Wasmer, Schroeder & Company (WSC) hosted 40 Grace Place middle school summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Camp students for a tutorial of a day in the life of money management. Held throughout the WSC’s office, including its trading floor, students were exposed to much more than just an overview of the firm’s landscape. Professionals from WSC shared fundamentals on what a municipal bond is, how technology is used, what makes good customer service, how to interview for a job, career opportunities and what role education plays in getting a job.
“A field trip like this offers a unique opportunity to bridge classwork with the outside world, making it tangible and memorable for the student,” said Grace Place Executive Director Stephanie Munz Campbell. “We are so grateful to Wasmer, Schroeder & Company for providing this engaging opportunity for experiential learning. Our students had a great time and I think we may have some future investment advisors in our midst.”
“Our goal was to expose and provide the students with a better understanding of what makes a firm successful and the role customer service plays in its success,” said Martin M. Wasmer, WSC’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our firm has a long standing relationship with Grace Place and we were thrilled to have been given this opportunity to hopefully make a difference in the young minds of these middle school campers.”