Students get free financial advice, prepping for career path

By Kelly McCarthy

March 12, 2014 Updated Mar 12, 2014 at 5:54 PM EDT

Town of Union, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Some top financial advisors offer free advice to students for their future.

High school students from districts in Broome and Tioga counties were invited to this career event at Visions Federal Credit Union.

A panel shared personal stories and answered questions to give students a better understanding about jobs in the financial field.

"Every single business you are looking at, every single issue you want to get involved in, all have a finance component to it," said Tyrone Muse, President and CEO of Visions Federal Credit Union, "Whether you decide to work for a hospital, whether you decide to work for a not-for-profit."

Financial advisors told students a successful career in any field comes from having a solid education.

"We also just talked about how education was really the bridge," Muse said, "That regardless of what your first plan was, the more time you put in, the more ways you try to prepare through education, the better more likely you are to succeed."

Some students said it has given them motivation to start setting a career path.

"It really tells me what I can do," said 10th grader Ben Bedosky of Union-Endicott, “It tells me how to set goals in my life and how to achieve them. And what it will take to go on that path to do it."

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