On Sept. 3 Baruch College’s TAMID chapter was declared Outstanding Fund — an award given at a TAMID chapter meeting in Maryland — besting 53 other chapters.
This recent success reflects the surge in Baruch’s status as a premier business school.
Not only did Baruch beat out other colleges, but the school also beat out every Ivy League fund. This newfound success is helping to break the preconceived notion that public universities cannot stand a chance against established private institutions.
TAMID is just one of the many business clubs within Baruch. The group has many chapters around the world, including at schools like Columbia University and New York University, as well as at other business schools. It should not surprise anybody that the organization has a chapter at Baruch, due to the highly regarded Zicklin School of Business within Baruch.
Baruch, once again, is placing among the most well-known business schools as a top-ranked academic institution, competing with better funded schools such as NYU and Harvard University. For business degrees, Baruch surpassed 13 other schools on U.S. News and World Report’s top 15 rankings. This is the second consecutive year that Baruch’s investment group has received awards for its performance, winning TAMID’s national stock pitch competition last year. Because of TAMID and other business organizations, Baruch has been seeing a steady increase in recognition as a reputable and respected business school.
In an interview with Amit Agrawal, the director of investment fund at Baruch’s TAMID, the group’s success in fostering a friendly atmosphere and dedication between members was discussed.
“I like to use the analogy of house building — you can always beautify your house as you see fit once you have a strong structure, not the other way around.” He has sought to improve the group’s overall ability to analyze and present content.
He went on to say that he sees a bright future for the group, expanding beyond the schools it is already in. As an active member in Baruch’s business community Agrawal has seen it thrive and grow. He attributes the success of the community to the driven student body that constantly looks to improve as well as the administration’s active role in student life.
According to him, the most improving aspect is open collaboration between students, and guidance and insight openly given by experienced members to interested individuals.
“We have students who are looking out for other students and bringing them up and that’s an insurmountable advantage for us because who else is better to guide the students coming after them than those who have been in the trenches looking for jobs, interviewing and actually bagging those offers?” Agrawal said.
“I see it all the time and it’s only going to get better from here because the word is spreading far and wide, and there’s no reason why Baruch wouldn’t be a force to reckon with in the coming years.”
His attitude is what is getting Baruch noticed by top companies. The school is often overlooked by top-level companies because it does not have the same legacy other schools might have. If students continue to excel on their own and within their clubs, they bring fame to Baruch.
Amit is not settling for just one success. “This just means that our mission has only started, and we have a lot of work to do, now that all eyes are on us,” he said.
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