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High School Students Experience Corporate and University Life During “Wall Street 101" Camp at Bentley University

January 31, 2011

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 10 to 16
Cost: $1,200
Eligibility: High school students who have completed their junior year by June 2011.

The application process for this program is competitive and the deadline to receive applications is March 25.

For more information, please visit http://tradingroom.bentley.edu/wall-street-101 or call 781.891.2598; or contact Camp Director Jennifer Ehalt, at jehalt@bentley.edu.

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit www.bentley.edu

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