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Fall 2016 Student Spotlight: Ryan Rist

September 20, 2016 //

ryan-rist-200The Department of Finance’s Financial Management Association (FMA) student professional organization has appointed a new president — junior Ryan Rist.

Rist, a Finance major at the Fox School of Business, always loved mathematics and he knew that Fox could help him achieve his goals and prepare him to excel in any environment.

While in high school, Rist’s passion for entrepreneurship manifested in the launch of a landscaping business, and his Rist Custom Coasters. While he invested some of his own savings, he also launched a Kickstarter campaign and sold 350 custom drink coasters to backers in 15 countries including Japan, Germany, and Saudi Arabia.

As FMA’s president, Rist is excited to introduce the new Women in Finance Mentorship program, which will connect current Temple University students with successful women in the financial world. FMA encourages all students to get involved within the Department of Finance’s many student professional organizations like FMA, The Owl Fund and Temple University Investment Association (TUIA).

As evidenced by his many leadership accomplishments, Rist values the importance of maximizing his opportunities as a student at the Fox School. This fall, Rist is set to join the Owl Fund as an Associate Analyst in the healthcare sector, while also serving as a resident advisor to one of the University’s Living Learning Communities.

Over the summer, Rist completed an internship with Prudential Financial in its U.S. Business Planning and Analysis division, in which he helps forecast trends in asset management, annuities, and retirement.