CCIM University Outreach Program

CCIM's university outreach program is designed to help students and graduates achieve their real estate career goals. CCIM is the designation to pursue for professional education, networking opportunities, and industry-leading technology in the commercial and investment real estate field.

Our partnership with local universities offers benefits for students and CCIMs:

  • Member engagement and networking opportunities

  • Access to future talent

  • Mentorship and internship opportunities

CCIM San Diego university Partnership with Local University Real Estate Programs

The San Diego Chapter University Outreach Committee maintains ongoing relationships with real estate programs and students at local universities, including University of San Diego, San Diego State University and University of California San Diego. Activities include participating in industry events and career fairs, educational programming, information sessions about CCIM designation, and more. Students are invited to participate in chapter networking and educational events.

Local real estate students (and related majors) can attend chapter educational programs* at 40% off the Member rate. To take advantage of this offer, please register your student status with the Chapter by supplying your contact information, copy of your student ID card, a description of your major and status of progress.

CCIM San Diego Chapter Student Membership

CCIM San Diego offers a complimentary Chapter Student Membership to local university students in real estate and related programs. In addition to the 40% discount on chapter educational programs*, membership provides additional benefits to include the following:

  • Mentorship Program with CCIM designees/chapter members in the local industry (stay tuned for details)
  • Chapter networking events and engagement with members and industry professionals
  • Internship opportunities
  • Resume posting and job search (See the Career Center)



If you are a real estate student and would like more information about our programs, contact [email protected].

*Discount does not apply to CCIM Institute courses.

ccim institute Academic Membership

USD MSRE students network with CCIM members at the CCIM Global ConferenceFull-time university students and instructors can join the CCIM Institute as Academic Members to grow their commercial real estate network and access the technology suite of CCIM Institute tools.

If you decide to pursue the CCIM designation, you can join as a Candidate Member, Fast Track Member (if you already have earned a designation with another real estate organization), or University Fast Track Member (applies to USD undergraduate and graduate real estate students).

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Earn the CCIM Pin – University Fast Track Program

 Undergraduate and graduate real estate and finance makors at USD are invited to apply for the University Fast Track Membership. University Fast Track members are exempt from some of the CCIM designation requirements.

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Looking to start your real estate career in San Diego? 

Reach local employers by posting your resume on the CCIM San Diego Career Center. Student Members are eligible to post a resume at no charge.

Paris Mo shares her thoughts on the benefits of CCIM for students and recent graduates.


“I joined CCIM San Diego when I was still a graduate candidate of MSRE at University of San Diego. As a student and now a recent graduate, being a part of the local CCIM chapter is especially valuable for my personal and career development because the chapter offers excellent education and networking resources that are multidisciplinary and oriented to local concerns and opportunities. My CCIM SD membership provides me with invaluable opportunities to interact and work with senior professionals of the industry, additionally, a higher awareness and better understanding of key issues and trends that are affecting commercial real estate professionals. It is a great avenue for students interested in real estate to cultivate professional relationships and give back to our local CRE community in San Diego.”  Paris Mo

“The CCIM network provides a launching pad for students to surround themselves with successful commercial real estate advisors who provide resources, mentorship and real-world knowledge to students starting out their careers.” Ed Colson Jr., CCIM