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        Student investment fund to create new career possibilities

        August 2, 2016 By Troy Johnson

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        What began as an informal club focused on managing “virtual” investments will soon become something far more meaningful to Auburn University students interested in finance and asset management.

        The Raymond J. Harbert College of Business has launched a campaign — #StockUpWithHCOB — aimed at building the Auburn Student Investment Fund into a professional development opportunity for students of all majors. Less than five percent of business schools worldwide enable students to gain hands-on money management experience that mirrors the professional realm.

         “This is the perfect example of experiential learning,” Harbert College Dean and Wells Fargo Professor Bill Hardgrave said.

        Visit to support the Auburn Student Investment Fund.

        Advised by auburn faculty and alumni, students will explore investment opportunities in such areas as energy, technology and healthcare. All profits from investments will be returned to the Harbert College of Business and used to fulfill needs identified by students and college leaders.

        “Having an actual fund to invest would really set our program apart from many other programs,” said associate professor of finance Keven Yost.

        Follow the college on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates on the campaign.