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Charlotte, NC  – Students enrolled in the Communities In Schools (CIS) program at Garinger High School will get an inside look at the financial services industry when they participate in the “Explore Your Future” career day at LPL Financial’s Charlotte headquarters on Thursday, March 22.  LPL Financial has worked closely with the CIS staff at Garinger High School to identify students interested in considering the wide range of career opportunities available in the financial services industry. 

Andy Kalbaugh, Managing Director of Institution Services with LPL Financial, will greet the students, provide an overview of the firm, and serve as host of the event.  “LPL Financial is committed to providing this community’s young people with the knowledge and the inspiration to pursue a career in the financial services industry or wherever their interests take them,” said Kalbaugh.  “We are delighted to partner with Communities In Schools to give students a more personal, hands-on experience as they approach graduation and consider their future career plans.”

Visiting students will participate in a range of activities, including:  one-on-one interactions and presentations with LPL Financial employees representing a variety of job functions, a panel discussion that explores executives’ educational backgrounds and career paths, and a tour of the company’s offices in Charlotte.  Participants will also have opportunities to ask questions and engage in individualized discussion with LPL Financial employees during lunch.

“We’re excited to host students from Garinger,” added Kalbaugh. “Our goal is to help them open their minds and see the possibilities the future has to offer.  An event such as LPL Financial’s ‘Explore Your Future’ event is a meaningful way we can have a positive impact with these young students.”

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Media is invited to attend.  Please note the Agenda below and contact Michael Herley at (212) 521-4897 for more information.

 Agenda for March 22 – LPL Financial, 2810 Coliseum Centre Drive, Charlotte NC 28217

 9:45am                         CIS Students from Garinger High School arrive
10:00am-10:10am          Andy Kalbaugh welcomes students and provides LPL Financial overview
10:10am -11:00am         Executive Panels shares their career paths and career guidance
11:00am-11:45am          Students receive a tour of LPL Financial
11:45am-12:30pm         Students each lunch with employee volunteers to further discuss careers
12:30pm-1:00pm           HR team shares resume writing and interview skills
1:00pm                          Students depart

About Communities In Schools
The mission of Communities In Schools (CIS) is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. An affiliate of the national Communities In Schools network, CIS of Charlotte-Mecklenburg currently serves over 6,500 students annually in 44 high poverty Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools who are most at-risk for dropping out. As the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, Communities In Schools is helping build a stronger local community where every child is capable of reaching his or her greatest potential. www.cischarlotte.org

About LPL Financial
LPL Financial, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Investment Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LPLA), is the nation's largest independent broker-dealer (based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2011), a top RIA custodian, and a leading independent consultant to retirement plans. LPL Financial offers proprietary technology, comprehensive clearing and compliance services, practice management programs and training, and independent research to more than 12,800 financial advisors and approximately 670 financial institutions nationwide. In addition, LPL Financial supports over 4,000 financial advisors licensed with insurance companies by providing customized clearing, advisory platforms and technology solutions. LPL Financial and its affiliates have more than 2,700 employees with headquarters in Boston, Charlotte, and San Diego. For more information, visit www.lpl.com.

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