HPU Students Rub Shoulders With Top Financial Institution Officials


HIGH POINT, N.C., April 1, 2011 ? The Phillips School of Business at High Point University recently welcomed financial advisers from BB&T Private Financial Services, Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo Advisors, Blakely Financial, Edward Jones, and Cali Pearl Corporation as part of a Career Education Event on March 16.

At the session, which took place in the Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce building, students had the opportunity to attend mini-sessions with professional representatives to learn more about a career as a financial adviser. Experts offered students feedback for ways to improve interviewing and interpersonal skills.
?Choosing a career can be a difficult task,? says Victor Trinklein, a senior and business finance major at HPU. ?Sessions like this allow us to further understand the industry and help us make lasting decisions for our professional careers.?

Gregg Schlaudecker, chief planner with Emerald College Planning, was also on hand to provide students with an overview of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, a national network of professionals working in diverse financial disciplines. This national organization provides consumers expert assistance with estate, retirement and financial planning; employee benefits; business and compensation planning; and life, health, disability and long-term care insurance.

While the event focused on learning about what it is like to be a financial adviser, it also served as a venue for networking that could lead to internship or career opportunities.

?The Financial Adviser Career Event served as an educational opportunity for our students to learn the demands, requirements, and benefits associated with being a financial adviser,? says Dr. Jim Wehrley, dean of the Phillips School of Business. ?We are very grateful to the financial professionals who took the time to share their experiences and insights with our HPU business students.?

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among ?America?s Best Colleges.? Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and 14 graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at

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Pam Haynes

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