Extra Credit Opportunity: Webinar featuring the Investments Division of State Farm Insurance

My colleague Dr. Shane Underwood posted the following announcement on the Finance Department’s Canvas page earlier today:

“I hope your semester is off to a good start in spite of all the challenges, and I hope that you are staying in good health. I am planning a series of webinars this year to help expose students to possible career paths in finance. Most of these will feature Baylor alumni, but this week we will have a team from the Investments Division of State Farm Insurance. The webinar will be this Friday September 11th from 1:30-2:30 pm. The State Farm Investments team will be talking about career/internship opportunities at their new offices in Richardson, TX. There will also be time for Q&A at the end. For more information, please see the attached brochure (especially the last page for specific internship opportunities for next summer.)

In order to participate in the webinar, you will need to register in advance. Please register at this link.

As always, if you have questions about anything please don’t hesitate to reach out.”

Since this webinar has the makings of an extra-credit opportunity for Finance 4335, let’s have it! You can earn extra credit by attending and reporting on this webinar. If you decide to take advantage of this opportunity, I will use the grade you earn on your report to replace your lowest quiz grade in Finance 4335 (assuming that your grade on the extra credit is higher than your lowest quiz grade). The report should be in the form of a (PDF formatted) 1-2 page executive summary. In order to receive credit, the report must be uploaded to the Assignments section of the Course Canvas page by no later than 5 pm CDT on Monday, September 14 (Click on the Assignment entitled “State Farm Webinar Extra Credit”).

State Farm Investments Recruiting Booklet 2021.pdf

Z Table Extra Credit Opportunity

Here’s an extra credit opportunity for Finance 4335. Working on your own (i.e., this is not a group project; credit will only be given for spreadsheets that are uniquely your own), construct a “z” table (patterned after the table located at http://fin4335.garven.com/stdnormal.pdf); the top row should have values ranging from 0.00 to 0.09, and the first column should have z values ranging from -3.0 to +3.0, in increments of 0.1).

The grade you earn on this extra credit assignment will replace your lowest quiz grade; that is if your lowest quiz grade is lower than your extra credit grade.  The deadline is 8 a.m. CT on Tuesday, September 8.