Community Outreach


William Paterson University is committed to enhancing the sense of community through civic engagement. In the spirit of this goal, Gbfi designs and delivers financial workshops for high school students with topics ranging personal financial literacy and wealth management to careers in financial services.

Programs are geared to a wide audience including middle school and high school students, college students, educators, working professionals and retired persons.

  • Financial Planning Academy - Funded by Charles Schwab Foundation, this is a fun-filled week in person participating in events designed to help high school students deepen their understanding of personal finance and the profession of financial planning. Interact with financial experts from across the country and further develop skills in leadership, communication, team building, entrepreneurship, marketing, and more! 

  • Summer Money & Investing Camp - Five days intensive training camp in money and investing for high school students, teaching them how to increase their personal wealth. Includes hands-on simulated trading.

  • Majors & Careers Day - The Global Business & Finance Institute (Gbfi) of the Cotsakos College of Business will host a Majors / Career Day at the Valley Road Building. The event would expose students to the College and present options for majors and related careers.