A group of 18 Wisconsin MBA students traveled to Omaha on February 22 to meet with business magnate and investor Warren Buffett.
The trip was organized by the Graduate Finance Organization (GFO) and was part of a series of meetings with college students that Buffett hosts five times each year. The Wisconsin School of Business students were joined by seven other schools including the University of Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt University, Creighton University, and Northern Arizona University.
The visit included a two-hour Q&A session at Buffett’s company Berkshire Hathaway followed by lunch at Piccolo Pete’s, his favorite steakhouse in Omaha. After lunch, students were invited to tour a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary.
Tim Puls, an MBA student in the Applied Security Analysis Program and GFO co-president, said the trip was an incredible experience.
“It was really interesting to hear Mr. Buffett speak,” he said. “Despite all of his success, he’s really a down-to-earth person.”