Post a Job / Find a Job
Employers are invited to advertise job and internship opportunities on PSU's job board, Handshake. Register your company on Handshake to post a position. Afterward, please notify Executive Director Julie Gibson at firstname.lastname@example.org to have the opportunity included in the next Center for Real Estate email to students. Candidates will contact employers as directed on your Handshake job posting.
Students are encouraged to search for jobs through the student Handshake portal.
Real Estate Organizations
There are a number of professional real estate organizations where students can network to explore career possibilities, find jobs and learn about the activities of each of these organizations. Most of these professional organizations have local chapters in Portland. Students are encouraged to become involved with any organizations that interest them and many organizations have special student memberships.
- AIA of Portland(American Institute of Architects)
- BOMA (Association of Building Owners and Managers)
- CAB (Commercial Association of Brokers)
- CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member)
- CRE (Counselors of Real Estate)
- CREW (Commercial Real Estate for Women)
- Greater Oregon AI (Appraisal Institute)
- ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers)
- IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management)
- NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and Office Properties)
- OAMP (Oregon Association of Mortgage Professionals)
- OAR (Oregon Association of Realtors)
- OMLA (Oregon Mortgage Lenders Association)
- PMAR (Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors)
- SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors)
- ULI (Urban Land Institute) Oregon/SW Washington
- WAR (Washington Association of Realtors)
Professional Real Estate Designations
Several of PSU’s real estate courses “fast track” students toward the completion of certain industry-specific designations. Most real estate courses also count as continuing education credits for Oregon and Washington brokers and appraisers.
PSU Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) program is approved as a “University Fast Track” provider. Students can earn the CCIM designation at an accelerated pace through CCIM’s “University Fast Track” program where graduates of PSU’s MRED program receive credit for most of CCIM’s core designation courses. For more information click here.
Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation
PSU students enrolled in the Real Estate Property Management Certificate, Business Minor in Real Estate Property Management, or Master of Real Estate Development degree can be approved for a “CPM® Fast Track” to becoming a Certified Property Manager (CPM). This means that the CPM® Candidate will receive credit for the CPM® education requirement, exempting them from having to complete the seven CPM® courses. However, you must still complete all of the other CPM® requirements.
PSU’s USP 429/529 Green Buildings course serves as a prep course for students to sit for the LEED certification exam. (the exam is encouraged but not required of students taking the Green Buildings course)
PSU Master of Real Estate Development students who complete the two core real estate finance courses (RE 521 Real Estate Finance I and RE 522 Real Estate Finance II) plus RE 510 Real Estate Investment Analysis elective are prepared to sit for the Argus certification exam. The exam is encouraged but not required of students taking the Green Buildings course.
Each state has an agency that oversees the licensure for real estate brokers. For more information about the requirements to attain or maintain these professional licenses, please see the following websites:
PSU does not offer pre-license coursework to obtain a broker’s license. The following community colleges do offer pre-license courses:
Each state has an agency that oversees the licensure for real estate appraisers. For more information about the requirements to attain or maintain these professional licenses, please see the following websites: