Be a part of UCI's Stock Market Competition, hosted by the Center for Investment and Wealth Management(CIWM) and Financial Literacy Association (FLA) of UCI. This stock market competition offers all UCI undergraduates the opportunity to experience hands-on stock trading, and further their financial literacy. All levels of experience are welcome to participate in the competition. Top 10 participants and their stock portfolio will be competing to be among the final three and win exciting cash prizes!
About the Competition
To participate in and be eligible as a prize winner of the competition, you are required to:
Complete Cash Course
Attend at least one investment workshop that will be hosted on the UCI campus.
Submit a 1-3pg final paper detailing your strategy and experience with the competition.
If chosen as a finalist, present to a panel of judges.
Cash prizes will be awarded for the 3 top portfolios as follows:
FLA/SMC Board and Events
Max Matey Managing Director 3rd Year, Business Administration / Philos Minor Why Join FLA?: "I joined FLA because I have a strong passion for teaching personal finance, since my family used to struggle with these skills until we agreed to learn everything we could about money management. No matter what your career is, your financial goals are an essential part of your life path, and anyone can make progress with good strategy and planning, and FLA brings these skills and more to UCI." Fun Fact: "I am an Eagle Scout."
Juan Magana Vice Managing Director 4th Year, Civil Engineering Why Join FLA?: "I chose to join FLA out of my passion for the stock market, which later grew to financial literacy. I wish to serve as a resource and/or mentor to those around me and help them achieve their financial goals and take control of their financial destiny." Fun Fact: "I enjoy watching and reading self-improvement videos and books."
Adit Jain Speaker Relations Director 3rd year, Business Administration Why Join FLA?: Aira Samontina is a second-year Business Administration major and the Speaker Relations Director for FLA. She first got involved in Financial Literacy Association after participating in the Stock Market Competition. She is also an incoming intern at a Financial Planning Firm. Fun Fact: She loves trying new recipes.
Tomo Hishinuma Internal Relations 4th year, Business Administration Why Join FLA?: "I wanted to join FLA because I want to better understand financial literacy myself. Also, I believe that financial literacy is something the students and the school as a whole can benefit from." Fun Fact: "My favorite sport is Brazilian jiu jitsu."
Jiaqi (Jackie ) Wu Logistics and Operations 4th year, Business Administration Why Join FLA?: "I like the mission that FLA tries to equip people with financial knowledge and make their life better. I strongly believe that well manage money can make you a better life, and also I enjoy working with a bunch of fun and passionate people." Fun Fact: "I don't like matcha."
Julianne Maninang Marketing Coordinator 4th year, Business Administration Why Join FLA?: "I greatly admire passionate leaders of FLA. With their support, we are able to spread the importance of financial literacy on campus. I believe it is essential that students know the importance of learning how to budget, invest in stocks, and even more!" Fun Fact: "I grew up in Minnesota!"