Every summer, the JLL Mid-Atlantic offices welcome a new group of interns who get to not only contribute to our work but learn more about the commercial real estate business. The summer experience allowed each intern to work with a business unit that aligned with their interests. Throughout the summer, our interns worked together on value-add projects and had the opportunity to present their ideas to a panel of senior leaders. Before we say goodbye to our 2017 Summer Intern class, we asked two interns from our DC office to reflect on their summers at JLL.
Sarah Kern, Miami of Ohio University, Class of 2018:
“Before starting this internship, I knew very little about commercial real estate, but was excited to jump in and learn the business. As an intern on the Marketing Strategy team, I had the opportunity to lead a project that focused on enhancing and improving LinkedIn communications. This was a great experience because I was able to meet so many people, think creatively and improve my writing skills. Everyone at JLL was very welcoming and interested in sharing career advice. This was not an internship where you showed up, did your work and then left. There were always opportunities to join meetings, meet people and learn about different aspects of the business. For me, the most rewarding part of the experience was winning the intern presentation competition. Our team dedicated a lot of time and effort, and it was a great accomplishment to win.”
Elena Frattaroli, Georgetown University, Class of 2018
“I worked on a number of projects for the Research team during the summer, and each one taught me something unexpected. Many people may not find tracking demographic changes in DC’s population particularly exciting, but I learned so much about how to collect data, analyze it and find meaning in all of the numbers. As a student at Georgetown, this project helped me better understand the neighborhoods within DC and see the city with a new perspective. The most rewarding part of my summer experience was having my work sent to the entire office in a weekly mailing. Although I’m sad to see the summer end, I am excited come back and intern again this fall.”