Four Florida State University students, including two from the College of Business, made a 3,000-mile trip two weeks ago to a competition in Tacoma, Washington. But this was no mere journey. This was an odyssey that featured a storybook ending.
Two College of Business students saw to it last week that business schools throughout the country would take stock of Florida State University. Sophomore Mason Pullum and junior Cole Clemons, both finance majors, tied for first place with a team from Virginia's Washington and Lee University in the 9th annual Student Managed Investment Fund Stock Pitch competition at the University of Georgia's Terry School of Business.
Cierra McKenzie aspires to become a lawyer who works at the forefront of innovation of business and technology. She honed that drive as a Seneff Scholar in the Florida State University College of Business, and she will begin to see it through this fall at Harvard Law School.
Behind a second-place finish from Dabney Dennis and additional strong performances from Peyton Davis and Anna Marie Parisi, the College of Business placed eighth out of 80 schools last month in the International Collegiate Sales Competition, the world’s largest event of its kind.
Hosted by the college’s FSU Sales Institute, the event measures a university sales program’s focus on overall business revenue-generating skills.
Luke Hopkins says he doesn't want Seneff Scholars to see the program as another graduation medallion or as another line item on a resume. "I would want them to say it was a valued experience," he says
The highly competitive James M. Seneff Honors Program recently welcomed a new cohort of 14 College of Business students. The program, which dovetails with the university’s Honors Program and Garnet and Gold Scholar Society, is available to a select number of motivated university honors students majoring in business.
For the first time in its 12-year history, the real-world investment fund managed by undergraduate and graduate finance students in the College of Business broke the $5 million mark. The Student Investment Fund (SIF) closed on Sept. 2 with a total value of $5,038,175. The fund had hit a low this year of $3,291,360 on March 23, which works out to a +53% return over the 163 days prior to the new record.
Florida State University College of Business senior Antoinette Thomas was thrilled to be accepted by e-commerce logistic firm Floship for a summer internship. Even better: She gained two months of experience in Hong Kong, one of the world’s busiest and most sophisticated financial centers.
A team of Master of Business Administration (MBA) students jumped at the opportunity to help FSU women’s basketball Head Coach Sue Semrau create a marketing strategy that highlights Semrau and her team’s success, expands their loyal fan base and promotes game night as a can’t miss event.
Olivia Larson caught the thrifting bug as a child when her mother brought her along on shopping trips to second-hand shops. Now a savvy thrifter herself, the College of Business junior has brought her passion to campus by starting the Thrift Club at FSU.