Here at Smith, classmates are as valuable of a resource for learning as any of the classes or professors. Often informal discussions, that occur before or after class or at group meetings, can bring you to new opinions or different viewpoints on the current issues of the business world. With all of the diversity we have, the perspectives of your peers really give you a good world view. We have some more structured forums, such as a weekly Wall Street Round-Table for finance issues or a cases discussion sponsored by our Net Impact club, but just day to day interactions can lead you down the path of tackling a pressing world issue in debate.
Archive for April, 2008
Here at Smith experiential learning in a part of every class we take. But, there are a few classes devoted solely to that purpose. The Mayer Fund and the New Markets Growth Fund are two of the most prominent experiential learning classes that the Smith School offers. The Mayer Fund is a student run equity investment fund. It functions as a class, but it is really a live fund. The fund has a team of student research analysts and two portfolio managers. Its as close to real life as you can get. The New Markets Growth Fund also functions as a class. Its focus is on venture capital and business incubation. Its target is student with an entrepreneurial focus who are interested in developing the companies that the fund invests in. Both are great experiences and two very strong parts of the Smith School experience.