M.S. in Real Estate Development student Aminat Temitope Akanji has been accepted into the competitive Etkin Johnson Student Scholar Program, which immerses its participants in the land use industry in Philadelphia.
During this academic year, Akanji and the other awardees of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) program will attend events and committees, volunteer, meet with mentors and network with ULI members—including developers, architects, bankers, brokers, construction managers, planners and public officials—to enhance their scholastic endeavors.
“The College of Architecture and the Built Environment is very proud of Aminat winning this opportunity, which is one more instance of our students advancing their careers by interacting with professionals in the field,” said David Breiner, Ph.D., associate dean of the College and associate professor of architecture at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University).
Akanji feels privileged to be honored and said the knowledge gained from the experience will help her to develop housing solutions for low-income families in Nigeria, as well as improve the state of real estate management in the country.