The Arka Tech

Business students travel to New York

SUBMITTED/THE ARKA TECH: Dr. Mark Reavis, John Brashear, Sarah Casey and Katy Gatling at a recent conference in New York.

Arkansas Tech University College of Business students John Brashear, Katy Gatling and Sarah Casey had the opportunity to learn more about their chosen professions at the Quinnipiac University’s annual G.A.M.E V Forum from March 18-21 in New York City.

Brashear, Gatling and Casey attended the conference along with more than 1,200 other students from 140 colleges, 40 countries and 39 states. The event was held at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel and co-sponsored by Nasdaq and AR Capital.

Featuring keynote speakers and breakout discussion panels on Global Asset Management, the conference covered topics of global markets, corporate governance, global economy and investment strategies.

Dr. Mark Reavis, associate professor of finance and economics, organized and attended the trip. This is the second year he has taken College of Business students to the conference.

“The conference is a great opportunity for students to hear from top leaders in the financial services industry. It is valuable because it gives them the opportunity to connect what they learn in the classroom to current financial and economic trends,” Reavis said. “It also provides students with career information and allows them to experience some of the great things New York City has to offer.”

During their four day trip, students visited the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, The Empire State Building, Times Square, Central Park, The Museum of Modern Art, The Statue of Liberty and attended The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway.