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: Alyssa McGivney
Vice President: Frank Braun
Treasurer: Brandon Neyhart
Social Media/Marketing: Kleber Palacios
Economics - Dr. Robert Scott, Bey Hall 235
Finance - Specialist Professor John Burke, Bey Hall 104
February 8 - Alex Hartelust, Corporate Investment Bank Analyst - J.P. Morgan & Chase - Monmouth University alumnus
February 22 - Richard Gumina, Financial Advisor, Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist and Portfolio Manager - Morgan Stanley - Monmouth University alumnus
March 8 - Jim McHugh, Managing Director of IG Credit - Cantor Fitzgerald
March 22 - Jillian Doyle, Executive Vice President Head of Business Development - Hudson Point Capital
April 5 - Jenna Hersh, Fixed Income Analyst - Bloomberg - Monmouth University alumnae and past president of Economics and Finance Club
April 19 - Final meeting/pizza party - Beau Howard, Financial Investigator - Labaton Sucharow LLP - Monmouth University Adjunct Professor/alumnus