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Financial Services FutureCareers Expo

The Bay Area School-to-Career Action Network (BaySCAN) and National Academy Foundation's (NAF) Academy of Business and Finance announce the First Annual Financial Services FutureCareers Expo. This powerful work-based learning opportunity for students and teachers has been rescheduled for April 3, 2001. We currently have over 500 signups for the Expo representing over 15 schools. The event will be held at Pac Bell Park, the home of the San Francisco Giants and activities will include a pre-conference tour of the facilities. Patricia Callahan, executive vice president of human resources at Wells Fargo Bank has tentatively agreed to be our keynote speaker.

The Expo
The Financial Services FutureCareers Expo will promote financial literacy, engaging school curriculum and connections to the workplace, and understanding of skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the financial services industry. It is an opportunity for over 500 students and teachers to network and learn from professionals in the field and for companies to connect to their future workforce -- all in a fun, exciting venue at the country's premier sporting facility, Pac Bell Park.

The focus of the event is to provide an opportunity for students to learn about lifelong learning in the financial services industry. Representatives from Wells Fargo Bank, Washington Mutual, Bank of America, Charles Schwab Company, and many others will be presenting the type of training that they provide to their own employees. Some of the topics include leadership, performance appraisals, minority advancement/recruitment programs, investment trends, and an insurance auto rating simulation. We will also have individuals from the financial services industry share their experiences through career panels that are designed to give students an opportunity to learn about career opportunities and what it takes to succeed. In addition, a panel of undergraduate and MBA students will share their business school experiences.

In the afternoon, industry will be recruiting for current openings and providing information about their college recruitment process. This will be an excellent opportunity for students to participate in informational interviews. They will have an opportunity to get feedback on their interviewing techniques and their resumes while learning about the industry and individual firms. Several colleges will provide information about their business schools, the application process, and financial aid.

While the students are involved with the industry and college recruitment fair, teachers can participate in professional development opportunities in the areas of financial literacy, program building, and network with their peers.

For more information contact Wesley Leung at (email) or 408-938-1516 (phone)

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