In 2021, ULI Atlanta was one of five district councils selected to participate in the ULI Etkin Scholar Program. The program is designed to introduce college and university students with a real estate interest and degree focus to the resources available through ULI membership while integrating those students into the ULI path of learning.
In May 2022, ULI Atlanta graduated 10 Etkin Scholars. Students in the program were from Emory University, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State and Morehouse College. The Atlanta Scholars had the opportunity to tour projects, meet local leaders and learn about career options, industry trends and challenges.
Special thank you to ULI members and program leaders, Amanda Rhein, Keith Mack, and Quinn Green.
ULI ETKIN SCHOLARS PROGRAM
- Fosters future leaders in commercial real estate and related fields: planning, urban design, community and economic development, law, construction, historic preservation, architecture, landscape architecture, and more.
- Introduces undergraduate and graduate students to the benefits of the Urban Land Institute (ULI).
- Improves students’ understanding of the professional roles and disciplines that contribute to best practice and innovation in real estate and land use globally.
- Connects students to their local ULI District Council for networking and learning.
ELIGIBILITY AND APPLYING
- Students must be enrolled in a college or university in Canada, the United States, or Mexico.
- Students ideally (but not necessarily) should be pursuing a career in commercial real estate or related fields, and studying commercial or related fields: finance, architecture, landscape architecture, planning, urban design, etc.
- Students may be in a degree or certificate program and may be enrolled in school full-time or part-time.
- ULI District Councils will select students to participate for at least a one-year term based on the following:
- Academic standing
- Professor recommendation
- Commitment to the principles of ULI
- Leadership potential
- Commitment to and/or advancement of the Institute’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.