Students at Southern California universities and colleges come up winners in the Shopping Center Game, a UCLA Extension seminar.
They win the coordinator's salary.
Steven Soboroff, Soboroff/Moskowitz Co., Santa Monica, donates his salary to a scholarship fund he calls "Rent a Student." The fund permits students to intern at real estate development firms. Rent a Student scholarships are worth up to $500 each and about 140 interns have participated.
Some firms pay interns, in which case the available money is used for other students.
One developer who found a real estate career by starting as a Rent a Student intern was Martin Moscowitz, now Soboroff's partner.
Mark and Rosalind Schurgin, of Schurgin Development Corp., Los Angeles, have four interns.
Schurgin's interns do market studies, demographics and assist in acquisitions. They work for at least two months with the longest working for a year and a half. All are paid by the firm. The Schurgins prefer interns who are majoring in business, law or real estate.