On Saturday (February 6, 2016) Krause Introduced Incoming High School Students and Parents to the AIM Program
On Saturday, Dr. David Krause, AIM program director, presented to a group of high school students and their parents at Marquette’s annual Scholarship Competition and Open House in the College of Business.
Krause told the students and parents about Marquette’s finance major. He provided material about the upcoming commercial banking program – as well as discussing the existing Real Estate and Applied Investment Management (AIM) programs. He answered questions from the group of more than 250 attendees.
Students and parents were able to visit the AIM Room and many had an opportunity to talk with students currently in the AIM program. Students in the Classes of 2016 and 2017 talked about pitching stocks and what it was like to manage portfolios of common equity and bonds.
|Dr. Krause, AIM program director|
The interested students were encouraged to follow the AIM blog site to learn more about the regular events and activities taking place within the program. The AIM students also talk about how the program was beginning to incorporate real-time micro-blogging (via Twitter) during the presentations.
During the AIM student equity pitches held on Friday afternoons at 3:00 CST it is possible for anyone with an internet connection to view the student presentations via webcast - and to post questions and comments at #AIMpitch on the @MarquetteAIM Twitter site. The presenting students have the opportunity to respond to the questions over the weekend before the students vote on whether or not to add the stocks they pitched.
The AIM student equity write-ups can be accessed at the AIM web site. Dr. Krause encouraged interested high school students who wish to become members of the AIM program in the future to begin following the financial markets. He indicated that AIM students were happy to connect with high school students who sought additional information about Marquette, the College of Business, and the finance major. By emailing AIM@marquett.edu we will be able to link interested students with current AIM students.