Shamir Goicochea, a senior in the Stillman Business School, is a Top
20 finalist in the prestigious 2014 Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s
Savvy Credit Video Festival. This contest is designed to encourage
young adults to be smart users of credit. Your vote can help push
Goicochea’s 30-second video, How to Improve Your Credit Score (B), to a
Vote here through Monday, February 3, 2014. No registration is required.
Working with Microsoft PowerPoint, Goicochea used words, graphics and
voiceover to convey his message of controlling credit spending. "I
presented the information in the simplest form so anyone from grade
school to middle school will understand it as well as someone who has
already graduated and has started to work," he said.
Goicochea's entry began as a class assignment in his Securities
Trading and Analysis class, taught by Center for Securities Trading and
Analysis Director Elven Riley. The finance major now hopes to take the
top prize of $3,000 and see his video played at select movie theaters
throughout New York City. A first place win also includes one-on-one
career advice from leading business and entertainment professionals, and
a private tour of the New York Federal Reserve’s Gold Vault.
The videos will be judged by a celebrity panel, including business
news broadcasters Ali Velshi and Maria Bartiromo, during an Awards
Ceremony Wednesday, February 5, at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Goicochea appreciates any voting help he gets from the Seton Hall
community. "I see us as a big family," he said. "It is one of the
reasons I went to Seton Hall. It is a place where not only I wanted to
be, but others wanted me to be too."
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