The School of Business prides itself on the experiential learning opportunities that we provide to our students that ensure career readiness after — and even before! — graduation.
Having spent time in both the School of Business and the Honors College, alumna Ariel Benton ‘18 (Finance) has successfully made the transition from one of our ready-to-work students into an accomplished young professional.
The Honors College recently sat down with the newly minted graduate to discuss her journey to the College, her time in the School of Business Investment Program and how it led her to her current role as an analyst at Raymond James in their Accelerated Development Program.
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The School of Business Investment Program was featured in The Princeton Review’s new book, Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers By Going Beyond the Classroom. The book celebrates schools that “help students get out of their dream colleges and into their dream careers.”
2015-2016 Investment Society: A group of young professionals in the making.
The College of Charleston made the list thanks to its faculty, experiential learning experiences, and programs – one of which cited is the School of Business Investment Program.
The Program, which is structured like an investment firm, allows students to invest real money both publicly and privately while building relationships with local, regional, and national investment communities.
This hands-on experience not only teaches students the fundamental principles of investing, it poises them to excel in the competitive job market upon graduation. This is what the School of Business’ theme “ready to work” is all about.
According to The Princeton Review’s book, “These motivated students also have leveraged their experience with the Investment Program to intern as junior analysts at major firms analyzing global equity markets, study in language immersion programs, and secure internships at corporate law firms. When they graduate, these students will not only have a host of soft and hard skills for a competitive resume, but they will also be able to list details about the portfolios they have been managing as an undergraduate.”
To learn more about the School of Business’ Investment Program, visit http://go.cofc.edu/investment.