General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today hosted the fourth annual Job Shadow Day, affording high school students the opportunity to spend a day at a financial institution, fin-tech company, or government agency where they can learn about various careers in finance.
"As a former teacher, I know that we must provide our students with hands-on learning opportunities to set them up for success when they enter our 21st century workforce," said Treasurer Magaziner. "As part of our Financial Empowerment initiative, Job Shadow Day provides Rhode Island students from communities across our state with the opportunity to explore the fields of finance, government, and nonprofits with some of our state's most talented professionals. I want to thank the many organizations and individuals that made this event an enriching experience for our students."
This year's event virtually hosted nearly 100 students from East Greenwich High School, North Kingstown High School, Tolman High School and Lincoln High School. Students enjoyed a day interacting with executives, government leaders and learning from financial industry experts from Fidelity, Centreville Bank, Pawtucket Credit Union, Council for Economic Education, Providence Community Library, TIAA, HousingWorks, Social Enterprise Greenhouse, Next Gen Personal Finance, AmeriCorp Serve RI and Textron.
"The RI General Treasurer's Job Shadow Day affords high-school students the opportunity to interact with industry professionals, to build their business and finance vocabulary through content-rich discussions, and to gain first-hand insight into the job responsibilities and competencies needed in finance-related career paths," said East Greenwich Teacher Dr. Patricia Page. "What students experience in this one day can help shape their financial future!"
Job Shadow Day was developed with the Rhode Island Financial Empowerment Roundtable-- a collaborative group of stakeholders spearheaded by the Rhode Island Treasurer's office that meets regularly to network and share ideas on how to expand financial education and security in the Ocean State.
For more information on Treasurer Magaziner's financial empowerment initiatives, please visit treasury.ri.gov/programs/financial-empowerment/.
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