Sheridan Business students create Bloomberg Club designed to raise awareness of financial services

Scott Marchand, creator of the Sheridan Bloomberg Club

Scott Marchand, creator of the Sheridan Bloomberg Club

Three Sheridan School of Business students have formed the Sheridan School of Business Bloomberg Club designed to raise awareness of Sheridan College’s  Bloomberg Terminal and the financial services made available to Sheridan business students.

Scott Marchand, President and founder of the club says that Sheridan Business students can use the Bloomberg Terminal to assist them with their financial and marketing projects. Marchand and his colleagues, Chris MacDonald, Chairman of the club, and Casimir Derkowsky, Vice-president, plan to offer tutorials to their fellow students to help them become familiar with the financial service and eventually become certified Bloomberg users.

“Certification for the Bloomberg terminal is a useful skill to offer prospective employers and can tend to raise your potential employability,” said Marchand.

Bloomberg.com is among the top five most-trafficked financial sites on the Web. It is regarded as a premier site for news and financial information. Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942) is an American businessman and philanthropist, and the current Mayor of New York City. He was listed as the eighth-richest American, with a net worth of US$20 Billion, in the Forbes 400 on Sept. 17, 2008, making him the richest resident of New York City, ahead of David H. Koch. He is the founder and 88% owner of Bloomberg L.P., a financial software services company.

Interested students can get tutorial training or join the Sheridan College Bloomberg club by contacting Scott Marchand (Joseph.Marchand@sheridanc.on.ca) by email. Currently the Sheridan College Bloomberg Terminals are housed in the Library Learning Centres at both the Trafalgar and Davis campuses and are provided as a service to students through the Sheridan Library budget.