We believe that mentorship is essential for the success of our community and our brokerage! We are proud of our realtors for being engaged with the community and participating in programs that have a mission to make a difference. This year we participated in the 3rd year of the Windermere-UW Aspire Internship program as well the NAR Spire Mentorship program.
The Windermere-UW Aspire Internship introduces a small group of students from the University of Washington’s College of Built Environments to the real estate industry. During the 8-week internship, students gain valuable experience in all aspects of the business, including title & escrow, legal, lending, marketing and more. They also receive classroom instruction around topics like redlining and discrimination in housing.
UW rising seniors and juniors can apply for the program and preference is given to students of color and/or students who have experienced housing insecurity. In addition to a stipend during the Summer, participants receive a scholarship for the following school year from the Windermere Foundation.
At the end of the 8-week program, the cohort shares presentations they have been working on with Windermere Services and the participating owners.