PAST EVENTS

Past events from that FIT has hosted! Events with flyers are online, and events with photos are in-person.

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CRASH COURSE ON CORPORATE FINANCE

February 28th, 2021

Amazon Web Services Financial Analyst Zach Ameri introduced FIT to the inner workings of corporate finance. After studying business administration at the University of Southern California, Zach went on to work in corporate finance at Walt Disney, hedging foreign exchange dealings for the company. According to Zach, for anyone looking to go into finance or business, one’s ability to network and learn will go a long way.

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HOLIDAY PARTY

December 5th, 2020

FIT's holiday party, with holiday-themed Kahoots, Games, and more!

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CAREER ADVICE AND PERSONAL FINANCE

September 5th, 2020

On top of career advice and personal finance, he shared numerous skills that he deemed would be useful for people aspiring to become a consultant. In addition, Alex also answered many of the audience’s questions, questions surrounding everything ranging from his classes and teachers at USC to the hidden benefits and challenges he experienced while working in his field.

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AUGUST COLLEGE SPEAKER SERIES

August 1st-2nd, 2020

Harvard prefrosh Daniel Salgado, USC prefrosh Haley Ho, Yale prefrosh Sonny Young, and UPenn prefrosh Annie Chen shared their experiences when going through the college application process. 

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BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS AND DECISION MAKING DURING THE PANDEMIC

July 12th, 2020

Professor of Finance Hersh Shefrin at Santa Clara University kindly offered his expertise in financial markets during the pandemic.

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TEEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP/HOW TO KICKSTART YOUR BRAND

June 27th, 2010

FIT invited the Spark Teen founders, Kyler Wang and Kai Fine, to discuss the story behind their business and to give advice for aspiring teens. A total of 24 attendees were present during the zoom session.

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CRASH COURSE ON INVESTING CAREER AND COLLEGE PLANNING FOR FINANCIAL CAREERS

April 25th, 2020

Columbia MBA Candidate Franklin Shieh and Wharton MBA Candidate Alex Sun shared their personal experiences in the finance pathway and provided advice. A total of 125 attendees were present during the zoom session.

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MOTIVATION AND PRODUCTIVITY

March 28th, 2020

Stanford Graduate and Analytics Associate at ZS Consulting Firm, Andrew Jabara, shared his advice on how to stay motivated and productive during the lockdown. A total of 51 attendees were present during the zoom session.

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JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF NORTH CALIFORNIA

March 9th, 2020

On Monday, March 9th, Financial Intelligence for Teens volunteered for Junior Achievement of Northern California, their partnered organization, in the March outreach event located in Forest Hill Elementary. Not only was it a great teaching experience for the FIT members, but FIT was also able to spread financial literacy to elementary schoolers!

Joyce, Jasper, Caleb, Alexandria, and Anna taught kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade classes through multiple games and activities on: the importance of making financial choices and the results of them; the roles of jobs and businesses and their contributions to families and communities; how money flows in the economy and the ideals of taxes. Some activities included board games on financial decisions and a Guess Who game on different community professions.

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WINTER SOCIAL

February 22nd, 2020

On Saturday, February 22nd, Financial Intelligence for Teens hosted its first introduction and social event at the Mitchell Park Community Center. With over 45 attendees from various schools around the Bay Area, including Gunn, Cupertino and Harker, this event was a great success in spreading the FIT mission!

Jasper, Joyce and Erik each introduced the FIT program as well as their respective committees and gave insight as to the future directions of the program. We also invited guest speakers Bob Wenzlau, President of Neighbors Abroad, to share the story about FIT’s parent organization and
Aaron Chow, a Berkeley Econ undergrad, entrepreneur, and soon-to-be hedge fund manager to share his experience in the world of finance during a Q&A session.