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.