Utah students gain financial industry insight at job shadow program

Posted at 4:22 PM, Apr 24, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY — More than 60 high school students got a firsthand look at what it takes to make it in a financial career during a job shadow program held in Salt Lake City on Wednesday.

The students were participating in the Junior Achievement Job Shadow Program, which is part of a semester-long class offered at Cottonwood High School.

Students went outside of the classroom to learn, and they were mentored by employees at Fidelity Investments. The students were able to shadow these employees and get a closer look at the day-to-day life for those who work in finance.

Kris Liacopoulos, Fidelity Investments, said the event gave students a chance to get some real insight.

“They’ve now come to Fidelity Investments as sort of a capstone activity, an immersion experience where they get to come into a real workplace and see real employees doing real work, specifically in the finance service industry,” Liacopoulos said.

The students also took part in discussions to help them plan for the future, and topics included things like resume writing and interviewing skills.