Schmidt, Emily (Toensing)


La Grange, TX
Employer: Texas Legislative Budget Board
Title: Budget Analyst II
Major, Degree:
Finance, BBA
May 2013


What did you like best about your time in Bulldog Investment Company?

I liked how much confidence I gained in knowing what I was talking about regarding financial ratios/analysis and in presenting to a board of directors. I really felt much more informed and empowered after about a month of being in Bulldog Investment Co.

What did you like least about your time in Bulldog Investment Company?

I was always nervous about presentations. Thats what I liked least. But that is what gave me the most knowledge. Also Friday afternoons we not my favorite--but it is totally worth being there every single meeting. I miss it already. 

Why should current students participate in Bulldog Investment Company? 

Current students should participate because you will learn much more here than in any one class. It is real money gained, and real money lost, and there is no better motivation. Not only does it look good on a resume, it gives you a leg up over your competition when looking for a job.

What aspects of Bulldog Investment Company prepared you for the “real world?”

I no longer fear interviews or presentations. I am confident in what I am talking about, and am able to back the research I did. I like entering conversations about the business world because I can relate and know what I'm talking about.

How did Bulldog Investment Company help you obtain a job?

Bulldog has helped me find a job in the financial world because I have experience in analysis and presentation. Not everyone has that.

If you had all the power in the world to change anything about Bulldog Investment Company—what would it be?

If there was anything I could change about Bulldog Investment Co, it would be to go to other places and show off what we are made of, because we truly can run stride for stride with the big name schools.

I have really enjoyed being a part of this company more than any other organization I have been a part of.