Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What does UIC stand for?
A: UIC stands for the Undergraduate Investment Club, as established under the guidance of Carnegie Mellon University and the Tepper School of Business.

Q: What is the purpose of UIC?
A: The purpose of the Undergraduate Investment Club is to promote interest in stock investment among students at Carnegie Mellon University and to provide the opportunity for experience and enrichment in the field.

Q: What does the club do?
A: Our mission is to unite students interested in investment with outstanding educational and practical experience needed for a successful career. In order to help develop studentsí interests in investment we provide extensive opportunities through events and workshops.

The Undergraduate Investment Club will offer a variety of interactive activities. UIC competes each semester in the Equities Cup, a nationwide stock competition hosted by Indiana University, competing against the best undergraduate business schools in America. We also host lecture series with professional speakers for anyone interested in learning about investment, ranging from real estate investing to the fundamental strategies of equity investment.

Q: How can I get involved in UIC?
If you are looking to become a board member, there are two ways you can step up to the plate. You can either become a Project Leader, or you can attend weekly board meetings.

Project Leaders are members who come up with a project for the club and follow through with it. For example, you might email us and say, "I have this great idea. Let's put up a Dictionary of investment terms on our website." We would then say, "Thatís a superb idea. You can come up with a list of helpful terms and weíll provide you with their definitions." When it is complete we would send it to our Webmaster to be published and presto! Your project is published on the web for all to see.

When people conduct projects for the club they immediately become a Project Manager for UIC. We like to see ambitious people, and if they can devote time to UIC, then they certainly deserve a spot on the board when we conduct elections at the end of the academic year. So it's highly encouraged that you pitch forth ideas and make them into a reality with the help of the Board.

The other option is to show up to our weekly board meetings. Introduce yourself to the board and observe how our meetings are conducted. The more you contribute, the better your chances are during election time.

The important thing is to be proactive! If you want to be on the board, you need to show it.

Q: Why is this club so amazing?
A: Good question. Our small board is comprised of a selective group of diverse, eager minds that work well together as a team to make an impact on campus. We have realistic expectations of each other and do what we can to help each otherís projects succeed, which ultimately helps the club become . . . amazing.