CoreNet Global, an American non-profit corporate real estate association, has commenced applications for its 12th Academic Challenge for students worldwide. Nigerian students are welcome to apply.
The 12th edition of CoreNet Academic Challenge is sponsored by Clune Construction, Cushman & Wakefield, IA: Interior Architects and KI Furniture.
The goal of the academic challenge is to raise awareness of corporate real estate as a viable career opportunity amongst college students of all academic disciplines, to connect local chapters and members of the association with future talent, and encourage more universities to include corporate real estate in their curricula.
Student teams from universities and academic institutions are invited to compete in an academic challenge wherein students are asked to play the role of an internal corporate real estate team in order to address a real-world issue facing companies around the globe: develop strategies for the corporate real estate portfolio that prepare the company for a fluid workforce where virtual and augmented reality are practically applied to deal with the expected blend of remote and office workers.
How can corporate real estate professionals take a leadership role in helping their companies develop an agile strategy that permits the board and management to make best use of these emerging technologies and explore ways to enhance client and employee experiences, regardless of location?
Your recommendations should address short-, medium-, and long-term impacts and benefits and incorporate best practices learned from the post-pandemic return to the workplace. Additionally, emphasis should be placed on identifying cost-neutral strategies; for strategies with significant cost, the team must explain how they will promote the strategies for CEO and Board buy-in and approval.
Three teams, with a minimum of two (2) and a maximum of four (4) students each, will be selected to compete as part of the CoreNet Global North American Summit, a professional conference of corporate real estate professionals, to be held in Chicago, IL, 1-3 November 2022. Interested students are required to complete a competition registration and respond to several questions, as discussed herein. Based on the quality of their responses to the questions posed, three teams will be invited to participate (live) in the Final Round.
According to CoreNet Global, The winning team will be awarded US$5,000. Deadline for applications is September 15, 2022.
Visit Official Application Page To Join