This summer marked the inaugural launch of the Valbridge Internship Program, known as Valbridge Scholars. We welcomed interns nationally to work in our local offices, side by side with highly experienced appraisers, learning all about the commercial valuation profession. As demand for qualified commercial appraisers soars, Valbridge is reaching out to the next generation to expose them to the career options available and how Valbridge is leading the way in innovative services for our clients.
As the program winds down, the interns have been immersed in the day-to-day processes, using our proprietary software, platforms, learning analysis and research methods and spending time in the field on inspections and at professional networking events. Valbridge hosts a weekly Lunch N Learn session via Zoom on specialized topics and featured case studies, hosted by VPA experts nationwide. In addition to the Lunch N Learn series, interns are also able to take advantage of internal programs and training such as the ongoing Professional Speaker Series, Val-Talks hosted by the Women’s Council, and leadership training webinars provided by the Future Leaders Alliance.
The program culminated in a three-day gathering for the interns in San Antonio, Texas to network with each other and do immersive training as well as a private tour by the developers of the storied Pearl District along the Riverwalk and the newly iconic Frost Bank Tower.