Valbridge has been so fortunate to host exceptional students as interns over the past few years, and even more fortunate that many of them have chosen to launch their careers in commercial appraisal as full-time hires. Below are some testimonials from former interns who are now valued team members in Valbridge offices across the country.

Tyler Gin: Orlando, FL

Participating in the Valbridge Scholars Program was a game-changer for me. Learning under an experienced team in Florida, equipped with the latest technology and training, was a privilege that set the foundation for my career.

My journey from an intern to a full-time position has been nothing short of remarkable. Progressing towards a Certified General Appraiser License, I see how the program’s commitment to nurturing talent and supporting interns in their career advancement has shaped my story. The Valbridge Scholars Program is not just an internship; it’s a transformative experience that has propelled me into a fulfilling career in real estate appraisal.

Dejaila Simms: Dallas, TX

My experience with the Valbridge internship was nothing short of amazing. From the moment I stepped into the Valbridge community, I felt a genuine warmth and a sense of belonging. The office environment surpassed my expectations, and the eagerness of my co-workers to teach and guide me through the intricacies of the appraising industry made my internship an incredibly enriching experience.

I can’t help but emphasize the uniqueness of the Scholar Summit—a fun and valuable gathering that brought interns together in a special way. The summit wasn’t just a professional event; it became a platform for networking, learning, and building relationships that extended beyond the internship period. The camaraderie developed during the summit has been an asset in my ongoing journey within the real estate appraisal industry.

Nico Fell: Chicago, IL

As a recent graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Valbridge Scholar, my journey from academia to a full-time role as a Commercial Real Estate Analyst in the Chicago Metro team has been incredibly fulfilling. The team’s welcoming nature made me feel right at home, and the opportunity to participate in the Valbridge Scholars Internship program added a layer of practical experience to my academic background.

One highlight of my experience was the summer trip to San Antonio, Texas, where interns from different regions converged. This trip not only exposed us to the diverse real estate landscape but also allowed us to connect with industry professionals and fellow interns.

Mitchell Ledet: New Orleans, LA

The Valbridge Scholars Program provided a comprehensive learning experience that went beyond mere valuation techniques. The internship offered a broad understanding of commercial real estate appraisal and its intersection with various business disciplines.

The interdisciplinary approach, integrating statistics, accounting, finance, and business management perspectives, added depth to my learning journey. One of the significant advantages of the internship was the opportunity to connect with like-minded peers. Building these connections not only contributed to my professional growth but also fostered personal connections that have proven to be invaluable.

The Valbridge Scholars Program stands as a testament to our commitment to cultivate talent and develop future leaders in the CRE appraisal industry. For those aspiring to enter the world of commercial appraisal, the Valbridge Scholars Program offers not just an internship, but a springboard to full-time Team Blue success.