Griffith Business School is set to change the course of one studentâ€™s career with the launch of a new prize for a Bachelor of Commerce student majoring in Financial Planning.
The prize, donated by GPS Wealth, will give a student experiencing financial hardship the opportunity to attend one of two prestigious industry conferences: either the FPA Professionals Conference or the AFA National Adviser Conference.
Finance professor Dr Mark Brimble says this prize represents an amazing opportunity for students to building their professional networks before they enter the workforce, and to get up to speed with the latest industry developments.
â€œStudents will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the industry and help build the foundations for a successful career,â€ he said.
â€œBuilding a professional network is often a real challenge for students. This prize gives students a chance to make literally hundreds of contacts over the course of three days. This prize is a rare opportunity to see the industry in action and network with a range of industry players,â€ Professor Brimble says.
Managing Director of GPS Wealth, Grahame EvansÂ (left),Â says his firm is proud to be involved in giving back to the Griffith community with this prize.
â€œA number of our staff and advisers have been past students of the University. Griffith is producing some great people,â€ he said.
â€œWe understand the value system Griffith brings to its education of Australians both young and not so young, and itâ€™s important to give back to that.â€
The prize will be available to a student from second year or above studying a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Financial Planning, who is experiencing financial hardship and would benefit from attendance at the event.
The winning student will receive flights, two nightsâ€™ accommodation, conference registration and have additional costs covered. The total prize value is $3000.
The GPS Wealth Prize will be awarded once a year for the next three years.