By Daniel Coats ’15, ’18
Southern California graduate and undergraduate students interested in careers in investing, wealth management, financial planning or related paths gathered at the CSUF University Conference Center on Oct. 28 for workshops and scholarship competitions.
Business Titans won all three top spots in the Research Report Challenge. Jericho Cezar ’23 was the first-place finisher, while Brandon Leon ’23 and Israel Nazari ’23 landed the second spot. Coming in third were Sam Fedrow ’23 and Jacquelyn George ’21.
In addition to Business Titans, investment-focused students from Cal Poly Pomona, Chapman University, UC Irvine, UC Riverside and Cal State Long Beach attended. Winners of the Investment Game and Financial Plan competition hailed from Irvine Valley College and Cal State Long Beach, respectively.
All first-place finishers took home $250 scholarships.
Attendees also heard from faculty and experts about the latest trends in asset management, financial advising, corporate finance and investment technology.
“These universities offer student-managed investment funds in which participants gain hands-on experience managing stock and bond portfolios,” says Lucas. “Workshop hosts, sponsors and judges had the opportunity to observe these high-potential students apply both technical and interpersonal skills in an interactive setting. Firms seeking strong candidates for internship or entry-level hires also discussed opportunities at their companies.”
The event was the latest manifestation of the rising stature of Cal State Fullerton’s Titan Capital Management program, which tasks finance students with managing a real-world investment portfolio. It also demonstrates the growing outreach of the College of Business and Economics to the professional and academic communities in Southern California and beyond.
For more on the Titan Capital Management program, including how you can get involved as a student, alumnus, or member of the professional community, reach out to TCM@fullerton.edu. Or read more of our articles on the college’s investment education.