The Residential and Commercial Property Management (RCPM) B.A.S. degree incorporates both a practicum portfolio and an internship into the property management curriculum. These courses contribute to a significant applied, hands-on learning focus for the applied baccalaureate degree, giving students real world experience that they can bring to their future jobs.
Property Management Practicum Portfolio
The practicum portfolio is a project students will complete that is compiled into a portfolio. The portfolio will demonstrate property management knowledge accumulated throughout the program.
The practicum project will incorporate a real world project from an industry client. Students will be asked to create reports and deliverables for the client which may include, but are not limited to sample leases, revenue statements, and management plans. The practicum will incorporate content from all previous property management courses and will require that student create a final portfolio product demonstrating knowledge from past courses.
The portfolio is intended to support student in finding employment. Students will be able to use their portfolio to demonstrate their property management knowledge to potential employers.
Property Management Internship
In fulfilling an important part of the applied component of this degree, RPM students will gain valuable industry experience by completing a Property Management focused internship. Students will be eligible to participate in an internship as early as summer of their first year in the program. The internship is a perfect way for RCPM BAS students to gain real world experience, develop industry contacts, and explore areas of interest within the field.
While students are responsible for securing their own internship, they are supported throughout the process with internship search assistance, resume review, interviewing practice, industry contact opportunities, and access to a program specific job board listing available opportunities.
Program staff, along with the internship coordinator, are committed to assisting students in finding the right internship. A preparatory workshop will be offered the first year to help students get started. It is recommended that students meet with the internship coordinator at least two quarters ahead of doing their internship.