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Student Member Advisory Committee

Our Student Member Advisory Committee (SMAC) is comprised of a dedicated group of student members who provide ICSC with guidance and insight on issues relating to the development, implementation and quality of our student-related programs and resources.

As our student membership has grown to over 5,000 individual, we have implemented a formalized leadership structure to represent the growing needs of this very important constituency. Given these diverse needs and competing priorities of the student membership, ICSC will select an array of candidates from a pool of submitted applications. 

​* Applications are now closed and will reopen Spring 2022.

SMAC Structure & Terms

ICSC will publish the application process to the general student membership. There will be up to 10 selected advisory positions. Selections will occur each spring before RECon. Terms to last one year from May to May and no more than three terms are allowed per student. The committee will meet four times annually and help to plan the RECon Student Networking Reception every year.

In 2021, RECon Digital will be hosted from May 25-27, 2021, in a virtual-only format. Committee members in the 2021-2022 term will guide planning for RECon in May 2022.

SMAC Eligibility

  • Remain an active ICSC student member in pursuit of a degree as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student from an accredited university or college
  • Demonstrated commitment to helping peers thrive inside and outside of the classroom as they pursue their own professional interest in commercial real estate with a strong interest in retail
  • Submittal of an online application

SMAC Responsibilities  

  • Participate in quarterly conference calls providing feedback and guidance on the development, planning and effectiveness of student focused programs and resources
  • When possible attend ICSC events in your region (ICSC will provide complimentary registration for one regional event plus RECon.)
  • Host ICSC student members once a year for an on-campus industry event
  • Assist ICSC in reaching out to academic associations and real estate groups
  • SMAC Chair to meet with ICSC Foundation Board on an ad hoc basis.

Questions? Please contact

Michael Cowden

Director of Student Engagement

+1 202 626 1408

mcowden@icsc.com