Congratulations to the teams that participated in the competition in Arizona!

Scholarship donations will be made to the universities of the winning teams in
the amounts of:

Western Michigan University
1st Place .........$6,000

Texas Tech University
2nd Place........$2,000

William Paterson University
3rd Place.........$1,250

Industry Issue Team Competition 2012 - About the Competition

First Place
Second Place
Third Place

Western Michigan University
Submitted paper

Texas Tech University
Submitted paper

William Paterson University
Submitted paper

We congratulate the three finalist teams:

First Place - Western Michigan University - $6,000 scholarship
Joshua Kallen and Alison Huey

Second Place - Texas Tech University - $2,000 scholarship
Tyler Boyce, Paulina Veloz, Jacob Storey and Nathan Davis

Third Place - William Paterson University - $1,250 scholarship
Claudia Capilla, Michael Walsh and Nicholas Bowman


Financial Services National Industry Issues Competition

The Foundation for Financial Service Professionals hosted the first Financial Services National Industry Issues Competition on January 23, 2012, at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, Phoenix Arizona. This competition provided student teams from universities around the country with the opportunity to provide practical insights and recommendations to a selected real world financial services industry issue. This year's topic focused on the usage of Social Media within the financial services industry.

Colleges and universities actively participate in a variety of ways in the Society of FSP's University Partners Program (UPP). The Industry Issues Competition represents an excellent way for students to research a timely topic with the opportunity to earn scholarship funds for their schools. The competition centered on a submitted paper judged by a panel of esteemed financial professionals to determine three finalist teams. Finalist teams then made an oral presentation in Phoenix before a panel of judges drawn from attendees at FSP's prestigious Arizona Institute. Scholarship awards were made to the universities of the finalist teams based on their combined paper and oral presentations.



The University Partners Program is an exclusive service of the Society of FSP. To find out how your University, company, professor or student can become involved in UPP, contact Customer Service at (800) 392-6900.