Students from The U to meet with billionaire Warren Buffett
Although the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway limits his meetings with college students and faculty each year, this will be the third time in four years that Buffett has met with representatives from USD, including students from The U’s Financial Management Association International (FMA) chapter.
"The fact that Zhao Danyang, a general manager at the Pure Heart China Growth Investment Fund, paid $2.1 million in a charity auction to have lunch with Warren Buffett in 2008 illustrates what an extraordinary opportunity this is for Beacom School of Business students," stated Angeline Lavin, Ph.D., professor of finance, M.B.A. and M.P.A. program director at The U. "Mr. Buffett is a humble and engaging man with strong Midwestern roots, and his message to the students is that they will find happiness and success if they pursue a career they love."
In addition to a 90-minute question and answer session with Buffett on Feb. 6, the USD contingency will also dine with the "Oracle of Omaha" at Piccolo Pete’s in Omaha, and tour both Nebraska Furniture Mart and Borsheim’s Jewelry – Berkshire Hathaway-owned companies.
For more information about FMA at USD, please visit their Web site at www.usd.edu/business/fma/.
You May Also Like
AUSTIN, Texas — South Dakota senior guard Ciara Duffy was one of five Division I women's basketball players selected to the Academic All-America first team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Duffy earns Academic All-America honors for the third consecutive season.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — All five South Dakota starters scored in double-figures and the Coyotes completed perhaps the greatest regular season in Summit League history with a 63-58 win against rival and second-seeded South Dakota State in the tournament championship game Tuesday inside the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.
Two University of South Dakota faculty members are partnering with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Sioux Falls agency Call to Freedom to better understand what sex trafficking survivors think about the services they receive — and to learn what services they find most helpful.