Here’s to You, Team Alpha Lab!


On March 2nd, Team Alpha Lab of Golden Gate University’s Investment Research Club (IRC) has took home a remarkable trophy from the CFA Institute Research Challenge!

Those who don’t know, the CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysisThe competition score is based on 50% written report and 50% presentation.

We reached out to William Xu, and asked him to share their story. Here’s what he had to say:

“GGU Investment research club proudly sent out two four-member teams, Team Alpha Lab and Team Analyst to compete in this year’s competition. The GGU teams were coached by adjunct professor, David Kaczorowski, who is also the IRC sponsor. Enough cannot be said about the Professor Kaczorowski, who selflessly dedicated his personal time and patiently advised and mentored both teams. 

There were 16 teams from different universities represented in the Northern California round of competition.  Both GGU teams started in mid-December on the research with enthusiasm unknown to mankind, and turned in an equity report on HP, Inc. on Feb 18th of 2017. On March 2nd, the GGU teams competed in the 10-minute presentation of the research hosted in 555 California St., San Francisco.

Team Alpha Lab and Team Analyst represented our school well in the first round. Alpha Lab was able to advance to the final round to face off with Sacramento State in front of auditorium of audience. Through teamwork, dedication and grit, Alpha Lab’s hard work finally paid off, and soundly claimed final round victory. Alpha Lab’s written report was also top ranked.”

Next step for the GGU team is the trip to Seattle on April 6th to represent CFA institute San Francisco and our school, and compete with winners from across North and South America. Winner of the next round advances to world final. We are proud of you Team Alpha Lab, keep up the good work!


News & Updates

News Banner_SpringTour17

We are not ready to officially make our announcement for the 2017 Spring Trip just yet; however, we promise you that this one’s going to be big and fun! We are planning to share further details with you soon–hopefully next week.


Last two weeks for Featured Student Blogs submissions! We invite all of our readers and GGU students to submit their blog creations to have them featured on GGU Social!

To submit your post, you will need to go to our Google Form here, and e-mail your submission to us at!


Our friends at SGA opened up their annual survey to gather feedback from the students regarding the services they provide. The team will give away an Apple watch and two Fitbits this year; if you contribute in the survey today, you will get a chance to win one of the three prizes! You click the hyperlink below to complete the survey.

SGA Survey 2017

Events to keep an eye on


ELEVATE your career is this Friday! If you have been waiting for a big chance to expand your network beyond GGU Community, this is a great opportunity that you should not miss out on!

Click here to view the event details, and register for ELEVATE your career!


Our friends in IRC will host their 3rd Biweekly Meetup next Monday!

Clear & Effective Communication In Professional Settings DS

The Student Life department have put together a workshop to practice how to communicate clearly and effectively in professional settings. Clear & Effective Communication In Professional Settings will take place in Room 5210 next Thursday.


If you would like to learn tips and tricks on stress and mind management, you can stop by Room 5206 on Mondays and Thursdays to benefit from Mind Management Labs. These workshops do not require any RSVPs or commitment.


The department is also offering free guided meditation to all students every Thursday in Room 4208, from 5:30 to 6:30PM throughout the entire Spring Term. Stop by, reduce your stress and increase your peace.

*The event is a drop-in, and you can attend all or just part of the meditation. 

Wrapping up

Thank you for reading this week’s #SocialWednesday! If you missed last week’s post, make sure to click here to read it.

If you haven’t been on GGU Social for a while, make sure to check out our Categories Page where you can pick a random post to read, and make sure to check back next week for campus news, more updates and events!

Until next week,
Tarik A.

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