Sales & Real Estate

An ideal career field for a Christendom graduate

Buying. Selling. We do it every day in our normal lives, but some do it to make a living as salesmen and as realtors. Each market is demanding, with few rising to the top of the pack and becoming successful. Learning the minutiae of real estate and of sales is the easy part, more often than not — actually being good at both is a much tougher thing to teach.

A liberal arts education is the secret ingredient to finding success in both fields. Providing a well-rounded education to students, the liberal arts also give students the soft skills of critical thinking, communication, and leadership. All three are essential to salesmen and realtors alike, with the best communicators often becoming the best in both fields.

At Christendom’s Life on Tap alumni networking series, successful alumni in the sales and real estate fields have returned to campus to speak on how they used their liberal arts education and the career preparation they received at Christendom to find post-graduate success.

Watch the video recording below.

Alumni Steven Storey (’00), Ben McMahon (’04), and Ryan Doughty (’10) work in the sales, business development, and real estate fields

Careers in real estate are becoming more appealing for today’s college students. Alumni Jim Clark (’97) and Ben Ferri (’09) spoke to students about how their liberal arts education helped them find success in the field of real estate.

Alumni Leif Pilegaard (’15), Dominic McFadden (’21), and John Briggs (‘21) gave students insights into how they used their education to find success in the field of customer service and sales.