Richard Shea is majoring in Finance and graduating May 2018. After graduation, Richard will be working as an Analyst in their Transaction Real Estate Advising department for Ernst & Young.
What is the position you have accepted? I have accepted a full-time analyst position with Ernst & Young in their Transaction Real Estate Advising department.
How did you find this position? I found this position through the Commercial Real Estate Club and my career coach, Katelyn Rose.
What previous experience have you had that you think contributed to your success securing this position? (ex. campus involvement, leadership, past internship): When I interviewed for the position at Ernst & Young, I felt confident because of the skills and knowledge I gained through my involvement in the Commercial Real Estate Club, Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity and my internship at Lincoln Property Company, which I secured during one the Commercial Real Estate Club’s networking trips.
What are you most looking forward to about your position/company? I am most looking forward to the exposure I will gain into all facets of commercial real estate development, including deal structuring, financing, and valuation. I am also looking forward to working in all areas of CRE, including office, residential, hospitality, and retail so that I can gain the experience and knowledge necessary to start my own development company.
Any word of advice you could give to your fellow Eller Students? I would advise other Eller students to work hard and not get discouraged. If they do the right things, stay focused, get involved and take advantage of the opportunities given to them, then eventually they will find the success that they are looking for. I have found that sometimes good fortune comes your way indirectly so students should never undervalue any opportunity that is given to them. Always expect the unexpected and join clubs that are involved in the industry you are passionate about.