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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

    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.

    Executive Board:

    President: Jenna Hersh

    Vice President: Alyssa McGivney

    Treasurer: Jasmine Walker

    Secretary: Ramon Ferrer

    Social Media/Marketing: James Ruffino

    Faculty Advisors:

    Economics - Dr. Robert Scott, Bey Hall 235

    Finance - Specialist Professor John Burke, Bey Hall 214

    Meeting Dates for Fall 2015, Bey Hall 101:

    September 16 - First Meeting

    September 30

    October 14

    October 28 - New York Stock Exchange Trip

    November 11

    December 2

    December 9 - Last Meeting


    Look for our table at the "Involvement Fair" on September 11 - 3:30-5:30 p.m., Library Lawn

  • Economics and Finance Club Trip to New York Stock Exchange on October 28, 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