The Corcoran Center introduces undergraduates to the fields of Real Estate and Urban Action through courses, experiential learning opportunities, and engagement with industry and the community.

High Impact Summer Internships

Corcoran Summer Interns make a difference across greater Boston, embedded with companies, nonprofits, and government agencies.
Corcoran Summer Interns Group Photo

2021 Summer Interns

Codman Square Map

'Economic Development in Codman Square' Project Overview

Experiential Learning

The Undergraduate Course 'Urban Action Lab' bridges the classroom and the real world, immersing students in high-impact Urban Action work.

About the Center

The Joseph E. Corcoran Center for Real Estate and Urban Action leverages a multidisciplinary approach to cultivate discussions and develop actions that foster community transformation.

In accordance with the mission of  Boston College, The Corcoran Center aims to develop the next generation of ethical real estate professionals by educating and inspiring students, alumni, and other key stakeholders so they may harness real estate as a catalyst for needed change in areas where the marginalization of vulnerable citizens is most severe, and enact broad scope solutions to neighborhoods of concentrated poverty.

Curriculum: Increase access to traditional classroom learning, with real estate courses developed by the Center within the Carroll School of Management.

Experiential Learning: Engage students in a variety of practical, meaningful learning experiences, including workshop trainings, field projects, and summer internship programs.

On-Campus Engagement: Invite students to join the network of professionals and experts in the fields of real estate and urban revitalization through a speaker series, small group lunches, and Center coordinated activities.

Neighborhood Engagement: Create opportunities for multiple disciplines from across the University to engage in place-focused neighborhood strengthening.

Launch Your Real Estate Career

The Future of Housing

A National Affordable Housing Case Competition Open To Undergraduates
The Next Competition Will Be Held In Spring 2022

News & Notes

Highlighted Corcoran Center Students & Alumni