Accounting, BBA, BS
What did you like best about your time in Bulldog Investment Company?
I was always up-to-date on current events, and events with major companies and political movements.
We made a lot of connections with professional people (CEO’s, CFO’s, money managers) that most students would not normally have the chance to meet. We spent a lot of time discussing the differences between the "academic world" and the "real world" which prepared us for what to expect after graduation. We also learned how to work smarter instead of harder and use our resources to help budget time.
What did you like least about your time in Bulldog Investment Company?
The only frustrating thing was if a team decided to present a company to invest in a second or third time and we reviewed the same information again as if we hadn't already established that they are a good investment. I'm not sure how that would be avoided as it would encourage students to pick companies that are already in the portfolio if they didn't have to go through that part of the research.
Why should current students participate in Bulldog Investment Company?
It's a great way to see how money is managed in the real world instead of in an academic environment while making connections with business leaders. It’s a great way to increase presentation and research skills and beef up a resume.
What aspects of Bulldog Investment Company prepared you for the “real world?”
It helped with interviewing as well as meeting and talking with business leaders in presentations throughout the program.
How did Bulldog Investment Company help you obtain a job?
If you had all the power in the world to change anything about Bulldog Investment Company—what would it be?
I think that the teams should be smaller (four members) and the presentations should be shorter. Maybe make the most senior member become a Vice President of the company and have a board made up of lower classmen that were not picked for a team. Also I think it would be good if once a year everyone took a road trip up to the Sather Financial Group office in Victoria and did a presentation to the staff on the best company pick of the semester. Something like that would add to the real world aspect.