Economics Club in NYC

The Economics at Bloomberg, NY
The Economics at Bloomberg, NY Photo Credit / Christine DePalma
The Economics at Bloomberg, NY
The Economics at Bloomberg, NY Photo Credit / Christine DePalma

BY Christine DePalma
SC Staff Writer

On November 16, the East Stroudsburg University Economics Club traveled to New York City for a tour of Bloomberg. The club departed at 8:30am, reaching New York by noon.

After a quick stop at Starbucks, the ten students and two professors headed to Bloomberg. The students signed in, and a tour of Bloomberg commenced promptly at 1:30pm, led by Robert Williams. He showed the club the different divisions such as customer service, sales, and the lower level related to IT work.

Afterwards, the club was directed to a trading room where John Fox gave a seminar until roughly 3:30pm, training the club on how to use the Bloomberg terminal, and how it is used to conduct financial and economic analysis of the markets.

The Bloomberg terminal is extremely helpful for students, especially when it comes to job opportunities and bolstering resumes.

John Fox asserted his willingness to work with the University to bring the Bloomberg terminals to East Stroudsburg University’s campus.

The Economics professors are in strong favor of attaining Bloomberg terminals for their students and are in the process of presenting the idea to the University.

The Economics Club would like to thank Caroline Bauer for helping to set up and arrange this trip, Robert Williams for providing the club with the tour and John Fox for the lecture on Bloomberg terminals. The Club also wants to thank Dean Hawkes for his support for the Economics Club and each one of the Economics professors: Dr. Neelakantan, Dr. Booser, Dr. Behr, Dr. Christofides, and Dr. DeCosmo.

The Economics Club welcomes all majors. Meetings are held every Tuesday in Stroud 210 at 2pm.

The club plans field trips, works on the ESU Economics Newsletter, hosts seminars and speakers, plans fundraisers, and unifies around events such as fundraisers and movie nights.

In fact, on November 8, the Economics Club hosted Lawrence Sorace from Merrill Lynch, who spoke to the club regarding different opportunities and advised students on various economics-related issues.

Before the semester ends, the Club plans to bring additional speakers in such as Mark Heltzel. Next semester the Economics Club will be traveling to the Federal Reserve Bank for a college seminar and tour.

If you are interested in involvement with the club, please feel free to ask any one of the Economics professors about the club, or contact the Economics Club President, Christine DePalma, at for more information.

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