SFA recognizes the value in visiting finance professionals in order to observe financial concepts in action. Each semester, students have the opportunity to visit financial institutions and corporations in a wide variety of financial fields in cities throughout the US.
2012 - 2013 Trips
Below are the trips that we have made this academic year. Please feel free to browse through these trips and those from past years as some of the stops may be of particular interest to your future career.
- Kansas City - Sept. 30, 2012
Eleven students from SFA and the IIM program had the opportunity to visit Tradebot and BATS Exchange. At Tradebot, we visited with the founder of Tradebot and BATS Dave Cummings and Director of HR Matt Denney. At BATS, our visit was coordinated by Lindsey Praechter and students visited with Ken Conklin and then rang the closing bell.
- Chicago - Oct. 20-23, 2012
Eighteen students from the IIM program and SFA had the opportunity to visit the floors of the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Board Options Exchange. At CBOT, they also visited with CNBC's Rick Santelli and then had lunch in the Member's Gallery at the CBOE. Students attended Money Show events and visited with Pat Dorsey, former Director of Equity Research at Morningstar. On Saturday, students joined K-State alums in Wrigleyville to watch the football game.
- Warren Buffett- NOV. 1-2, 2012
Seventeen SFA students visited Omaha for Q&A with Mr. Buffett from 10am-1230pm, lunch with him at Piccolo's, and visits to Nebraska Furniture Mart and Borsheim's.
- Boston - NOV. 8-10, 2012
Ten students traveled to Boston in November. They visted Harvard Business School, Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital, and Bain & Company. They're pictured at a Celtics game with K-State Alumn, Paul Edgerley.
- New York City - March 6-10, 2013
Twelve SFA students visited NYC on SFA's annual trip sponsored by K-State alum Jeff Gates. During the trip students visited Gates Capital Management, KBW, NYSE, Abel/Noser, Quadrangle Group, Stone Harbor Investment Partners and had lunch in Harlem with K-State alum Joe Searles.