Every fall, undergraduate students throughout the Second District begin preparing for the College Fed Challenge. The competition, inspired by the working of the Federal Open Market Committee, requires that students work as a team to research and analyze current economic data, develop a forecast and review potential future economic risks, develop a presentation and answer questions on a recommendation for monetary policy.
Although the work and challenges are considerable, students and advisors unanimously agree that the experience is both rewarding and unforgettable. Here are some thoughts of students and team advisors on their experiences:
Students talk about the challenges they faced . . .
. . . and what they learned and gained from the experience.
Team advisors reflect on the challenges. . .
. . . and the rewards of participating