Eric Hon wasn't a passive student while completing the Certificate Program in Personal Financial Planning. Rather, he engaged his instructors and took that extra time to pick their brains for career guidance, pointing to instructors Catherine Bradford, Kurt Carrasquilla, Peter Philipp, Frank Pare and Rich Arzaga as being especially supportive and helping him get on the right career path.
The program teaches you the right way to be a financial adviser.
Hon was also an active member of the certificate's Student Advisory Board, creating opportunities for fellow students to get involved through career nights and brown-bag events to study for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP
After successfully completing the certificate and the CFP exam, Hon knows that his newfound skills will benefit him as a financial adviser at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and in any future endeavor. "The program teaches you the right way to be a financial adviser," he says. "I feel much more prepared to do the right thing for the client: listening to their finances, learning about their goals and making the correct recommendations for the client."