Judson Students Host "Money Week" to Help Peers Plan for Life After College
(Elgin, IL – November 13, 2012) Students interested in preparing themselves for life after college are invited to join seniors Betsy Carr and Reilly Good for "Money Week" from November 27 - 30. "Money Week" is a week-long, campus-wide event for students to plan financially for life after college led by Money Revolution, a peer-to-peer movement from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans to change the way college students act with and think about money. Betsy Carr of Sterling, Ill., and Reilly Good of Manhattan, Ill., are this year's interns for Money Revolution.
"Money Week" will begin Tuesday at lunch, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., outside of the cafeteria. Betsy and Reilly will be there to discuss Christmas spending plans, and answer any questions students have.
On Wednesday, from noon to 1 p.m., a session will be held in the Eagle Lounge, "Life After College: Part 1" to address questions such as, What can students do now to prepare for life after graduation? How can you evaluate different job offers and choose the best option? What terms should you agree on for job offers?
Thursday at lunch form 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Betsy and Reilly will be outside the cafeteria again, and students are invited to stop by their table to answer the question: What would you do if money really did grow on trees?
Thursday evening from 9:30 - 10:30 p.m. in the Eagle Lounge, a panel of recent Judson alumni will gather for "Life After College: Part 2.” Panelists will answer questions from students about how to prepare themselves for the job market and be financially stable post-graduation.
On Friday from 11 a.m. 1 p.m. in the Reed Room, Dorothy Douglas of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will offer a career building workshop to address professional etiquette, resumes, internships, and ways to find job postings. As a recruiter specialist for Thrivent, Dorothy has 12 years of experience in selecting, interviewing, hiring and managing top talent. She helps career builders identify their interests and strengths and the roles for which they are best suited.
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is a Fortune 500, not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution with more than 100 years of experience in helping people be wise with money.