LAUNCH INTO LIFE: A GUIDEBOOK TO PERSONAL FINANCE
The Launch Into Life: A Guidebook to Personal Finance was developed as a class project for college seniors and new alumni.
Preparing for the future can be a daunting task, as we are faced with many important and often life-changing decisions. In order to make informed financial and life decisions, we need well-planned goals, relevant information, and the confidence to follow through on making those decisions.
With every decision there is risk, and information is the key to moderating that risk. The Launch Into Life: A Guidebook to Personal Finance was developed as a class project for college seniors and new alumni:
- to assist you in charting a path to achieve your financial goals
- to provide you with resourceful information so you can make informed financial decisions with confidence, persistence, and the hope of creating a better world than the one given to you
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LORAS COLLEGE FINANCE STUDENT EXPERIENCE
One of the most novel offerings for business related majors is the LIFE Portfolio Class where students actually manage part of the Loras College endowment in the stock market. The students have not only learned firsthand how to select and manage investments, they have in most periods garnered exceptional returns.
Loras’ Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) chapter provides opportunities for our students to learn more about finance and business careers as well as network with professionals in finance and the business field. The club also provides students the opportunity to compete at the state and national levels in finance-related events and a broad range of other business-related topics.
One of the most popular campus events sponsored by our finance students is the Stock Market Game competition. Those who participate compete against each other by simulated investing in the stock market to grow the largest portfolio. Those who are at the top at the end of the competition each semester win valuable prizes. It is not only a tremendous learning opportunity for those who participate, it is also a fun activity, pitting student against student and student against faculty. The number of participants each semester has grown to over 80.
There is strong support for internships part-time during the academic year or full-time during your senior spring semester or summer. Duhawk alumni are active in helping our finance students find great internships.