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Written by: Grace Watson

Grace Watson is a student at The Ohio State University studying Strategic Communications with a Minor in Leadership. She is currently interning with Colliers | Columbus, assisting Leslie Hobbs on the Operations team. Keep reading to get Grace’s take on how her internship has helped her grow in her career.

What has been your favorite project to work on throughout your time at Colliers?

My favorite project has been incorporating my capstone class at Ohio State into my internship at Colliers Columbus. Leslie gave me the opportunity to choose the Leadership Academy’s book of the month and discuss it during the meeting. This was my favorite project because it helped me with fulfilling a capstone assignment also.

What has been the biggest learning lesson you will take away from this internship?

That it is okay to have to redo things! I feel like before starting my internship I thought I had to be perfect at everything to be a successful intern. But it is okay to make mistakes and learn from them.

What aspects of commercial real estate has this internship made your more interested in?

I am really interested in how a broker gives tours of the buildings they are leasing out. Also, how much marketing and admin goes into closing a deal. There are a lot of aspects of commercial real estate that I did not realize before starting my internship!

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