On Wednesday, January 21st four members from the FPA of MN spoke to the Finance club of Minnesota State University, Mankato. Mike Branham, past FPA National President, and Derek Grant, Megan Olson and Nick Thunker represented the Career Development Committee of our chapter.
Approximately 40 finance majors from MSU – Mankato learned about the FPA and the financial planning profession. Resources provided by the FPA, such as FPA Mentor Match, chapter meetings, FPA NexGen and our local chapters Career Day, which will be held on February 27th, were discussed.
The FPA of MN and the Career Development Committee hope to strengthen the connection with the students at MSU-Mankato; to serve as a resource on an ongoing basis, to provide mentoring and a path to future employment in the profession.
The evening concluded with a panel discussion and pizza. Mike, Derek, Megan and Nick shared their career experiences with the students, which will be invaluable as they consider starting on the path to their own career in financial planning.