Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The AIM program will participate in the annual Marquette O-Fest on Wednesday, August 31st

Marquette University AIM Program
Affiliated Finance Student Organizations

The AIM program supports the University’s mission in the search for truth, the discovery and sharing of knowledge, the fostering of personal and professional excellence, the promotion of a life of faith, and the development of leadership expressed in service to others. Belonging to organizations allows our students to go beyond the classroom and to better understand how their lives might be impacted by society trends, economics, and global issues. It’s called networking.
An important way for Marquette finance students to gain networking experience is to be a member of a student organization. The following organizations promote professional, career and social interests for students pursuing a finance major. We encourage our students to belong to a variety of groups which could include one or more of the following finance student organizations:

Financial Management Association (FMA)

Contact: Martha Wong (martha.wong@marquette.edu)

The Financial Management Association (FMA) is a global leader in developing and disseminating knowledge about the finance industry. Their mission is to broaden the common interests between academicians and practitioners and to provide opportunities for networking interactions between financial professionals and students.  Marquette’s FMA club regularly hosts speakers who discuss the topics of the day and showcase ethically oriented decision-makers in the finance industry. The group also organizes annual field trips to New York and Chicago, as well as arranging visits to local finance firms. A student membership in the FMA can be both professionally meaningful and a socially rewarding experiences for their members, chapter officers, and faculty advisors. The FMA Club is an ideal place to meet others who share the same interests and passions that you may not otherwise meet on campus.  By participating in the Marquette FMA Club, you gain the opportunity to:

  • Broaden your knowledge in finance and other areas
  • Sharpen your professional skills
  • Gain recognition for outstanding achievements
  • Meet new people and make new contacts and friends
  • Gain leadership experience you can list on your resume
  • Prepare yourself for the job world
  • Be aware of other ideas and career opportunities
  • Learn how to pursue your career path

Marquette Investment Club

Contact: Akash Vipani (akash.vipani@marquette.edu)

The student-run Investment Club seeks to further its members' knowledge of investment methods and strategies. The board and student members engage in intellectual discussions, make investment presentations, host guest speakers, and manage a real portfolio. Starting with seed capital of $25,000, the student-managed fund has grown over the years. The portfolio utilizes low-cost exchange traded funds (ETFs) enabling the students to gain experience investing in a wide variety of global financial instruments.  Members are also given the opportunity to complete bi-annually in an ETF national team competition.

Investment Banking / Private Equity (IB/PE) Club

Contact: Jeff Germanotta (jeffrey.germanotta@marquette.edu)

Marquette has recently created an Investment Banking / Private Equity Club. This group seeks to enrich the undergraduate experience by providing students with practical information, insights and resources to better manage their program of study. Professionals from the banking and private equity sector will help coach students on the process of obtain an internship and entry level positions – and offer long-term career advising.  Marquette students and alumni will manage the IB/PE Club holding topical seminars monthly during the school year.  Sample seminar topics include:

  • Resume writing and interview preparation
  • Identifying internship and job opportunities
  • Maximizing internships
  • Dressing for success
  • Social and organizational skills
  • Effective networking
  • Effective business leadership and meeting skills

Real Estate Club of Marquette

The Real Estate Club of Marquette (RECM) is an active student group that brings in external speakers on a nearly weekly basis throughout the academic year to allow members and others hear about current trends in commercial real estate and network with industry professionals. In addition, the club organizes site visits to various regional properties and locations and sets up shadowing programs with professionals in the commercial real estate industry in the area.