By Elinda F. Kiss Although the stock market has already fallen 9 percent in the new year (primarily as a reaction to concerns about China and cheaper oil), we are not headed for another financial crisis that could lead to full-blown economic meltdown, as in 2008.
Smith Undergrads’ ‘Woodstock for Capitalists’ Experience includes ‘Buffett v. Mayweather’ This year’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., annual shareholder meeting coincided with the conglomerate’s 50-year anniversary under Chairman Warren Buffett – and the Floyd Mayweather- Manny Pacquiao boxing showdown.
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is just a stone’s throw away from the nation’s capital, enabling students to interact with some of the nation’s highest-ranking business officials. This month, Smith School finance professor Elinda Kiss utilized the school’s geographic advantage to take students on experiential trips to the FDIC and Federal Reserve.
What common thread is woven among government agencies, business entities, and Smith School finance students, linking them together? The finance faculty, whose connections affect global finance policy and practice, and enhance the education and career prospects of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students.
It’s different when you graduate in a pandemic era. Some things haven’t changed, however, like the personal finance advice that young professionals should follow.