Linda Hoxha and Ania Lamparska, students at William Paterson University, have placed third in a national financial planning competition.
Hoxha and Lamparska’s team was one of three William Paterson teams selected as finalists in the 2013 Financial Service Professionals National Service Industry Issues Competition in Arizona.
The team had to make an oral presentation before a panel of judges regarding what the best practices are in identifying and evaluating specific career in the financial services field. They also wrote a paper on the subject.
The team received a $2,000 scholarship for placing third.
“We are so proud of the students who have worked so hard to bring recognition to the university and to the financial planning program,” said Lukas Dean, assistant professor of economics, finance, and global business at William Paterson.
The university’s financial planning program was rated among the top 10 such programs in the country by Financial Planning magazine.