COB Hosts Inaugural Young Investor Symposium for Local High School Students

Young Investor Symposium

On Feb. 2, Prairie View A&M University’s College of Business hosted its first-ever Young Investor Symposium for dozens of students from three area high schools (Nimitz High School, Cleveland High School, and Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy). According to Dr. Yi Zhang, associate professor of finance, the goal of the event was to expose young students to financial literacy, promote PVAMU’s financial programs, and help the university build stronger relationships with the high schools.

During the daylong symposium, students had discussions with COB Dean Dr. Munir Quddus, Professor Danny Harvey, and Department Head Dr. Moosa Khan, engaged in the panel dialogs with professionals from CFA Institute, Charles Schwab and Merrill Lynch. They also participated in breakout sessions on trading room, financial literacy, investment club, and cryptocurrency.

“We had a stock challenge with prizes from Charles Schwab, Bechtel Oil, Gas & Chemicals, Inc., and COB faculty, which included a professional panel on investment careers,” said Zhang. “Overall, the event surpassed expectation. Students showed extraordinary interest and were highly engaged in the event. They can’t wait for the next challenge and symposium.”