Involving International Real Estate and Planning Alumni

GineilleFelixAs our Alumni community expands, hear why one of our international alumni chose to stay involved.

With just over 16% of REP alumni residing outside of the UK once they have completed their course here at Reading, we at RREF are always delighted when our international alumni continue to stay involved, whether as a mentor, attending international events or joining the growing number of international reading alumni associations.

RREF caught up with one of our recent graduates, Gineille Felix, a former MSc student, now residing back in her home country of Trinidad and Tobago and a member of the Henley Trinidad and Tobago Alumni Association representing Real Estate and Planning, to discuss her reasons for remaining engaged with Reading.

Why did you decide to join the alumni group?
Primarily I decided to join the alumni group to ensure that I stay connected to my alma mater.

What motivated you to stay involved?
I have realised that HBS and RREF take pride in their will and ability to continuously contribute to the development of their student body. I have been receiving emails from the Alumni Association on a consistent basis and the content and organised events further prove this. It is an initiative that I appreciate and would like to stay connected to. Unfortunately, being an international student and residing in my country of birth has disabled my attending many of these esteemed events. However, of recent, I have seen the initiation of webinars which now allows for me to be a part of some events.

What do you see as the benefits of staying connected with HBS and your peers?
One benefit is definitely being able to keep abreast of what is taking place in international property markets as well as with my peers in their professional development. It is also quite interesting having friends from all over the world; it encourages networking.

Where would you like to take your participation with us and others in the group in the future?
I would like to contribute tremendously to the building of the alumni base in the Caribbean. I believe that having an active and efficient alumni group in the Caribbean will not only expand the Alumni’s global reach but also assist potential and enrolled Caribbean students on their new journey at the University of Reading and HBS as it relates to studies, living etc. I would also like to, along with my fellow alumni peers based in the Caribbean, contribute to the development of our property market through research and providing sound advice. We must give back to our local economies

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