Experiential learning is what differentiates us at the College of Business and Economics. We’re all about the student experience, blending learning-by-doing with classroom education. The creation of the Student Managed Investment Fund — thanks to the generosity of 10 donors — opened incredible doors of opportunity for Finance students and serves as a great example as to the value of the real-life experience. Over the course of more than a year, we’ve captured the experiences of these students since the fund was created: a trip to the floor of the New York Stock Exchange; interaction with B&E alumni working in the Financial District; meetings with investment bankers and valuation experts connected to Wall Street; participation in an academic conference on asset management; taking part in a Stock Pitch Day; and visiting Nasdaq, including participation in ringing the bell at the stock exchange with a West Virginia-based company! The careers of tomorrow start with the real-life involvement students have today. That is the new mantra of WVU’s business school. We encourage you to watch this video and look inside the experiences of B&E students.