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Westwood Business Offering Modera Business Scholar Early Immersion Program

High school juniors and seniors in Bergen County are welcome to apply for a week-long extern at Modera
High school juniors and seniors in Bergen County are welcome to apply for a week-long extern at Modera Photo Credit: courtesy of Modera Wealth Management

WESTWOOD, N.J. -- High school juniors and seniors in Bergen County are welcome to apply for the week-long Modera Business Scholar Early Immersion Program, July 18-22.

"Our goal is to introduce the program participants to the full experience of working in financial services by providing in-depth exposure to a variety of functional areas," said Greg Plechner, Modera principal and wealth manager. "We hope this will help the students as they enter college and begin to explore career alternatives."

The program is a week-long externship in comprised of intensive rotations throughout various areas within the wealth management firm, located in Westwood. The rotations will include Financial Planning, Investments, Human Resources, Operations, Corporate Philanthropy, Marketing and Business Development.

One of the sessions is also dedicated to reviewing the various roles and careers within the broader field of financial services. The participants would spend time with staff across all levels of the firm to gain unique perspectives. Additionally, they will be assigned a long-term local mentor to continue help them navigate their career paths and college plans after the externship.

To apply, send the following information to careers@moderawealth.com by April 15:

  • contact information,
  • high school,
  • expected graduation Year,
  • GPA, and
  • an essay, limited to 500 words, focusing on why Modera should select you as one of the recipients in this externship.

Modera's key criteria for selection are leadership, community service involvement and academic success.

The final-round candidates will be contacted by May 1 for an interview, and final awardees will be selected by May 31.

With roots going back to 1983, Modera currently employs 43 staff members, including 24 with certified financial planner certification, three chartered financial analysts, four CPAs and others with advanced designations. It has office locations in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Florida and Georgia and serves clients throughout the country.

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