Students Enjoy Tour of Bloomberg Facility in San Francisco
June 26, 2018
A group of 15 UC Davis students stand on the Bloomberg Tech news set minutes before the broadcast went live during a tour of the Bloomberg facility in San Francisco.
Inspired by a Bloomberg Terminal in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) Library, 15 UC Davis students recently toured the Bloomberg facility in San Francisco for a first-hand career exploration of the financial technology industry.
“We had an opportunity to see professionals use Bloomberg terminals,” said Eddie Mazariegos, a fourth-year student majoring in Managerial Economics. “They gave us need-to-know tips on how to use Bloomberg as a financial decision-making tool, networking tool, ideation, and discovering companies worldwide. They also told us when to keep our eyes open for Bloomberg’s hiring cycle and what they look for in candidates. We also got a chance to see the floor where hundreds of Bloomberg Terminal analysts work, and the TV set for one of Bloomberg’s news segments called Bloomberg Tech."
The Bloomberg Terminal is a comprehensive database utilized worldwide by financial firms to access real-time market data, news and research, analytics, and more. One terminal has been accessible in the ARE Library since spring 2017, and really started to get crowded when clubs and professors started promoting the 2018 Bloomberg Trading Challenge and professors encouraged students to earn a Bloomberg Market Concepts certificate.
As “Bloomberg Terminal fever” started to spread, Mazariegos, president of the Davis Financial Analysts Society (DFAS), wondered if it would be a good tool to help students learn more about becoming a financial analyst. He mentioned that to Managerial Economics Lecturer Jerry Lundblad, and Lundblad contacted Bloomberg to enable a tour of the San Francisco facility. The DFAS orchestrated campus outreach and tour organization.
The 15 attending students were a combination of Managerial Economics, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, and Computer Science Majors. Students club representation included the DFAS, Finance and Investment Club, Consult Your Community, and the Davis Consulting Group.
“The company tour was a lot of fun,” Mazariegos said. “Many students were on the edge of participating because of exams or costs, but all professors (including ARE Associate Professor Jens Hilscher and ARE Lecturer John Constantine) moved their exam times and dates for students because they thought this tour was a great opportunity. Also, the public transit system made it possible for many students to attend affordably.”
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