Seton Hall Student Finalist in Video Festival

Vote for Seton Hall University senior Shamir Goicochea in the New York Federal Reserve Video Contest.

Shamir Goicochea. Credit: Seton Hall University.
Shamir Goicochea. Credit: Seton Hall University.

Shamir Goicochea, a senior in the Seton Hall University Stillman School of Business, has been named a Top 20 finalist in the 2014 Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Savvy Credit Video Festival

The tri-state 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.

The Passaic, N.J. native appreciates any voting help he gets from Seton Hall and the surrounding community. 

“I see us as a big family,” Goicochea said. “Anything we can do to help each other would be great.”  


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