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High School Students Experience Corporate and University Life at Bentley University “Wall Street 101” Camp
Bentley University is once again offering a unique experience for high school students this summer with the Wall Street 101 business camp. Held on the Bentley campus in Waltham, Mass., the week-long program allows high school students to engage in the fundamentals of Wall Street through a technology-rich and interactive curriculum.
Wall Street 101 students use Bentley's state-of-the-art trading room to explore the stock market and discover the process of investment, learning about the financial industry and various business fields. Through a number of classroom and hands-on exercises, participants are taught how to conduct simulated trading sessions, explore the intricacies of the stock market, and investigate certain processes of investment and portfolio construction.
“Wall Street 101 offers high school students a unique opportunity to learn sophisticated financial concepts in a state-of-the-art facility while incorporating industry standard software applications,” says Richard K. Gibble, director of the Hughey Center for Financial Services at Bentley. “Additionally, the residential nature of the camp gives the students a taste of university life. Field trips to Boston-based investment firms and accomplished guest speakers reinforce the theory taught in the classroom with real-world experiences.”
During the residential program, students live on the Bentley campus and enjoy use of the university’s athletic center and cafeteria, and have an opportunity to join in various social activities such as movie nights, barbeques, and field trips into Boston.
Outlined below are the details, dates and costs of the camp; costs cover tuition, room and board and other related fees.
Wall Street 101: July 22 to 28
Eligibility: High school students who have completed their junior year by June 2012.
The application process for this program is competitive and the deadline to receive applications is March 23.
The Yawkey Foundations have recognized Bentley University’s longstanding commitment to service-learning and awarded the university $500,000 to educate students to effectively lead nonprofit organizations and expand student efforts to help community groups.