From leading and founding clubs to interning to managing investment funds, this double-major senior in Finance and Economics does it all. Elizabeth Blemings bleeds gold and blue and represents what the John Chambers College of Business and Economics is all about.
Elizabeth is a part of the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF), a fund run by a team of student analysists who manage real money and discuss markets in real time. The team goes to New York City each semester, connecting with WVU alumni in industry and to meet with different financial institutions.
She is also a campus representative for Adventis CG, a financial modeling platform that helps students develop financial modeling skills.
“I think bringing external programs to campus is a really important element to the educational experience…they differentiate our students and serve as a sort of portal between the concepts we learn in the classroom and the skills we need when we step out into the industry,” she said.
On top of the work Elizabeth is doing, she is also a research assistant in WVU’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research in the Economics program. Elizabeth is able to help put together economic research and reports for clients. She will soon be a teaching assistant when the applied regional economics course is next taught, in addition to her research duties.
Looking toward her future, she recently accepted an offer to join the Royal Bank of Scotland’s investment banking arm, called NatWest Markets, after graduation. She will be working in Stamford, Connecticut and living in Manhattan, New York to try life in the city.“I’m excited for the learning curve and the opportunity to dig deeper into to the capital markets space, and I look forward to representing the Mountaineers up north.”