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Joseph Soran

Liberal Arts Major: Communication Arts and Sciences
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Experience Time: Summer 2020

Give us a brief summary of your experience?

I learned the ins and outs of the commercial real estate business while learning crucial skills such as underwriting, communication, and client management. One of the best experiences I have had while participating in my internship was being able to shadow the senior brokers. I was able to learn what clients are looking for in a property and to connect with some of the buyers in the market. It is crucial to learn these skills before entering into the business world.

How did this experience impact you academically?

This internship helped further my communication skills in a variety of ways. Talking and building relationships with clients is one of the keys to success in this field. If you are not personable with your clients, they may pursue another broker who they feel better meets their needs. Having an open and fluid line of communication is essential for creating lasting relationships within the business.

"This experience has allowed me to gain crucial knowledge and experience that will assist me when I enter the workforce."

How will this experience impact your career goals?

This experience has allowed me to gain crucial knowledge and experience that will assist me when I enter the workforce. Being able to get a taste of the business has allowed me to set realistic goals such as making more that 15 deals a year and becoming a senior broker.

How has the College of the Liberal Arts helped you to find and/or succeed in this experience (e.g., adviser, faculty, staff, enrichment funds, etc.)?

The Communication Arts and Sciences courses I have taken helped me a to create and maintain a very collaborative work environment.

For more information on internships for Liberal Arts students, visit our website.


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