Seniors Davis Gardner and Cade Philips were among the 56 financial planning students from 28 colleges and universities who attended TD Ameritrade Institutional’s annual conference for independent registered investment advisors in February in Orlando, Florida. The students had the opportunity to explore job possibilities and meet financial professionals and experts from across the nation. Virginia Tech’s financial planning program, based in Pamplin, is nationally recognized for its teaching and advising strengths, placement and alumni achievements, and active student Financial Planning Association group.