Jobs that will further my real estate knowledge while in college

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I am a college student finishing my last semester at Florida State University. Luckily, this semester I only need two classes to graduate. Because of this, I have a will have a lot of free time this semester. Unfortunately, I do not have a lot of experience in the real estate industry, so I want to use this semester to gain experience in this field. I am considering working for a contractor, leasing office or a bank in order to further my knowledge in those areas. What is my best option, or should I be considering something else? 

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I am a college student finishing my last semester at Florida State University. Luckily, this semester I only need two classes to graduate. Because of this, I will have a lot of free time this semester. Unfortunately, I do not have a lot of experience in the real estate industry, so I want to use this semester to gain experience in this field. I am considering working for a contractor, leasing office or a bank in order to further my knowledge in those areas. What is my best option, or should I be considering something else?

Originally posted by @Stephen Carr :

I am a college student finishing my last semester at Florida State University. Luckily, this semester I only need two classes to graduate. Because of this, I have a will have a lot of free time this semester. Unfortunately, I do not have a lot of experience in the real estate industry, so I want to use this semester to gain experience in this field. I am considering working for a contractor, leasing office or a bank in order to further my knowledge in those areas. What is my best option, or should I be considering something else? 

 Successful real estate investors disproportionately have backgrounds in sales of some variety, not necessarily real estate. I'd suggest that it wouldn't hurt to get some experience there under your belt - these folks with sales backgrounds (cars, software, it matters not) are the small minority that tend to hand me purchase contracts with a specified price far below the appraised value, which isn't otherwise common in the Bay Area.

Chris Mason, Lender in CA (#1220177) and California (#1220177)

I’d work part time as something like a leasing agent

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