describing a typical day as a property
manager, to sharing the inside scoop,
to being successful in the industry.
“I really liked how welcoming the
members were and how willing they were to provide mentorship advice. The
event really shined a light on IREM for students.” said Arina Filippenko, a
University of Alaska–Anchorage student who is pursuing a degree in mar-
keting and management with a concentration in property management and
Hosted by the IREM Student and Academic Outreach Advisory Board,
the event was a great success with 62 students in attendance from Brigham
Young University, University of Wisconsin–Stout, Virginia Tech, University
of Alaska–Anchorage and Ball State University. In total, there were around
100 attendees at this event.
Brigham Young University’s Facility and Property Management Program
made up the majority of students in attendance and IREM Utah Chapter No.
33 was the main driver, with their extensive promotional efforts.
With the closing of the bell, the fast-paced trading session came to an end,
but the conversation continued with a Student and IREM Young Professions