AGEC student attends Wall Street Journal Prep Workshop on campus
Over a weekend in January, Dane Chapman
(Junior; Agribusiness Marketing; Brookston, IN) participated in the Wall Street Journal Prep Workshop that took place right here on campus in Rawls Hall.
This was a two-day long learning seminar of how to build financial models in excel, evaluate publicly traded companies, and understand metrics to determine if their stock was under- or overvalued. “Although it may sound like a weekend full of work due to the rather tight 9 am to 5 pm schedule, it was a great opportunity to learn more about Excel functions, balance sheets, income statements, and cash-flows.” Dane felt that this was a very beneficial experience and he is thankful for the connections he has made at Purdue that allowed him to have been informed of this event. It was Melissa Evens, the Director of Undergraduate Communication in the Krannert School of Management, who reached out to him about this Wall Street “boot camp” opportunity.
This instructor-led event was created to prepare students for the demands of investment banking and corporate finance. Students who are interested in the Valuation Case Competition were recommended to attend this workshop, but anyone was invited to attend. The Wall Street Journal Prep Workshop is an example of how students in the Department of Agricultural Economics can get involved outside of the department and even the College of Agriculture.
Learn more about the seminar here