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    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.

    Economics and Finance Club

    Connect with Us on FacebookThe 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.

    Executive Board:

    President: Jenna Hersh

    Vice President: Alyssa McGivney

    Treasurer: Michael Wasylyk

    Secretary: Frank Braun

    Social Media/Marketing: James Ruffino

    Faculty Advisors:

    Economics - Dr. Robert Scott, Bey Hall 235

    Finance - Specialist Professor John Burke, Bey Hall 104

    Club Schedule for Spring 2016:

    Click to Download Speed Interview Event Flyer

    February 10, 3:15 p.m., Bey Hall 101 - Richard Gumina, Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor

    February 17, 5 p.m., Bey Hall 225 - Merrill Lynch Information Session

    March 2, 6:30 p.m., Location TBA - Keith Weissman, Weissman Finance Training Institute and Hedge Fund Director of Research

    March 7, 6:30 p.m., Location TBA - Career Services Resume Workshop

    March 9, 3:15 p.m., Bey Hall 101 - William Manley, NASDAQ Global Human Resources

    March 30 - April 1: G.A.M.E. Forum Conference - Six (6) students will be attending; e-mail Jenna Hersh at to apply.

    April 6, 6:30 p.m., SC202A - Alex Hartelust - JP Morgan Corporate and Investment Banking Analyst

    April 7, 6 - 8:15 p.m., Anacon Hall - Speed Interview Event - to register, e-mail Jenna Hersh at

    April 20, 3:15 p.m., Bey Hall 101 - End of Semester Meeting - Announcing New Executive Board

  • NY Stock Exchange Trip 2015NY Stock Exchange TripGeneral Club Meeting with Advisor Robert ScottNY Stock Exchange Visit 2015Economics and Finance Club Trip to New York Stock Exchange: October 28, 2015NYSE Trip: Executive Board and Advisor (VP not pictured)NYSE Trip: On Wall StreetNYSE Trip: Lunch at Bobby Flay's in JP Morgan Old Bank VaultNew York Stock Exchange TripNYSE Trip: At the Closing Bell