AIM program director, Dr. David Krause, said, "We are pleased to announce that we will again be visiting Mason Street Advisors this semester. Our April 1st field trip will provide our students in the AIM program an opportunity to meet Mason Street Advisor’s equity and fixed income professionals in the workplace."
"This will be the first trip off campus for the students in the AIM Class of 2012. It is our intent to get out to as many investment companies in the community as possible," Dr. Krause stated. "These trips help our students put the AIM curriculum into context. They are great learning experiences."
"The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the unemployment rate and other jobs-related data on the first Friday of the month - and that's when we will be visiting Mason Street's trading desk," Krause added. "The U.S. jobs report is one of the most watched set of economic data that investment professionals monitor. I know that our students will enjoy watching the reaction of the analysts at Mason Street when the data is released. The job information released each month provides a strong indication of the direction of the U.S. economy."
|Mason Street's Jeff DeAngelis|
Following the morning meeting the students will have an opportunity to hear from the various functional investment managers about career paths. During these breakout sessions the students will have a chance to meet with Mason Street employees and ask questions about different investment-related topics.
"We would like to thank Christi Kubiak and her colleagues at Mason Street Advisors for making this visit possible. The students greatly appreciate the opportunity to visit investment firms and observe what investment analysts do in the real world," Dr. Krause added. "We have had numerous AIM students intern and eventually work for Mason Street and we'd like to keep the trend going. They are excellent hosts."