Below is a question-and-answer session with Illinois State Students in Finance (ISSF) President Levi Marsh.

The purpose of the Illinois State Students in Finance (ISSF) organization is to promote scholarship and accomplishment in corporate finance and finance professions. Membership is open to all undergraduate and graduate students at Illinois State University. ISSF strives to provide a forum for college students who are actively interested in finance and to provide a means for interactions between finance students and business executives through company tours, speaker presentations, and other educational activities.

Q: What is the focus of ISSF?

A: Illinois State Students in Finance is an ISU student organization that promotes knowledge on careers in the finance field. ISSF membership is open to all Illinois State University students with career interests relating to finance.

Q: What leadership opportunities does ISSF have?

A: Elected positions consist of president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Additional positions available to hold in the club include Web master, alumni liaison, marketing chair, membership chair, and other chairs of various committees.

Q:What other opportunities and benefits are there of being a member of ISSF?

A: ISSF provides both short-term and long-term benefits. We invite speakers from major companies, visit major companies on field trips, and have an Alumni Networking Luncheon each semester. Our organization gives an immense amount of opportunities for every type of student.

Q: What kind of community can one expect in ISSF?

A: This is a community of College of Business leaders striving to become more knowledgeable, well rounded, and influential through many different ISSF events. We’re friendly and welcome new members.

Q: What is your favorite part about ISSF?

A: The organization is what you make of it. If someone wants to be on the executive board, the goal is very attainable. Meaning, there is a place for anyone wanting to develop, enhance, and enrich their skills.

Q: When and where does ISSF meet?

A: We meet every three weeks (on Mondays) at 5:30 p.m. in 234 State Farm Hall of Business for students wanting to talk informally with the speakers and fellow classmates. At 6:30 p.m. in 357 State Farm Hall of Business the students will meet formally to hear from the speakers regarding their specific field in finance.

New members are always welcome to join ISSF. For more information on how to get involved, email the president, Levi Marsh, at

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