The bell rings and the floor erupts in a frenzy. This is the view of the New York Stock Exchange. And you can witness this spectacle!
The Economics and Finance Club is a student-run organization focusing on educating students about everything finance! All majors can join, and there is no cost to participate.
The club meets at least twice 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 more.
The club also has an annual fall trip. In the past, the Economics and Finance Club has toured the New York Stock Exchange, New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), Federal Reserve Bank (including the gold vault), Museum of American Finance, and more.
This year’s fall trip will be on Nov. 2 to the Federal Reserve and the New York Stock Exchange. Students will be bussed to New York City and enjoy a day of trading, and might even catch the opening or closing bell. It is free of charge, however, space is limited. To reserve a spot, contact one of the executive board members or Robert Scott, Ph.D.
Besides its academic and social aspects, the club’s officers offer free tutoring to any student in economics and finance classes.
Kemal Kansu, our social media director, had has a great time involved with the Economics and Finance Club. “I joined because I wanted to learn more about different career paths people have gone through in the financial world,” he said. “Going to the Stock Exchange and the Federal Reserve last year was an amazing experience. The advice speakers gave about jobs were always worth jotting down. I have no regrets from joining this club.”
The Economics and Finance Club is a great way to network and see what opportunities wait for you in the financial world. By coming to these meetings, students can receive first-hand knowledge and advice from finance professionals who currently hold powerful positions, or who recently have held position but remain active in the financial world.
Meetings are typically twice a month, but can vary. The location for these meetings is either in Bey Hall or Poyzcki Hall Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m. Pizza and refreshments are always served!
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to any of the E-Board members: Zach Johnson, Mike Venezia, Kyle Kilgallen, Soso Chakiashvili, and Kemal Kansu for more information.
Be sure to follow the Economics and Finance Club on Facebook and on Instagram @mu_econ_finance to catch the latest news.
PHOTO TAKEN by Ray Romanski