March 15, 2012
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – In a still tight job market, Southern Methodist University senior and real estate major Michael Sizemore has a problem to be envied.
“I have three job offers that are concrete and two more that I am interviewing for, and I’m on the second round of interviews, “ he explained.
Sizemore will graduate in May with a degree in Real Estate Finance. He says he was drawn to the field because his father is in the business and because he loves that real estate is a career built on relationships.
“You can be successful, “says Sizemore, “without being cutthroat.”
It also doesn’t hurt that real estate degrees are red hot right now.
Chuck Dannis, adjunct lecturer at SMU’s Cox School of Business said, “I have just seen over the last, really this class and the last class, a huge uptick in the demand for our graduates.”
When asked about the number of recent real estate graduates that were still job-hunting, Dannis said he didn’t know of a single one.
In fact, he said the local job market couldn’t be better. “I would say we’re a top five market in the world for investment.” ...