In addition to the Fitzgerald Institute for Real Estate's educational programs, such as the undergraduate Minor in Real Estate, students can engage with alumni, faculty, and industry professionals to advance their career goals. 

Career Opportunities

The Institute supports a variety of on-campus and off-campus recruiting events, including a broad range of undergraduate and graduate Career Development services, that can lead to successful summer internships and full-time career opportunities

Case Competitions

Student teams compete against other universities in industry-based competitions and case studies. The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation annual Real Estate Challenge focuses on a high-profile development and redevelopment project in the Chicago area. Students compete to create a development plan that maximizes the potential of a selected property from both a quantitative (financial) and qualitative (feasibility) standpoint.

Reading List

Whether you plan to enter a career in real estate or are just considering learning about different facets of the industry, our industry leaders have selected some of the most essential books packed with brilliant information for your review.

Real Estate Club

The Real Estate Club is comprised of an interdisciplinary group of students from multiple colleges and schools, including the Mendoza College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Arts and Letters, and School of Architecture. Students coordinate career development activities, compete in case studies and competitions, and manage industry events such as the annual Real Estate Roundtable.

The Mendoza College of Business MBA Fighting Irish Real Estate Club is dedicated to furthering real estate's presence and promoting its students and alumni. The Club provides MBA students with opportunities to learn about the global real estate industry, interact with prospective employers, obtain industry training, and network with peers, faculty, and real estate professionals.


The Institute periodically receives relevant real estate scholarship opportunities. If interested, please follow the Institute's LinkedIn Group, where these opportunities are shared.

Students can connect with the Institute to learn more about career opportunities and to join the Real Estate Club: