This interview is one of a series of interviews conducted by the Center for Business and Economics Fellows with recent Business & Economics graduates about life after graduation.
This interview was conducted during the Spring 2019 semester by CBE Fellow, Troy Elphinstone ’19 with recent graduate, Trevor Gant ’18.
Troy: Where are you currently employed— How did you hear about this position?
Trevor: CBRE Real Estate Company, LinkedIn
Troy: What do you do on a day to day basis?
Trevor: I provide support to brokers. I am also responsible for preparing proposals, presentations and communication materials. I coordinate the distribution of internal and external marketing information as well as researching possible market opportunities.
Troy: How did Allegheny help prepare you for your current job?
Trevor: My Economics major reduced the learning curve by being able to understand financial documents and data.
Troy: What advice would you give to current Allegheny students?
-Put as much time in for networking as you would for a class.
-Keep track of everyone you’ve reached out to and know where your last conversation ended.
-Make it as easy as possible for the other person when networking. Give them all your information up front, tell them what you’re looking for, and work around their schedule.