Wofford College has a student-managed investment fund that allows undergraduates to learn about investing in the real world while witnessing real-time results. The college’s James-Atkins Fund is one of approximately 40 student-managed funds associated with a U.S. college or university.

Maggie Adcock, a senior accounting and finance major from Vestavia, Alabama, is the James-Atkins Fund’s managing partner. She discussed the fund with South Carolina Business Review. The interview describes the experience the fund’s 22 members receive and how profits are distributed through microloans to entrepreneurs in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Listen to the interview.

The 13-year-old fund was established by and later enhanced by Wofford graduates R. Michael James and Robert D. (Robby) Atkins.