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Finance Club

April 2017

  • The Finance Club visited the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) earlier this month. Fourteen students took a tour of two trade floors and learned about many types of trading markets.

    "It's a great experience for them to learn about these trading markets in the classroom and then go see them in action on the floor," said Imtiaz Mazumder, PhD, Associate Professor of Finance.

    Finance Club President Joe Marconi said the trip was a really eye-opening experience. "The biggest lesson I learned was that not everything is set in stone," Marconi said. "The world of business changes a lot, so people in this world need to be prepared to adapt."

    Marconi said that the trading pits used to have more than 4,000 people working on the floor every day, but today that number is close to 400.

    Finance Club Secretary Zachery Cinotto said it was interesting to see the trading pits in person. "I have seen all the chaos and yelling in the movies, but it was very intriguing to witness it first-hand."

    Overall, everyone really enjoyed the trip and learned a lot. "The Chicago Board Options Exchange gave us a fabulous tour and provided a lot of useful information," Cinotto said.

  • marketing clubOn Nov. 17-18, 2016, 15 students from the St. Ambrose University Marketing Club visited five Chicago-area businesses including the Pepper Group, the Cavalry Group, UpShot, Leo Burnett, and Razorfish to discuss trends in marketing and advertising. In addition to networking and exploring internship and full-time employment opportunities, the group had time to enjoy some of Chicago's popular restaurants (Portillo's, Harry Caray's) and nightlife. This is the Marketing Club's sixth trip to major U.S. cities since it was established in 2012. 

  • accounting tripRebekah Heath, PhD, Accounting professor, took four students to Detroit Nov. 10-12 for the Institute of Management Accountants Student Leadership Conference. The students were accounting majors Liz Heidenrich, Mitch Green, Trevor Green, and Michael Ritthaler. They had an opportunity to learn about the CMA (Certified Management Accountant) certification and the advantages of a career in management accounting. The students had a great time and enjoyed networking with other students from across the country. 

"Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth."
- Peter Drucker, from his 1993 book "Innovation and Entrepreneurship"

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