Meet some of our graduating Seniors!
COINS is the only student-run commodities investment fund in the country. As a result, there is no better place to learn about commodities, macroeconomic trends, and financial markets than COINS. Furthermore, membership in the group will certainly be a sticking point on your resume, and a key differentiator in interviews. Imagine being able to tell your interviewer the price dynamics of their Starbucks cappuccino!
Being a relatively young organization on campus, there is infinite growth potential. Like the markets in which we trade, the environment is dynamic – members are constantly coming up with ideas to improve the group and trade more effectively.
Most importantly, we truly are a student-run group. Our advisors are here to advise us, not to micromanage. This level of autonomy is rare, but extremely beneficial to the learning experience – our ultimate mission. Considering that the Virginia Tech Foundation has entrusted us with an investment of $1 million dollars, our independence is a unique responsibility that everyone in the group shoulders. We highly encourage our members to become leaders and enact exciting change, consistently taking the group to new heights.
In this group, you get out what you put in, as it is a true meritocracy: we have had members jump to CEO after only a year in the group, and Analysts, fresh out of training, elected as Division Heads; we do not discriminate when it comes to true talent and hard work!
Hear it from our alumni
Here is what they had to say when asked how COINS impacted their college experience: