Global Financial Services Institute
Summer Money and Investing Camp
Now in its 8th year, the Summer Money & Investing Camp immerses students in the financial world.
From the convenience of their own terminals on the GFSI Trading Floor, students can access financial data from the around the globe using industry standard software packages such as Reuters 3000 Xtra, Thomson Datastream and Bloomberg Professional.
Taught by a unique mix of WPU faculty and students, as well as business practitioners, the program uses hands-on exercises to optimize student learning and retention. Participants also compete in team financial games for the chance to win up to $250 in gift certificates.
During this course, students will learn about investment options, discuss current events such as the global financial crisis, its causes and proposed solutions, how to research a stock, basic methods for valuing companies, and get advice from industry experts. They will also scrutinize their own finances, and create personal financial plans and budgets.
The camp also provides some outdoor activities and games organized by WPU student helpers. The camp is available for both residents and commuters, and will be the highlight of their summer vacation.
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The majority of students are from NJ, but there are a few out of state participants each year.