Students in our department often take part in organizations that allow them to network with others, better understand course material, and gain experience in economics, finance, and real estate.
The Economics and Finance Club is a student-run organization. All majors can join, and there is no cost to participate. The club meets at least once a month, and meetings often include presentations from speakers who work in finance. Past speakers have come from firms such as JP Morgan, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Bloomberg, and many others.
The club is also responsible for managing Hawk Capital, which is a student-managed investment fund that was created from donations generated within the Leon Hess Business School (among faculty and staff). Hawk Capital regularly beats the S&P 500 and actively manages the fund on a regular basis; the club also funds an annual trip to Wall Street. It has toured the New York Stock Exchange, NYMEX, Federal Reserve Bank (including the gold vault), Museum of American Finance, and various financial institutions. Besides its academic and social aspects, the club's officers offer free tutoring to any student in economics and finance classes.
President: Jenna Hersh
Vice President: Alyssa McGivney
Assistant Vice President: Shannon Lindquist
Treasurer: Michael Wasylyk
Secretary: Frank Braun
Social Media/Marketing: James Ruffino
Economics - Dr. Robert Scott, Bey Hall 235
Finance - Specialist Professor John Burke, Bey Hall 104
February 10: Richard Gumina, Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor, 3:15 p.m., Bey Hall 101
February 17: Merrill Lynch Information Session, 5 p.m., Bey Hall 225
March 2: Keith Weissman, Weissman Finance Training Institute and Hedge Fund Director of Research, 6:30 p.m., McAllen Hall 107
March 7: Career Services Resume Workshop, 6:30 p.m., Student Center 202C
March 9: William Manley, NASDAQ Global Human Resources, 3:15 p.m., Bey Hall 101
March 23: Tim McEndy, Goldman Sachs, 3:15 p.m., Bey Hall 101
March 30 - April 1: G.A.M.E. Forum Conference - Six (6) students will be attending. To apply, e-mail Jenna Hersh at email@example.com.
April 6: Alex Hartelust - JP Morgan Corporate and Investment Banking Analyst, 6:30 p.m., Student Center 202A
April 7: Speed Interview Event, 6:00-8:15 p.m., Anacon Hall. To register, e-mail Jenna Hersh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 20: End of Semester Meeting - Announcing New Executive Board, 3:15 p.m., Bey Hall 101