Campbell Business provides on campus experience for Sanderson Academy

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BUIES CREEK – Campbell Business School faculty and students recently hosted a day-long field trip for Sanderson Academy’s teachers and students on Feb. 16, 2018. Billed as “A Taste of Finance & Economics at Campbell University,” the event was a partnership alongside the North Carolina Council on Economic Education, the newly established Campbell Business Center for Financial Literacy, and the university admissions office.

“I was glad for the opportunity to showcase our Finance major and unique Trust & Wealth Management program to our college bound Sanderson visitors,” said Campbell Business Associate Dean for External Relations & Professor of Business Dr. Shahriar Mostashari. “It was exciting to see them fully engaged throughout my stock market game, Boom or Bust, presentation.”

The Academy’s trip began with a tour of main campus at 9:30 a.m. Upon arriving at the Campbell Business First Citizens Wealth Management Center at a.m., Jessica Woodburn from the university admissions office provided an overview of Campbell University programs. Students and their teachers then participated in Professor Scott Kelly’s interactive “Doing Good and Making Money” presentation and critical thinking exercises. Following Professor Kelly, Professors Tyler Britton and Jimmy Witherspoon discussed career opportunities in the Finance and the Trust & Wealth Management fields in detail boasting their outstanding internships and placement records year after year. Campbell has the only undergraduate Trust & Wealth Management major in the country and is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary.

The Sanderson Academy group later had lunch at Marshbanks Dining Hall and toured the Health Sciences Campus and Medical School upon its exit from Campbell Business.

Campbell Business encourages high school students to visit the campus and experience college up close and in person. In addition to enjoying the experience, students are often exposed to opportunities and areas of study that they were not previously familiar with.

“My experience at Campbell University was very personal and I feel like I learned a lot of things that are unique to this school,” said one Sanderson student.

“I am now considering Trust & Wealth Management as a potential career after my visit to Campbell,” remarked a second Sanderson student. “It was a great experience!”