Student Investment Fund Donates Record $25,000 to Mihaylo Tutoring Center

The Titan Capital Management lab takes the student investment experience to the next level with computerized terminals providing a professional environment for managing the fund and conducting research.

The Titan Capital Management lab takes the student investment experience to the next level with computerized terminals providing a professional environment for managing the fund and conducting research.

For the fourth consecutive year, Mihaylo’s Applied Security Analysis Program (ASAP), a student-managed investment fund, has donated to the Mihaylo Tutoring Center to help undergraduates stay on track with their academic plans and get the most out of their courses. This year’s contribution of $25,000 is more than three times last year’s previous record total of $7,500.

This has been a banner year for Mihaylo’s ASAP program. The new Titan Capital Management trading lab provides a venue for finance students to get hands-on experience in the world of investments by managing an actual securities fund, while a new donation doubled the assets the students work with, giving the fund record returns.

In keeping with ASAP’s commitment to creating a win-win outcome for the college, the program will present the Mihaylo Tutoring Center with its fourth annual donation, a $25,000 check.

“The funds will be used to pay tutors’ salaries, which are the bulk of our expenses,” says Emeline Yong, the assistant dean for student affairs who oversees the tutoring center. Continue reading

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Nick Arciniaga ’07: Mihaylo Accounting Grad Discusses His Professional Athletic Career

“Many of my business classes helped me to think outside the box and have prepared me for various ways to market myself in the running industry,” says professional marathon runner Nick Arciniaga ’07.

“Many of my business classes helped me to think outside the box and have prepared me for various ways to market myself in the running industry,” says professional marathon runner Nick Arciniaga ’07.

How does a degree in business help you succeed as an athlete? Mihaylo accounting alumnus Nick Arciniaga ’07 reflects on his marathon running career and entrepreneurial activities, and shares advice for Titans considering athletic careers.

It’s been said that your career isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon. For Mihaylo accounting alumnus Nick Arciniaga ’07, this has been literally true. Since 2005, he has competed at major events including the Boston Marathon and New York Marathon.

Today, he lives in Flagstaff, Arizona, where he is a professional marathoner for Under Armour and operates Arciniaga Training Plans, his online coaching platform. We recently talked with him about his experience, current activities and plans for the future.

What are some of the recent events you have participated in over the past few years?

In 2016, I finished 10th at the U.S. Olympic marathon trials, second at the Xterra World Trail Half Marathon Championships, sixth at the Grandma’s Marathon, seventh at the Honolulu Marathon, and first at both the Disneyland Star Wars and Avengers half marathons. So far in 2017, I won my debut trail marathon on Catalina Island. Continue reading

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CenterFest Showcases How Mihaylo Centers Benefit You (Pizza and Music Included)

Students can enjoy the opportunity for free food, music and networking at CenterFest on April 11.

Students can enjoy the opportunity for free food, music and networking at CenterFest on April 11.

The second annual CenterFest, featuring Mihaylo’s Centers of Excellence, will be held on Tuesday, April 11, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event seeks to connect the Cal State Fullerton student body with the opportunities for jobs, internships, networking and career development offered by the college’s innovative centers and programs.

This year’s CenterFest will be held on Tuesday, April 11, in the Mihaylo Courtyard. The event will feature representatives of 13 of the college’s Centers of Excellence and programs.

The free event introduces students to the opportunities offered by the centers, including business startup advice, career opportunities through the college’s vast business network, career workshops, meet and greet events, and speakers from a diverse set of industries. Live music and pizza will be provided in a scaled-down version of a spring music festival.

Students who visit the tables of at least three centers at the event and retain their proof of visitation will be eligible to participate in a drawing for prizes, including four tickets to the June 15 Angels vs. Royals baseball game and a $100 gift certificate at Claim Jumper Restaurants. Continue reading

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10 Things You Should Know About CSUF Summer Courses

Students taking summer courses can enjoy a quieter campus and plenty of parking while they work toward their degree or general education.

Students taking summer courses can enjoy a quieter campus and plenty of parking while they work toward their degree or general education.

The weather is warming up and thoughts are turning toward the summer. Students have the opportunity to register for summer courses next week, with individual dates and times posted on Titan Online. Here are 10 things you should know about taking summer courses.

Hundreds of general education and major-specific courses are open to Cal State Fullerton undergraduate and graduate students during the summer session, which runs from May 30 to Aug. 4.

As a CSUF student, your registration date has now been assigned and is accessible on Titan Online, with priority given to those completing their degrees in August.

Think a summer course might be for you? Here are some things to keep in mind. Continue reading

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In-N-Out President Headlines Family Business Hall of Fame Induction

In-N-Out President Lynsi Snyder (left) is presented with a $5,000 check for her Slave 2 Nothing nonprofit from the Center for Family Business and City National Bank. Director Hart is holding the check, while Dean Morteza Rahmatian is to his right.

In-N-Out President Lynsi Snyder (left) is presented with a $5,000 check for her Slave 2 Nothing nonprofit from the Center for Family Business and City National Bank. Director Hart is holding the check, while Dean Morteza Rahmatian is to his right.

Mihaylo’s Center for Family Business held its third-annual induction ceremony on March 21, honoring local family-owned establishments with awards based on their commitment to improving their communities and staying true to their founder’s mission over the generations.

Mihaylo College’s third annual celebration of Southern California family businesses was held at the Richard Nixon Library on March 21. Sponsored by the Center for Family Business and City National Bank, the event featured speaker Lynsi Snyder, president of In-N-Out Burger, who was interviewed by Mark Steines, co-host of “Home & Family” on the Hallmark Channel, on her experience as the third generation leading one of the Southland’s iconic food brands.

The center and City National Bank presented a $5,000 check to Snyder’s Foundation, Slave 2 Nothing, which seeks to end human trafficking.

“We are excited that we were able to sell out the event,” said Ed Hart, director of the Center for Family Business. “We have grown from 225 attendees for the first year to 245 last year to 340 this time around.  It is humbling to see the experience and passion for family business in the room at these events.  Our inductees are some of the most successful companies in their industries. We also were honored to hear from Lynsi Snyder. She is such an authentic, humble and extremely likeable person and leader, and it is easy to see how the In-N-Out values have been maintained for 60 years.” Continue reading

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