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Salary, Compensation and Benefits: What to Know About Your First Job

Presented by: Bobbi Vandegrift and Megan Combs, UNI Human Resource Services

Financially, accepting your first job can be a confusing process. Private vs. public employers, benefits and salary negotiation are all factors in finding that perfect first job. Staff members from Human Resource Services will discuss what to watch for and be aware of when accepting a full-time position.

Planning Your Financial Future: The Value of Saving Now

Presented by: Kelly Christensen, Principal Financial Group

Who needs to worry about retirement when you're in your 20s? You do! It's never too early to start planning for your financial future. This session will provide valuable information about the importance of saving early and often, as well as basic investment strategies and the types of financial vehicles that are best suited for young adults.

Know Before You Owe: Student Loans and Repayment

Don’t wait until you’ve graduated to learn about your student loans! Take control now and learn about your student loans and the options that you’ll have to repay them in the future. This session will provide each student with their own individual loan overview as well as information about student loans and the repayment process. Regardless of how much or how long you’ve borrowed, this session is for you!

Benefits and Negotiating Pay

Financially, accepting your first job can be a confusing process. Private vs. public employers, benefits and salary negotiation are all factors in finding that perfect first job. Cindy Webb, human resources, will discuss what to watch for and be aware of when accepting a full-time position. Bring your lunch and join the Office of Student Financial Aid in learning about your financial future. The workshop will conclude with a drawing for food and t-shirt prizes.

 

Know Before You Owe: Insights into Student Loans

The average student loan indebtedness of a UNI student is more than $25,000. Do you know your indebtedness? Do you have a plan for repayment? Elizabeth Minard and Deb Bartels will discuss student loan repayment options and how the choices you make today can impact your future. Bring your lunch and join the Office of Student Financial Aid in learning about your financial future. The workshop will conclude with a drawing for food and t-shirt prizes.

Financial Literacy Quiz Bowl

The Office of Student Financial Aid and the Campus Activities Board are sponsoring the first Financial Literacy Quiz Bowl. Questions will focus on topics such as budgeting, credit, credit cards, saving, financial aid, identity theft, insurance and taxes. Teams of two to five students can register for a chance to win a $400 scholarship. The first 32 teams to submit their team name, team members and contact information to Liz Hoium at ehoium@uni.edu will be eligible to compete. Students who are not competing are encouraged to stop by, cheer for your favorite team and learn more about financial literacy.  All team members must be UNI students and not currently employed by the Office of Student Financial Aid. 

The Psychology of Money

Have you ever considered what a dollar means to you? How and why do consumers purchase (or don’t purchase) certain products and services? What psychological processes are involved in purchases? Brenda Bass will discuss the psychology of consumer behavior and money. Bring your lunch and join the Office of Student Financial Aid in learning about your financial future. The workshop will conclude with a drawing for food and t-shirt prizes!

 

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