Mark Powell, Executive Director, Product Development RICS, and Ms. Violetta Parylo Executive Director, Corporate Services & Chief Financial Officer RICS recently visited the RICS chapter in India. On 10 February 2016, they visited RICS SBE and had a long interaction with the students and faculty.
Mark Powell, in a presentation gave an overview about the principles and standards of RICS and its importance globally. He talked at length about the advantages of being a member of RICS and how important it is for future employers to know that they can count on your professional integrity and ethics and standard of service.
He told the students that they already had a jump start in their professional career as they would have an RICS accredited degree and after honing their skills and competencies for 2-3 years they could after the required assessment, obtain membership and put the letters MRICS after their name. Being an MRICS is one of the world’s most sought after professional memberships. This, he explained would be their passport to numerous job opportunities in the global real estate world. He also expounded the importance of facilities management as it is opening up many job opportunities in this sector.
He also shared the fact that RICS has already set a benchmark for International Property Measurements and Standards across the world and is currently in the process of implementing construction measurements and standards.
In her short and sweet speech Ms. Violetta Parylo reiterated Mark’s words and reemphasised the advantages of being a member of RICS.
The students interacted freely with Mark Powell, Sachin Sandhir and members of the faculty, asking questions to clarify their thoughts.