The purpose of the faculty orientation session is to (1) help teachers decide if they are interested in participating and (2) prepare them for their role as advisor.
The date(s) and time(s) of this year's faculty orientation session(s) can be found on the New York Fed website. Interested faculty can sign up on the website.
Each year's agenda may be slightly different, but the orientation generally covers any changes in rules and procedures, presentations by Fed staff on the U.S. economy and Fed policy, and advice from experienced teachers on how to develop and prepare a team. This year's agenda is posted on the website near the faculty advisor orientation registration button.
All interested and potential faculty advisors are invited to attend. This year, attendance at one session is mandatory for faculty advisors who did NOT attend a session last year. Attendance is optional (but recommended) for faculty advisors who attended a session last year.
The purpose of the student orientation sessions is to help students prepare for the event. Each year’s agenda may be slightly different, but the orientation generally covers the competition process, presentations by Fed staff on the U.S. economy and Fed policy, and a chance to ask former participants about their experiences.
The dates and times of this year's student orientation sessions can be found on the New York Fed website.
Student orientations are only open to participating schools.
Teams may come to one session only, accompanied by the faculty advisor. When faculty advisors sign their team up on our website, they will be asked to choose which session they would like to attend.
Each faculty advisor should plan on bringing up to five team members. We will contact advisors one week before the orientation and allow additional team members on a space available basis.