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Trent Strang Heads to Wall Street to raise awareness of career opportunities in financial planning

Trent Strang (front row, fourth from right) at the New York Stock Exchange closing bell.

Olivet College sophomore Trent Strang is one of 10 students in the nation to receive a TD Ameritrade Institutional NextGen Financial Planning Scholarship. The award is given as part of a program implemented to encourage more students to pursue a degree and career in personal financial planning.

Strang, a resident of Olivet, and the other scholarship winners traveled to New York Monday, July 21, for a VIP tour of the New York Stock Exchange. While there they met industry news reporters, walked the trading floor and helped ring the closing bell.

“TD Ameritrade Institutional is committed to attracting talented students to the profession and supporting schools that offer innovative financial planning curriculum. With efforts like the NextGen Scholarship and Grant program, we can help fill the pipeline with individuals willing to lead our industry and continue the important work of caring for investors and their families,” said Tom Nally, president, TD Ameritrade Institutional. “Addressing the looming talent shortage head-on, we can help financial advisory firms remain ready to serve the next generation of investors.”

Olivet College’s financial planning major prepares students for careers helping others plan for their financial security. As part of the program, students gain practical experience preparing and presenting a financial plan, as well as preparing for the life and health insurance agents’ licensing examination administered by the state of Michigan. Learn more about the financial planning major at Olivet College.

View the full multimedia press release regarding the TD Ameritrade Institutional NextGen Financial Planning Scholarship.