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E.J. Ourso College of Business Hosts Information Session

Honors College freshmen, sophomores invited to visit the SMART Lab on Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 5-6 p.m
E.J. Ourso College of Business Hosts Information Session

Students work in the SMART Lab, located in P.F. Taylor Hall.

On Wednesday, the E.J. Ourso College of Business will host an information session for Honors freshmen and sophomores in the brand-new Securities Markets Analysis Research & Trading (SMART) Lab.

Funded by LSU's Center for Computation & Technology, the SMART Lab simulates an interactive trading floor where students gain experience in securities analysis, research and trading. The lab's forty-four workstations are equipped with the latest hardware and professional analytic software, allowing students to gain on-the-job-style training in portfolio construction, risk management, and financial engineering.

“The SMART Lab allows students to real-time stock investments; it’s hands-on learning in real-world time,” said Cindy Seghers, Honors College Experiential Learning Coordinator. “It’s a very unique — most campuses don’t have this.”

During the information session, Dean Eli Jones will discuss Bloomberg Software and opportunities for real-world learning through the SMART Lab, and current Honors College business marketing senior Victor Lashley will talk about his experience as a business major.

Ashley Junek, Assistant Dean for Academic Programs in the College of Business, said that one of the goals of the event is to encourage Honors students to consider a business minor. 

“Earning a business minor will enhance the résumé of a student with a major outside of business,” she said. “Not only does a business minor improve marketability, it provides personal enrichment for understanding one’s own finances and personal affairs.”

Since seating is limited, students interested in attending the event should register by visiting the event page by clicking the link below:  

College of Business Information Session