When you were growing up, did you tell your mom or dad that you wanted to be a corporate real estate executive?

We’re guessing no. And as we all know corporate real estate is a thriving, fulfilling and lucrative profession with many fruitful career paths.

To close that knowledge and understanding gap, CoreNet Global along with 28 other professional associations has launched Careers Building Communities (www.CareersBuildingCommunities.org), which allows visitors to navigate through the scores of career paths across all sectors of real estate.

For the first time, students in high school, college, technical programs and community colleges can explore possible career pathways and discover career opportunities within real estate by taking an interactive quiz.

As the industry seeks to fill millions of jobs, this site serves as an all-inclusive resource for students, educators, career changers and other stakeholders to explore the unlimited opportunities in the field of real estate.

Our effort reflects a significant national trend: there are more jobs than there are people to fill them in corporate America.

CNN reports that corporations – including IBM, Motorola and Verizon are establishing partnerships with schools to offer a program that includes education and training for grades 9-14. It’s a long-game recruiting effort.

CoreNet Global’s Universities Initiative, Academic Challenge and now involvement in the Careers Building Communities will hopefully be a wake up call to students at all levels and provide a solution to companies looking for talented corporate real estate professionals.