Sunday April 14th, 2024 10:28AM

UNG Foundation grants students real-world investing experience

By Giselle Mesquital Intern

Students at the University of North Georgia are gaining real investment experience thanks to a $50,000 infusion from the UNG Foundation. 

Specifically, students who are part of the school’s Student Investment Club are using Bloomberg Terminal software as they invest in stocks in various sectors through the Student Managed Investment Fund. They also get the chance to regularly hear from guest speakers in the financial industry. 

Club President Luke Atwood, a junior from Demorest pursuing degrees in Accounting and Finance, has expressed gratitude for the money the foundation has allowed students to invest.

"The money allows a sense of genuine risk to what we're doing," Atwood said. "It takes in-depth analysis." 

Grace McCarthy, a junior from Dawsonville pursuing a Marketing degree serves as the club's chief information officer.  

"It's been very interesting to have responsibility for the money we invest and learn what that entails. There's always that inner desire to want to perform and do well and see the numbers grow," McCarthy said. "It was a little bit scary at first. But it's very exciting to see how we can grow that and make it even better." 

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