By Chris Mercadante ’18
Over the course of its 86 year history, Chaminade High School has been dedicated to educating its students using the most modern and effective means available. This mission has led to the construction of the Science and Research Center, the usage of iPads in classrooms, and the introduction of Bloomberg Terminal certification for seniors. Chaminade continues to pursue this vocation even outside of the academic year by offering those interested in finance an opportunity to deepen their interest and enhance their knowledge of Bloomberg software over the summer.
The first session of this year’s camp, available to incoming seniors and college-aged students, begins on June 28 and will run through July 8. These classes will work to advance the students’ understanding of Bloomberg by strengthening topics covered in class during the year and by teaching new features of the Terminal such as Bloomberg Law and Bloomberg Research. These new opportunities seek to enhance the participants’ existing proficiency in the Bloomberg financial arts and offer certification for those who have not already achieved it.
The second session will be made available to students ranging from the eighth grade to high school juniors and will run from July 11 to July 15. The goal of these classes is to introduce students to the Bloomberg Terminal and software by teaching them about the stock market and how to research stocks and bonds. These preliminary courses will serve as an introduction to the field of finance to students with developing interests.
Mr. Greg Gerner ’10, co-moderator of the camp alongside Mr. Brian Hayes ’99, stated, “We are looking to make the camp not only educational, but also fun. We want to make the kids want to come to class during the summer.”
In the increasingly complex global economy, careers in finance are becoming more and more sought after. A key factor in finding work in this field is knowledge of the stock market. By taking the initiative and enrolling in the Bloomberg Summer Camps, students obtain vital experience, which will prove to be fruitful in the coming years. As Owen Harte ’16 said, “Taking classes in the Bloomberg Center is a unique experience that most high school students do not get. The opportunity to use the same Bloomberg System that is used on Wall Street will put countless students ahead going into college and ultimately careers in the world of finance.”
To register for the Bloomberg Financial Workshops, please visit: https://www.eply.com/CHSsummerenrichment2016