Introducing Jacob Wehde, a senior Business Economics major with a minor in accounting that hails from Huron, South Dakota.
Jacob chose South Dakota State University for a number of reasons - the size, location and community drew him in. “SDSU is close to home, but I am still able to meet many new friends and the campus is a great size for me,” he said.
All it took to hook Jacob on the Ness School of Management and Economics was a tour of campus. “When I toured SDSU and was able to see Harding Hall and all the great features, I felt like this was where I wanted to go,” Jacob said. “The E-trading Lab was a major factor.”
Jacob knew he wanted to go into the finance and business industry and began exploring all the Ness School has to offer. After a while, he found his perfect match: the business economics program. “I felt like the business economics major was a great program for learning about business in general, but also very specific areas of how markets and the economy work,” he said. “I am able to instantly apply content to the real world and form relationships with my classmates and professors.”
Jacob hopes to get a job as a portfolio manager or asset manager after graduation.
Aside from his studies, Jacob is involved in the Investment Club. Being involved in clubs allowed him to network with others and learn about the skills necessary for his future.
“It’s a great way to learn more in depth about topics and content in a more relaxed setting with friends,” he said. “The investment competition is also a great way to get hands-on experience.”
Jacob’s advice to students is to take advantage of all the opportunities college has to offer.
“Get involved with clubs and organizations and take advantage of the opportunities when you are at SDSU,” he said. “There are so many ways to get valuable experiences and create memories.