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Creative Traffic Analysis Earns Grad Student Recognition

Graduate student Ankit Borkhataria ’17 MSBAPM took third place at the Tableau Student Viz Assignment Competition, which drew more than 100 submissions from 14 countries.

Winners were selected based on creativity, analytical depth, beauty and design and overall score.

“Ankit took a creative approach in wrangling a large data set with over 1 million rows of Montgomery County (Maryland) traffic violation data. The judges loved his choice of using a bold color palette and embedding Twitter feeds from @mcpnews and #mdtraffic,” Tableau posted in its announcement.


Samuel F. Pierson SIOR Scholarship Recipients

2017-2018 recipients of the Society of Industrial & Office Realtors (SIOR) scholarship in memory of Samuel F. Pierson included Jordan Angel ’18, Kelly Yates ’18, Hannah Schmidt ’18 and William Golonka ’18. The students have demonstrated academic excellence while pursuing a degree in real estate with intent toward a real estate career. Each of the seniors embrace the learning of real estate with great enthusiasm and look forward to starting their careers this spring.


ICSC Bill Holmes/Hart Realty Advisers Scholarship

Kyle Ernest and Zitao Zhang received the ICSC Foundation Bill Holmes/Hart Realty Advisers scholarship. Thanks to the generosity of John Hart, Hart Realty Advisers and the loyal friends and family of William Holmes, the students received $3000 and a one year student ICSC membership. Ernest is a senior graduating in December 2017. He is currently interning as a valuations analyst at UBS and will be joining the Cushman and Wakefield Prep Program in September 2018. Zhang is a junior and is seeking an internship for the summer.