The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®), Ameriprise Financial, and CFP Board announced that the University of Arizona will be one of eight finalists in the 2023 Financial Planning Challenge. Team members Jackson Hidinger, Maicy Wear, and Andrew Waldum, associate professor at the Norton School of Human Ecology and faculty advisor of the team, will head to the FPA Annual Conference 2023 during which the challenge will be held from Sept. 27-29 in Phoenix, Arizona. Through the competition, students can forge valuable connections, explore diverse career paths, and enrich their knowledge of the profession.
“I am just so proud of these students,” said Waldum. “We are such a new program, yet year after year our students make the top 8 in this competition. Their performance speaks to the dedication of our faculty and the acumen of our students!” The competition is designed exclusively for college and university finance undergraduate degree programs registered with CFP Board or related fields of study through a three-stage event and aims to promote the financial planning profession as a vibrant community and viable career choice for today’s students.