Called "Wall Street on West Peachtree," this day-camp program will run July 21-25 for students rising to grades 10 through 12. Applications are now being accepted.
Classes will be conducted from 9 AM to 3 PM in the Ferris-Goldsmith Trading Floor, teaching students ways to save money, how money grows over time, and differences between types of savings and investment accounts.
Students will pick actual stocks and track their performance using Stock-Trak, software widely considered to be the most comprehensive virtual stock exchange simulator available.
Jonathan Clarke, an associate professor of finance who developed the program’s curriculum, will teach participating students.
The program costs $230 per student. Contributions from College of Management alumni and friends at Merrill Lynch have enabled the College to offer need-based scholarships to approximately 14 students.
"This type of support is essential to our ability to serve our community, recruit talented students, and foster intellectual achievement," says College of Management Dean Steve Salbu.
"This program will provide students with knowledge to help them consider careers within the financial services industry."
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