Friday, August 28, 2020

Marquette is offering: Careers in Finance – Recruiting & Networking for Corporate Finance, Investments, Real Estate & Commercial Banking

Connect with employers hiring in finance, real estate investments and commercial banking to learn about companies, jobs and internships. 

The Careers in Finance virtual recruiting event will offer information sessions on Sept. 9 and networking on Sept. 10. 

Freshman through Seniors as well as graduate students are encouraged to attend.  

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 5:00-8:00pm: Attend 20-minute information sessions with multiple employers. 

Check out the information session schedule in the Handshake Careers in Finance event. Unique links will be available for each employer’s session. Attend as many as you choose! 

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 5:30-7:30pm: Connect with employers through 1:1 video networking using the new Handshake virtual fair technology. Students may register for 1:1 sessions in advance: sign-up for your networking opportunities today!


Step 1: Register to attend in Handshake: Search “events” for Careers in Finance. Register in Handshake by Sept. 7 to have your resume included in a resume book shared with employers! 

Step 2: Make sure your Handshake privacy settings are set-up for virtual fair success – your resume should be visible and your profile needs to be available to employers

Step 3: Prepare - check out the Handshake Guide to Virtual Fairs and contact the Business Career Center ( with any questions. 

 Check out the Business Career Center chat feature from noon-3pm Mondays-Thursdays.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI) by Andrew Hoy

Builders FirstSource Presentation by Sol Dworsky

AIM Presentation of frontdoor, Inc (FTDR) by Adán Jiménez

AIM Equity Presentation: GrowGeneration (GRWG) by Luca Cardamone

The First Set of Fall 2020 Marquette AIM Program Student Equity Pitches/Q&A will be on Friday, August 28th

 AIM Class of 2021 Student Equity Presentations on Friday, August 28th

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are not pitching live in the AIM Room on Friday afternoons during the fall 2020 semester; however, you can still participate.  

 The first set of fall AIM equity presentations for the Class of 2021 will be on Friday, August 28th, 2020

Student Company Ticker Fund/Sector
Luca Cardamone GrowGeneration Corp. GRWG Consumer Discretionary
Adan Jimenez frontdoor, inc.  FTDR Industrials
Andrew Hoy Sinclair Broadcast Group SBGI Communications
Solomon Dworsky Builders FirstSource BLDR Industrials

This is the link for the AIM equity write-ups (each week’s write-ups will be available on Thursday mornings):  AIM write-ups for 8_28_20

This is the link for the YouTube videos of the 8-minute student presentations (each week these will be posted on Thursday afternoons): AIM Video Presentations.

If you would like to participate in the live Q&A session with the student presenters at 11:00 am CST on Teams, please email Jessica Hoerres at:



Please feel free to submit questions to be asked of the students by emailing them to

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Updated Returns for the Marquette Student-Managed AIM Equity Funds

 The Applied Investment Management (AIM) Funds Continue Strong Performance

The recent Managerial Finance article about the AIM program reported the strong returns of the student-managed funds. Here is an update to the performance of the student-managed funds over the applicable time periods (ending August 7, 2020).

This performance has been achieved with the AIM student managers who have maintained well-diversified, sector-neutral portfolios. All of the excess return that has been generated has been the result of fundamental stock selection as the students seek to avoid making market or sector calls. The hallmark of the program is to develop students fundamental investment research skills - and these returns support the success of the program in generating proficient and ethical financial analysts.

Friday, August 7, 2020

The current issue of Managerial Finance features Marquette's Applied Investment Management (AIM) program


The AIM Program Continues to Develop Proficient and Ethical Investment Analysts

The current issue of Managerial Finance featured an article by David Krause and Matteo Arena of Marquette University, “How to develop successful and ethical investment analysts: Marquette University’s Applied Investment Management program”

For a pdf of the article, click here:

Monday, August 3, 2020

In Memory of Erik Olson

August 1, 2020

Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Erik Olson. We want everyone to know that Erik was a wonderful student who fit in well with his peers at Marquette University. He was highly regarded, so the news this past week was a shock to everyone. Erik truly will be missed by all of us at Marquette.

He was in many respects the typical Marquette Applied Investment Management (AIM) student. He was a gifted scholar who majored in Finance and Economics – and Erik was passionate about working in the financial industry. 

On campus, he was the co-president and portfolio manager of the Investment Club, team captain of the Federal Reserve Challenge Team, vice president of the Marquette Economic Association, president of Delta Sigma Pi, and a student analyst within the AIM program. 

He also was active as a volunteer for StreetLife Communities in Milwaukee, as well as belonging to various social organizations. He was a hard worker and a respected colleague with an affable personality.

Coming to Marquette from Aurora, Illinois, Erik adapted to campus life and maintained an excellent GPA. He was on the Dean’s List all four years despite his busy academic and work schedule. Erik was an Eagle Scout who enjoyed traveling and spending time in the outdoors. 

During the summer of 2019, he interned at RBC Capital Markets in New York City as a Corporate Banking Analyst. This past spring Erik was accepted into an analyst program with a New York investment bank; however, Covid-19 resulted in the suspension of the program. Recently, Erik had expressed an interest in entering the Army’s Officer Candidate School and was excited about potentially starting a career in the military.

I remember having many conversations with Erik before our classes about the economy and financial markets. He was always well prepared and was a dedicated student with a strong work ethic. Erik had a kind demeanor and a pleasant smile – in short, he was an ideal student with a bright future and I will miss him.

Erik was a special person. I came to know him well and admired his honesty and wit; he was a joy to be around. I know everyone who spent time with Erik is deeply saddened by the news. He will be deeply missed by all of us in the AIM program, the College of Business, and Marquette University. He was respected by the faculty and well-liked by his fellow students and co-workers. 

In the AIM program, we will dedicate ourselves this upcoming school year to support each other and to remember Erik and his family. Our true heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends.




 Dr. David Krause

Director, Applied Investment Management program

Marquette University