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Team Project Workshop

An integral part of your training will involve practicing your analytical and soft skills by participating in a team project during the spring semester. All SMF students will be required to complete this workshop. You will be assigned to a team and a project of your choice and will be asked to work closely with professionals from a financial firm that submitted your project to address their needs as you would if you were providing consulting services to a client.

Partner firms will come from various areas of finance. Emphasis is placed on collaborating with clients in the Columbus area to ensure student interaction with finance professionals. However, some clients can be located elsewhere in which case teams collaborate via regular conference call. In the past three years, SMF students have worked with the following partners on a variety of finance projects:

  • Alpha Squared Capital Management
  • Diamond Hill Investments
  • GE Capital
  • Greif
  • Hilliard Lyons Investment Banking
  • JP Morgan Asset Management
  • Lancaster Pollard
  • Lazear Capital Partners
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • OSU CFO Office
  • OSU Medical Center
  • OSU Technology & Commercialization
  • State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio
  • Wells Fargo Securities
  • Windsor Advisory Group
  • Worthington Industries

Faculty from the Department of Finance will supervise teams to ensure successful completion of their work.