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    More Mentors Needed!

    Michigan State University began a new program this Fall entitled "Financial Planning and Wealth Management". For more information on the specifics of this program, please click here. Stephen Schiestel, CFA, Professor of Practice and Administrative Director of the Broad College of Business, Department of Finance at MSU, has informed us that they currently have 17 students enrolled in their new program. He has also indicated that some of his students are looking for internships and soon, full-time positions. When we receive information on students looking for internships and/or full-time employment, we will post same on the FPA of Michigan Job Board.

    The FPA of Michigan has teamed up with MSU (as well as other universities in Michigan) and we are currently looking for FPA Members to volunteer to mentor students studying Personal Financial Planning and aspiring to become a CFP®. As a mentor, you will guide students over a minimum of three phone calls as they complete their personal financial planning degrees and transition into their financial planning careers. 

    Becoming a mentor allows you to provide students with “real world” advice and educate them on the different career paths available. Students will look to their mentors as a sounding board as they begin to navigate their financial planning careers. As a mentor you will also be encouraged to help the graduating student begin their journey into the FPA of Michigan by inviting them to events and introducing them to NexGen. The mentorship coordinator will provide guidance of topic areas to cover over the three phone calls. 

    There is no physical requirement, mentors can live in anywhere in the State of Michigan. Mentors will be invited to the students final capstone financial planning presentation and invited as a guest speaker if they are interested, but it is not required to attend.

    If you are interested in giving back, please click here to sign up.

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