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Fannie Mae Prepping Future Housing Leaders

Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) and Fannie Mae's Future Housing Leaders announced the Future Housing Leaders Fellowship. This new MLT Career Prep track will allow college students to apply for internships through Future Housing Leaders, a program created to connect college students with leading employers in housing who are committed to diversity and inclusion, including Wells Fargo, Bozzuto, and Walker & Dunlop.

The new, specialized track will allow MLT to tap into Future Housing Leaders’ employer network in professions such as housing finance, FinTech, and building and construction. The collaboration will also help Future Housing Leaders further its mission to help the program’s employer partners diversify their applicant pool.

Students accepted to the Future Housing Leaders Fellowship will be eligible for paid internships at more than 25 real estate companies that are recruiting for housing industry roles. Fellows will have access to industry-relevant training, opportunities to network with leaders in their field, as well as MLT’s professional coaching and winning playbook for career success.  

“MLT prepares African American, Latinx, and Native American women and men to secure high-trajectory post-college jobs that deliver economic mobility for them and their families, and then provides the social capital they need to become senior executives. This partnership will increase access to a wealth-generating industry in which minorities are underrepresented,” said MLT Founder and CEO John Rice. “Careers in the housing industry also offer the opportunity to have an impact on our communities, to expand access to affordable housing, and to address gaps in home ownership.”

"We know that companies are stronger and perform better when they are more diverse, and reflect the customers whom they serve," said Nancy Jardini, Fannie Mae's Chief of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion. "The Future Housing Leaders Fellowship will encourage even more college students to pursue a career in housing."

About Author: Seth Welborn

Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer.

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