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High school students participate in an after school mock stock exchange! (UPDATE 5/31/15)

High school students participate in an after school mock stock exchange! (UPDATE 5/31/15)

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Zoë commented on Mock Stock

Hi Hilde,

Your recommendations are really helpful, and they have got me thinking about some very important aspects I hadn't yet addressed. If I may ask you, how much time do you spend working on the client work in that one particular class? What is the theory-to-practice ratio there? What would be an ideal balance for you? Are there any classes you feel you would benefit MOST from doing on hands work with?

Thanks again for your input! Best of luck in your MBA program :)

Best,

Zoë

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Zoë commented on Mock Stock

Hello!

Thanks so much for the suggestions, I'm very excited to take this to the next steps! I'll get touch with Darrick and continue collaborating with Will to see if we can expand on this idea together. I've been mulling over the questions you've suggested I consider when designing a more detailed program, and I think there are a few really interesting directions this thing could take. I'll absolutely reach out to professors, students, and business mentors to bounce ideas. So far, the people I explain this concept to have been responding well, but once I start conceptualizing the nitty gritty, it'll be great to get more structured feedback.

Thanks again for the recommendations and resources! This is my first experience with OpenIDEO, and I have to say, it's an unbelievably inspiring forum and community of thoughtful individuals. I'm thrilled to be taking part.

More soon...

Zoë

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Zoë commented on Mock Stock

Hi Aaron,

Thanks so much for the feedback! I absolutely agree that we need to see a resurgence of confidence around money, and I think we can help by informing high school students of the real (and virtual) influences on the fluctuating economy. I will look into the apps you mentioned here to see if I can find a few gems of inspiration! It sounds from your experience at your school, that an important moral of this situation might be: "either you will control your money, or it will control you." Meaning, giving students the information they need to use money wisely will help them feel in control of their own finances, rather than feeling that finances control their lives (which, let's face it, is far too common these days). Any further thoughts? I'd love to hear about how the student managed funds work out!

Thanks,

Zoë