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    Housing and real estate concentration at Rutgers

    How is this concentration at Rutgers?

    Would this prepare you well for a career in housing & real estate areas?

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    any Rutgers student/grad out there?

    any thoughts? : )

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    I went to RU and didn't specialize in grad school and had a blast.
    The professors or real estate development are Bob Burchell and David Listokin who both pretty much wrote the book on NJ planning and development, but that was 20+ years ago. If you want to concentrate on NJ development and working in the state it is a good track, but I wasn't prepared as well for working outside of NJ. Don't forget NJ is one of the only states to require a second planning license besides the AICP.

    That's about the worst I can say about my time at RU which was wonderful, but real estate development is really an on the ground learned trade not in the classroom.
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    not even NYC?

    Quote Originally posted by Tide View post
    I went to RU and didn't specialize in grad school and had a blast.
    The professors or real estate development are Bob Burchell and David Listokin who both pretty much wrote the book on NJ planning and development, but that was 20+ years ago. If you want to concentrate on NJ development and working in the state it is a good track, but I wasn't prepared as well for working outside of NJ. Don't forget NJ is one of the only states to require a second planning license besides the AICP.

    That's about the worst I can say about my time at RU which was wonderful, but real estate development is really an on the ground learned trade not in the classroom.
    how about getting a job in NYC? NJ is pretty close to the city.....lol

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    Getting a job in NYC out of Rutgers is definitely possible and a lot of people do it, but the housing/real estate concentration wouldn't necessarily help you much. It definitely seems to be largely NJ-focused, which is great if you want to work in NJ, but it doesn't necessarily translate well to any other states, even NY. It's important to note that NJ has idiosyncratic laws related to these issues, particularly when it comes to affordable housing.

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    Quote Originally posted by teofilo View post
    Getting a job in NYC out of Rutgers is definitely possible and a lot of people do it, but the housing/real estate concentration wouldn't necessarily help you much. It definitely seems to be largely NJ-focused, which is great if you want to work in NJ, but it doesn't necessarily translate well to any other states, even NY. It's important to note that NJ has idiosyncratic laws related to these issues, particularly when it comes to affordable housing.
    Do you know what kind of jobs Rutgers students get in NYC?

    I don't think I want to live & work in NJ.....

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    Quote Originally posted by krbxtigerz View post
    I don't think I want to live & work in NJ.....
    Then it doesn't seem to make a lot of sense for you to want to go to Rutgers.....

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    Quote Originally posted by krbxtigerz View post
    Do you know what kind of jobs Rutgers students get in NYC?

    I don't think I want to live & work in NJ.....
    All kinds of jobs. For some things it's probably harder for Rutgers students to get jobs compared to people coming from the schools in NYC, because of their local connections, but the Bloustein school definitely has a really good reputation and in some specialties it's as good as or better than any school in NY. Transportation is the main example.

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