An evaluation of how well undergraduate property students are prepared for commencing their careers

Blake, Andrea & Susilawati, Connie (2009) An evaluation of how well undergraduate property students are prepared for commencing their careers. Pacific Rim Property Research Journal, 15(2), pp. 204-225.

View at publisher


The evolution of property education to adapt to the changing business environment requires changes to course content, methods of delivery and assessment. Many universities have a special interest in understanding how successfully students transition in and transition out of property programs. This study sought the views of final year students engaged in professional employment, employer representatives and representatives from professional associations to assess the preparedness of students to commence professional employment. The study showed that generally students possessed an appropriate level of technical and ‘soft skills’ to enter the professional realm with development required in some areas. All stakeholders agreed that the transition out of university was made more seamless through greater engagement with industry through field work and work experience from the intermediate stages of the property course.

Impact and interest:

9 citations in Scopus
Search Google Scholar™

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

351 since deposited on 05 Jan 2010
50 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 29486
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: HERN, Graduates, Property Education, Professional Skills, Transition Out, Work Integrated Learning
ISSN: 1444-8921
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > COMMERCIAL SERVICES (150400) > Real Estate and Valuation Services (150403)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Pacific Rim Real Estate Society
Deposited On: 05 Jan 2010 21:31
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 06:03

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page