News release

JLL Creating Pathways for Students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Newly launched JLL Pathways Program will provide education, financial aid and career opportunities to underrepresented students 

February 14, 2022

Lesley Mirkowski

Americas Corporate Communications
+1 312 228 2112

CHICAGO Feb. 14, 2022, – JLL (NYSE: JLL) announced today it is launching JLL Pathways, a customized recruiting program aimed at creating a pipeline of students exclusively from Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic-Serving Institutions.

The newly developed program, which is set to launch this spring, will initially focus on pathways to JLL Marketing and educate students on marketing careers in commercial real estate. Led by JLL’s Early Career and External Campus Partnerships team, and sponsored by Siddharth Taparia, JLL’s Global Chief Marketing Officer, the program will provide students with the opportunity to engage with JLL Marketing leaders and professionals while getting immersed into the day-to-day trends and projects of JLL’s Marketing team. As part of the two-day program, students will also participate in virtual interviews for marketing positions and an idea pitch competition for a chance to receive an internship with JLL and $5,000 sign-on bonus.   

“Marketing plays a critical role in the world of commercial real estate, and through JLL Pathways and our existing partnerships with the HBCU Business Deans Roundtable (HBDR) and Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we’re looking to reach underrepresented students and introduce them to one of the many rewarding careers that one can find in this industry,” said Taparia. “It’s a tremendous opportunity both for students and for all of us at JLL as we continue to expand our marketing talent across the globe and focus on our purpose of shaping the future of real estate for a better world.”

This past year, JLL announced it was expanding its early identification programs to recruit more women and underrepresented talent, which included a new partnership with the HBCU Business Deans Roundtable, a consortium of deans at more than 70 HBCU Business Schools. The company has also been working on outreach programs with HACU, which represents more than 500 colleges and universities in the United States, Latin America, Spain and school districts throughout the U.S.

“JLL has continued to expand its relationships with universities and nonprofit organizations to build a diverse pipeline of future leaders through recruitment efforts and partnerships,” said Giselle Battley, Global Head of Early Career and External Campus Partnerships. “Targeted programs like JLL Pathways create stronger access for high potential diverse candidates while giving them exposure to corporate leaders who are committed to reaching the next generation of leaders.” 

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.6 billion in 2020, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 95,000 as of September 30, 2021. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit