87,000+ HOURS OF SERVICE AND VOLUNTEERING EACH YEAR IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES
Civic engagement and community outreach are chief components of the Pace Path. Housed within the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, the Center for Community Action and Research (CCAR) partners with a number of community organizations, giving students the opportunity to support civic engagement and social responsibility, resulting in enriched learning for positive change.
Whether they’re interested in starting businesses or solving crimes, students can participate in a variety of competitions. Here are just a few that our students have excelled in to date: • College Fed Challenge: For two years in a row, Pace University took home first place at the National College Fed Challenge, a prestigious competition that tests students’ understanding of the US economy, monetary policymaking, and the role of the Federal Reserve System. Pace beat out top colleges including Princeton and Northwestern. • Student Managed Investment Portfolio (SMIP): Throughout the year, students in FIN357 manage a portfolio worth $300,000. They engage with leading financial analysts and hedge fund managers, conduct
research on individual companies, use G-PACT stock analysis packages, and recommend purchases and sales. Pace’s SMIP has outperformed the Dow Jones, S&P, and NASDAQ. • Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC): CCDC is a highly-regarded security competition that challenges students to practice their technical and business skills through securing and managing a small business network. • Model United Nations Conference: A class and club designed to simulate the United Nations, Model UN students compete in conferences around the world. At the 2016 National Model UN Conference, Pace received 11 awards and ranked #6 out of 180 universities and educational institutions. • Ad Team: Tied to the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC), students gain real-world experience creating complete advertising campaigns for clients. Many students have obtained full-time employment from recruiters who observe this special competition.
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