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Ten Olivet College financial planning students recently embarked on the learning experience of a lifetime aboard the Liberty of the Seas cruise line. The students spent Feb. 5-9 participating in the 2015 Financial ConNEXTion Educational Cruise to Cozumel, Mexico, an initiative offered through the Society of Financial Service Professionals’ (FSP) University Partners Program.

“This trip was an extra special and spectacular venue for students from various Olivet College financial service disciplines to meet peers and potential future employers,” said Lynda Neff, assistant professor of risk management and insurance and FSP advisor at Olivet College. “As Olivet College’s financial planning major is growing in reputation, we are seeing our graduates filling in as the successors for a critical industry that stabilizes our monetary system. It is an honor to be able to showcase our students to renowned experts in the industry.”

The 4-day cruise provides a one of a kind educational experience featuring a blend of practice management and technical topics. Students had the opportunity to attend educational sessions regarding the financial service industry, as well as network with a number of financial service professionals from around the country.

Olivet College students who attended the trip include: Connor Bauserman, a junior from Battle Creek; Tyler Britten, a junior from Mendon; Josh Cary, a senior from Battle Creek; Emily Doane, a junior from Marshall; Mackenzie Martin, a freshman from Grand Haven; Drew Miller, a senior from Sherwood; Stephanie Robinson, a sophomore from Grand Blanc; Cameron Shook, a junior from Charlotte; Trent Strang, a sophomore from Olivet; and Collin Walker, a freshman from LaPorte, Ind.