Undergraduate Students Take First Place in FMA Quiz Bowl
April 15, 2011
A team of undergraduate students from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business placed first in the Quiz Bowl among 50 schools represented at the Financial Management Association’s (FMA) Student Leaders’ Conference in New York, March 24-25, 2011.
Georgetown’s winning team included juniors Peter Eason, Jessica Holton, and Todd Reese. The conference is an annual event for leaders of student FMA chapters from around the country.
The Quiz Bowl tested students’ knowledge of financial theory, problem-solving, and current financial events. Georgetown’s team scored highest in the preliminary round, a written test of concepts and problems in finance. The top three teams advanced to a “Jeopardy-style” competition, including questions with varying point values about topics in finance. Georgetown’s team led throughout the competition and sealed the win by answering the final question correctly.
Additionally, a total of nine McDonough School of Business undergraduates attended the FMA conference: juniors Katie Costello, Peter Eason, Jessica Holton, Alicia Parodi, and Todd Reese; sophomores Talar Angacian and Kimmy Ransom; and freshmen Brandon Clemmer and Cindy Chen. All of the students aspire to future leadership positions within Georgetown’s FMA chapter. Teaching Professor Lynn Doran, faculty advisor of the chapter, accompanied the students to New York.
Presentations at the conference covered such topics as current economic conditions and various careers in the financial services industry. There also were break-out sessions for the McDonough School of Business students to interact with and learn about activities in other FMA chapters. While in New York, Georgetown students also attended an information session with a recruiter from Credit Suisse and a private lunch at Goldman Sachs with recruiters and Georgetown alumni working there.