JWU College of Business

Finance Students Head Back to High School — This Time As Mentors

In the finance world, there’s a lot going on in April. It isn’t just that time when people rush to file their taxes before the deadline, it’s also Financial Literacy Month, a time dedicated to programs and initiatives that teach people more about personal finance. JWU students have been a big part of this effort in Rhode Island, and last week six of them were honored at the State House for their work with the Financial Literacy Youth Initiative (FLY).

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JWU Students Step Up Their (Financial) Game at G.A.M.E. Forum IX

Twelve JWU students headed to NYC on March 27 to take part in the Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Educational (G.A.M.E.) IX Forum. The three-day program is a student-managed fund portfolio competition that allows students to discuss and debate the best financial practices with industry leaders from around the world.

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Kathy Ensor ’18: Making the Most of Her Time at JWU

As leader on the ice and in the classroom, Kathy Ensor ’18 is making the most of all that JWU Providence has to offer during her time as a student-athlete in the College of Business. Having traveled more than 1,100 miles from her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, Ensor knew early on that she was interested in majoring in Accounting. “JWU’s career focus curriculum allowed me to take classes related to my major in my first year, which solidified my choice in pursuing an Accounting degree,” she said. “JWU also gave me the opportunity to play both hockey and lacrosse at the collegiate level.” This is Ensor’s second season as captain of the JWU women’s ice hockey team.

One of Ensor’s most memorable and influential professors is Corey Smith, associate professor. “I have a lot of respect for him because he’s also a partner at a public accounting firm,” she said. “He always relates the material we’re learning in the classroom to how it applies in the industry. I had him as a professor early on in my first year, and he really emphasized the power and flexibility an accounting degree gives you.”

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