Experiential Learning at Wehle

Uncommon Opportunities to Test Your Skills

Even more valuable than textbook wisdom is the chance to apply classroom knowledge in a real-world settings. That’s why we give our students opportunities to engage in authentic business challenges through internships, special programs and other activities. 

Golden Griffin Fund

This signature course in investment management is designed for both undergraduate seniors and MBA finance majors. Students manage a real-money fund made up of investments in over 30 individual stocks and three equity Exchange Traded Funds. Students learn about the inner workings of the capital markets, while gaining hands-on experience in investment management and equity analysis. Hear how the GGF is preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s investment opportunities. 

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The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Challenge

A prestigious global association for investment management professionals, the CFA Institute is committed to an ethical business environment. Each year the CFA Institute hosts the top finance competition for university students, and teams from around the world are given the ultimate challenge: research, analyze and report on a publicly traded company and then offer a recommendation about buying, selling or holding. Students are mentored and given intensive training in financial analysis leading up to the competition. In 2015 the Canisius team walked away with the first-place trophy in the global challenge. They were among 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 865 universities in 70 countries. Learn more about the CFA Institute Challenge.


Students at Wehle benefit from Canisius' network of professional connections, leading to internships at top companies. Wehle school students have interned at the following companies: 

  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Teen Vogue
  • Buffalo Sabres
  • Rich Products
  • Frito-Lay
  • Fisher Price
  • 43 North
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • New Era Cap