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Local Academy of Finance students to attend conference at TU

TOWSON, Md. (March 11, 2010)—Approximately 150 10th and 11th graders from Baltimore County’s Landsdowne, Overlea and Randallstown High Schools will attend an Academy of Finance Student Conference at Towson University on Friday, March 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the University Union. The program is hosted by TU’s College of Business and Economics and the Baltimore County Public Schools chapter of the Academy of Finance.

Developed by the National Academy Foundation, the Academy of Finance connects high school students with the world of financial services, offering a curriculum that covers banking and credit, financial planning, international finance, securities, insurance, accounting and economics. This partnership between business leaders and educators encourages America's youth to strive for personal and professional success in high school, in higher education and throughout their careers.

Mock interviews between students and representatives from local financial-based businesses and government agencies serve as a conference highlight. Students will also attend a variety of workshops on topics including:

  • The Next Wise Step: From College to Financial Careers

  • Meet, Greet and Mingle: How to Work a Room and Make Sure You Are Remembered For All the Right Reasons

  • Dress Like a Million Bucks

  • Fun Financial Planning Tips

  • Bank on Your Future, Be a $mart $aver

  • Identity Theft

After lunch, guest speaker Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot, the state’s chief financial officer, will address the students.

Erik Grooms, director of the Academy of Finance Program for Baltimore County Public Schools, says the conference provides students with practical career and education advice while serving as a culminating event for the school year.

“The conference is a motivating force for the students. This is the springboard that propels them to the next level.”






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