Chang School Financial Planning Certificate Leads To Career As A Financial Planner



“To keep yourself up to date, you have to continually take courses so you can help your customers.” —Harpinder Dhaliwal, Personal Financial Planner

Harpinder Dhaliwal graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and started working in the financial field in Toronto.

He frequently met with financial planners and became interested in going back to school to pursue a career as a financial planner himself.

While doing some research about the various courses offered at nearby universities, he heard that Ryerson University has an excellent program.

Harpinder was particularly interested in completing the Certificate in Financial Planning at The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education because graduates not only receive the certificate but are also prepared to write the national examination that leads to the Certified Financial Planner designation by the Financial Planners Standards Council.

Earlier this year, he completed the certificate, wrote the exam and got his designation as a Personal Financial Planner.

He says the flexibility of evening classes allowed him to continue working while completing the certificate. Learning from professors who have practical experience in the field gave him the confidence to achieve greater goals in his own career.

Continuing education is important for recent graduates who want to pursue a career in finance, Harpinder says, because the financial world changes frequently: Governments make changes to taxes and interest rates, and financial institutions introduce new products all the time.


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