Visit to Ramapo College's Financial Markets Trading Lab
Students get hands-on investing experience at Ramapo College's Financial Markets Trading Lab
On Thursday, February 6th, a group of Business Pathway students spent the day at Ramapo College of New Jersey. We were invited to visit the Global Financial Markets Trading Lab in the Anisfield School of Business. Professor Brian Goldberg, Trading Lab Coordinator, presented to our students about the financial market and investing. Using Bloomberg and Factset software in the Trading Lab, our students were able to access and analyze real-time financial data! Justin, a sophomore accounting major, and Julien, a sophomore finance major, joined Professor Goldberg and spoke to our students about business school, college life, and the importance of getting involved in clubs and activities. Justin and Julien are both involved in the "Roadrunner Financial Group" at Ramapo which is a club that allows students to develop financial literacy and market knowledge. They actually operate a Student-Managed Investment Fund, actively managing a $50,000 stock portfolio on behalf of the Ainsfield School of Business! We learned all about their current stock holdings and the club's decision making process. During the presentation, our students actually got to create their own $100,000 simulated trading account, receiving lots of helpful tips and tricks from Professor Goldberg, Justin, and Julien. Let's see how well they do now that they can apply all of their new finance knowledge to their own portfolio!
In addition to learning about finance, our students got to experience college life at Ramapo College. We had a presentation from Mr. Joe Niclas, Senior Admissions Counselor, to learn more about what the school offers. We went on a campus tour with Marissa, a current student at Ramapo, and got to see classrooms and a residence hall. We ended our day with lunch in the dining hall (because what college visit is complete without trying out their food?!). Overall, our students learned a lot and had a great day!
Thank you for hosting our group of Business Pathway students, Ramapo College! We hope to visit campus and the Trading Lab again soon.