Tuesday, November 15, 2016

AIM students will have the opportunity to meet the 'Oracle of Omaha' - Warren Buffett - on Friday, November 18, 2016

Marquette Students Will Visit Warren Buffett in Omaha This Week

On Friday, November 18th, twenty students from Marquette University’s Applied Investment Management (AIM) program will have the opportunity to spend the day with legendary investor and business magnate, Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.

David Martin and Dr. Krause in Omaha
prior to meeting Warren Buffett in 2016
AIM Director, Dr. David Krause, and 2009 AIM alumnus, David Martin, will escort 20 undergraduate students to Omaha, Nebraska, to tour two Omaha-based Berkshire Hathaway companies—Borsheims and the Nebraska Furniture Mart. They will also have lunch with Buffett at one of his favorite local eateries, Anthony’s Steak House. The Marquette students will be joined by students from other schools (Columbia, Yale, Grinnell, Boston University, Concordia and Maryland). A two hour question-and-answer session with Mr. Buffett will be held prior to the lunch.

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The 'Oracle of Omaha'
Dr. Krause commented, “This will be our second opportunity to visit Mr. Buffett. I know that the group of students two years ago found the visit to be an experience that will have a lasting impact.  Mr. Buffett not only talked on a variety of finance topics, but he also discussed the importance of developing good habits early in one’s professional career. He offered valuable life lessons and emphasized the importance of being a lifelong learner. I am confident we will again find the visit to be among the highlights of the students’ college experiences.”  
AIM students with Mr. Buffett in 2014

Dr. Krause said, “Our special thanks go to David Martin, who was gain responsible for arranging this opportunity. We are thankful for his continued involvement with the AIM program at Marquette. He and Warren Buffett have developed a true friendship over the past several years and it was great to hear David and Marquette receive a special shout out from Mr. Buffett the last time we visited.”