Econ Club and Throwbook.com
Published: Thursday, January 26, 2012
Updated: Monday, January 30, 2012 05:01
The Economics Club was established last Fall semester and was successfully introducing Throwbook.com to students at LBCC and nine other colleges in Southern California.
Talking about the purpose of the club, President Hoang Nguyen, 21, a financial engineering major, said, "We want to bring together students from different majors like mathematics, engineering, business, economics, finance, accounting and computer science to provide students with greater insight into careers and practice at the intersection of investing."
Also, all members will have access to two accounts to stock and currency trading rooms. Members of the club can buy and sell stock or currency with virtual money to have a snap-shot view up market dynamics and supply and demand.
Since Throwbook.com is a textbook market where students may exchange, buy or sell their textbooks, students may apply the market principles they learn from the two trading accounts into real-life trading by trading books.
The current adviser of the club, Geetha Rajaram,, an associate economics professor, said she hopes to have guest speakers discuss transferring to universities for business majors, types of career options and finance careers this semester.
The club's former adviser, Fred Beebe, an associate economics professor, the members of the club may have possible internships with CALPIRG, an environmental group that protects and promotes efficient energy and affordable textbooks. The plan fits in with the concept of Throwbook.com
Nguyen said, "This semester, I hope to raise about $700 for the club by two food selling days and a sitcom comedy, host the trading contest for LBCC students, recruit more members and find a new president because this is my last semester here."
Maya Cardenas, the Student Life coordinator, said she hopes to see more clubs' involvement in working to promote the co-curricular experience at both LAC and PCC.
Students may join the club's weekly meeting every Wednesday at noon in T 2309 at LAC.