Friday, August 7, 1:15 – 2:00pm
CFP® Certification Examination Updates: Job-Task Analysis, Exam Development, and Computer-Based Testing
In this presentation, an update on the 2015 Job-Task Analysis (JTA) will be provided, highlighting the process followed to complete the JTA and key outcomes. Information will be presented on the process used to develop new examination content for the CFP® Certification Examination, in light of the changes from the JTA. Key item development principles will be outlined, from item-writing procedures, including examples of different types of items, to item analysis and item banking.
Hosting a Financial Planning Career Day
In January 2015, Saint Joseph’s University and the Financial Planning Association (FPA) Philadelphia Tri-State Area chapter hosted the first Financial Planning Career Day in Philadelphia. Over 50 students and career changers interviewed with nearly 20 firms for both full-time and internship positions. Financial planning students from programs across the region attended to meet with practitioners and to interview for internships and entry-level positions. Students also received career advice about preparing for and entering the profession.
Not only do students benefit from a Career Day, hosting a Career Day is also a fantastic way to raise the profile of the financial planning program on campus, generate buzz about financial planning throughout the community, and raise awareness of the financial planning program among firms who are looking for young talent. Many financial planning firms have a small staff and hire infrequently and/or in small numbers. In addition, they are looking for students with specialized knowledge, so traditional campus Career Fairs are not an effective way for them to meet financial planning students.
Firms Only Session: Best Practices in Career Pathing
Moderated by John Loper, CFP®, CFP Board’s Director of Corporate Relations, this session will take a closer look at some of the industry’s best practices in career pathing.