Finance Students Donate Investment Earnings to the Tutoring Center

In a two semester program, fourteen students of Mihaylo Business College have been managing an investment portfolio to gain real world knowledge on applied analysis.

Real investments need real money and that’s where Jeff Van Harte ’80 (B.A. business administration-finance), chief investment officer with Delaware Investments, and other donors stepped in.

Donations added up to $200,000 for the business students to manage.

“When the academic world can provide experiential learning,” Van Harte explained, “it is highly valuable. As a result of this program, students are competing more effectively for job opportunities in the finance and investment industries.”

The program director of the Applied Securities Analysis Program (ASAP), Michael Milligan, assigned two groups of seven to analyze businesses and manage the stocks within their assigned portfolios. Their dedication paid off, earning the program $5,000.

“”My students take this responsibility very seriously,” said Milligan. “They are proud that they can give back to the university.”

And give back they did. ASAP students Wayne Shumaker and Taek Lim donated their earnings to Mihaylo College’s Tutoring Center.

“This is an outstanding example of our alumnus and business leader being a catalyst for an innovative program and also providing the support to make it a truly distinctive offering of the Mihaylo College,” said Anil Puri, dean of the college.

For the full article, visit CSUF NEWS.

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