A group of Villanova students had the unique opportunity to hear from Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank. Mary Kelly, assistant professor of economics, and Theresa Rissell, economics instructor, led the student group to Washington, DC, to learn about careers in economics and to hear from key economic policymakers. Bernanke spoke about the economic recovery of the United States and reaffirmed the Fed’s policy to keep interest rates low as the recovery continues. The students also heard from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office, who discussed plans to control the budget in the upcoming years. Students had lunch with Villanova alumni from the Investment Company Institute at their headquarters before attending a young alumni panel with professionals from the consulting and banking industry as well as alumni working in the public sector for government entities such as the Federal Reserve and the IRS included at the Federal Reserve Bank.