Every fall, teams of first year Boothies interested in pursing careers in investment management represent Booth in various MBA stock pitch competitions across the country. These events are a great way for students to hone their investing and stock pitching skills ahead of internship recruiting season, get valuable feedback from industry professionals who judge the competitions, and network with students from other MBA programs.
This year’s groups made Booth very proud and brought home some impressive top finishes! Booth teams finished first in the Ross MBA Stock Pitch Competition and the UNC Kenan-Flagler Alpha Challenge, and came in second at Columbia’s CSIMA Stock Pitch Challenge and the Cornell MBA Women in Investing Conference.
First-year students Ankush Sharda, Diego Gavito, and Lior Shachaf, who represented Booth at the Ross MBA Stock Pitch Competition, were interviewed by Forbes Magazine, where they discuss their winning pitch of Hawaiian Airlines Stock. Check it out!
Congrats to all the Boothies who competed this year!
One aspect of Booth that keeps surprising me day after day is the incredible access to speakers on campus. On any given day, it is not unusual to find multiple top executives, entrepreneurs, and investors from all corners of the business world on campus sharing their experience and advice with students.
Continue reading Ins-and-outs of Asset Management and Planning Booth’s Investment Management Conference
As a first year, you have the opportunity to lead or attend career treks around the country. With the help of second years, Career Services, and Booth alumni, you are able to visit multiple companies within a particular industry to explore your interests and network with Booth alumni and non-Booth employees. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about companies that don’t recruit on campus as well as experience firsthand the culture of companies that do recruit on campus. Here’s a quick recap of what some of the first year student leaders had to say about their treks:
Continue reading TBT: Throw Back Thursday to our Thrilling Booth Treks (Part 1)
Booth students have an incredible number of resources to prepare them for their professional goals. In addition to coursework and Career Services, there are also opportunities to obtain practical experience through student groups. This week, Elizabeth Bozek, a first-year student and member of the DSAC Communications team, describes her involvement with the Student Managed Investment Fund, which falls under the Investment Management Group umbrella.
Continue reading Student Managed Investment Fund
This week, we wanted to talk about how Booth’s flexible curriculum and world class professors prepare us to tackle the industry’s toughest situations and win over the harshest critic. Kelly Gushue, a classmate of mine, has offered to share her summer experience in investment management: Continue reading The Power of the Booth Curriculum