A gift from Carson fosters financial proficiency.
Financial advisors share in their client’s biggest life events and often help address their biggest fears. For junior finance major Justin Wiebelhaus, helping people in moments like these makes pursuing the career rewarding.
“I want to work one-on-one with clients to improve their financial future. Developing financial literacy and being able to understand the markets is an important step for anybody,” said Wiebelhaus, a native of Bellevue, Nebraska. “Similarly, right now in our Big Red Investment Club on campus, we are working to get members comfortable in evaluating and analyzing information to make stock recommendations. Your decisions are only as good as the tools you use and information you have.”
The toolbox of financial resources for all business students expands Monday, January 28 to include the Barron’s in Education program due to a gift from Carson, a leading provider of advisor solutions and wealth management services for investors. The educational program, designed to foster financial proficiency and professional growth in future business leaders, provides the same 24/7 access to online, real-time content, perspective and analysis utilized by Barron’s subscribers to not only the students, but also faculty and staff.
Paul West, CFP®, '98, managing partner at Carson Wealth, Omaha, Nebraska, office helped bring Barron’s in Education to his alma mater. West and Carson viewed the opportunity as a way to foster career development among aspiring financial services professionals like Wiebelhaus.
“We have Huskers in every level of our organization, extending all the way to our executive leadership team,” said West. “We invest in our existing and future leaders, and Nebraska Business shares our passion for building talent in the world of financial advice. In partnering with Barron’s in Education and the University of Nebraska, we hope to help educate the next generation on the extensive opportunity that exists within our profession.”
In addition to the digital subscription, the program also offers access to guest speakers and webinars, connections with Dow Jones and Carson recruiters, and opportunities for students to tour Dow Jones’ corporate headquarters in New York City. Faculty can leverage Barron’s Weekly Review newsletter created by a doctorate-level contributor who summarizes articles and includes questions designed to enhance student discussion.
“Through engaging Barron’s in its educational program, our students and faculty gain additional insight into investment topics and market trends. We sincerely appreciate Carson for their financial support to bring this program to the college,” said Dr. Kathy Farrell, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean.
Utilizing the new resource can introduce business students to the real-world, market-moving information professionals rely on daily. To reap the full benefits of the program, Farrell challenges students to follow in the footsteps of the college’s most notable alumnus by developing the habit of reading.
“Warren Buffett (’51) credits many of his great money decisions to his reading habit. He spends five to six hours a day reading newspapers to corporate reports. Even the busiest, most successful people still find at least an hour to learn every day, and I can’t wait to see our students apply what they learn through this partnership,” said Farrell.