Dr. David Krause, AIM program director said, "The last final exam was administered yesterday and we are all looking forward to several weeks of winter break. It was a good semester, but I'm looking forward to working with the incoming AIM juniors in January. Many of them have already started interviewing for their summer internships. And I know that there are going to be some AIM students in the Class of 2012 visiting firms in Chicago and Milwaukee during the winter break."
"In November we introduced the new AIM class. We were again very impressed with the quality of students who applied to the AIM program. Their experiences and the average GPA of the applying students continue to rise each year," Dr. Krause said. "Unlike other offerings in the College of Business Administration, the AIM selection process is highly competitive, due to the limited capacity of the program. Applicants were required to submit a formal application packet to the Director of the AIM program. Applicants were evaluated by the AIM Admissions Committee, which is comprised of the AIM Director, investment company representatives, AIM alumni, and members of the finance faculty."
The selection of students for the AIM program is based upon the following:
- overall academic performance
- performance in courses relevant to investment management (e.g. finance, accounting, economics, and statistics);
- an application essay that articulates why the student wants to be in the AIM program and how it fits into their plans; and
- experiences and career objectives as demonstrated in the student’s resume, letters of recommendation, and interviews.
“AIM continues to meet the goals we established when the program was developed in 2004,” reflects Dr. Krause. “The Class of 2012 is a group of very bright and motivated students who have accomplished much thus far in their academic careers. I am privileged to be able to work with them for the next 18 months.”
Krause continued, "As we near the end of another year, we are already planning for our 4th annual "Ins and Outs of Wall Street Forum". In 2010, we had great participation with more than 130 students in attendance and 16 alumni presenters. This Forum has helped our students immensely and I encourage all prospective AIM undergraduates to plan on attending. This has become an important event in preparing our students for careers in the finance industry. The tentative date is Saturday April 9, 2011. So I encourage all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to save the date."