The RISE Conference provided to me an incredible opportunity to learn from a variety of experts in their specialized fields. During my time in Dayton, Ohio, my learning curve was exponential as I was able to investigate many different parts of the investment world by attending classes and listening to different speakers. I was able to compare a value-based approach of picking stocks to technical analysis as well as to get a good feel about the different career options available for working in the market. We were given many different examples of evolving positions and career paths that were not exactly straight, which as a graduating senior helped me a lot in thinking about the future. Attending this conference was definitely one of the highlights of my last year at Austin College, and I left with a whole new perspective on investing and armed with the tools to succeed in the investment world in the future.
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