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Stillman Student Needs Your Vote to Help Win Tri-State Video Competition
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Shamir GoicocheaShamir 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 win.

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 in Manhattan.

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."

For more information please contact:
Elven Riley
(973) 761-9125


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