In 2007, Delta Trust & Bank partnered with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s College of Business to create the Berkshire Hathaway independent study program. Each year, senior level economic or finance students are accepted into the program to study the investment style of Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO, Warren Buffett.
These students also have internships at Delta Trust and are able to spend time with our management team and gain insight into the financial services of: trust administration, estate planning, portfolio management, financial planning, insurance, investments, trading, employee benefits, wealth transfer, and lending and credit analysis.
The program culminates with a trip to the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Omaha, Nebraska. CEO French Hill hosts the students while in Omaha and has designed a weekend full of fun, learning and unique experiences. Students attend the Young Presidents’ Organization panel discussion and reception, Borsheims brunch and world-champion chess match and dine at all of Warren’s favorite restaurants.
The 2014 UALR/Delta Trust & Bank Berkshire Hathaway Independent Study students are:
Zachary is a senior pursuing a finance degree at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He went on to Pulaski Technical College where he graduated on the President’s List, and then transferred to UALR to major in general finance. Zach is Vice President for the UALR fishing team. He gets to travel the country representing the university in bass fishing tournaments. He is also a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the College of Business’ National Honor Society. Zach hopes to graduate in December and go on to work for an investment firm, the FDIC or the OCC. He even has interests in working for the FBI helping with white collar crimes. Zach plans to get his CFA Charter when he graduates.
Daniel is a senior at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock majoring in Financial Services and Risk Management. He received his Associate of Science in Business from Pulaski Technical College in the fall of 2012, graduating with honors and as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. In the summer of 2013, Daniel received an internship through the UALR Cooperative Education Internship & Placement Office with DSG Consulting. He continues to work there as an Executive Resident Research Manager. Daniel is a member of the Finance and Economics Association, Delta Epsilon Iota honor society, and the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Daniel is interested in the career fields of hospital finance, banking regulation, business analysis, and corporate finance, and will seek a career in one of these fields upon graduation.
This program is under the direction of Finance Professor Dr. Larry Holland. You can read about last year’s students and their Berkshire Hathaway experience here.