Student Involvement Opportunities
Students studying in a financial service-related curriculum (personal financial planning, business, finance, accounting, economics, agricultural economics) may apply to become a Peer Financial Counselor early in the spring semester. After completing extensive training during the fall semester as a volunteer intern, Peer Financial Counselors are then paid to provide individual counseling and financial presentations to students. Students applying should demonstrate an interest in increasing the financial literacy of fellow students and educating others by sharing knowledge learned through training and course work. This is a position that comes with commitment and responsibility as well as great rewards for counselors along the way. Approximately 12 students serve as Peer Financial Counselors during an academic year. Professionals in the field of financial advising often comment how beneficial an experience such as being a peer counselor would have been prior to entering the profession, and would be for a potential hire in the financial services or financial planning field.
Any student may apply to serve as a volunteer member of our Student Advisory Board early in the spring semester. SAB members gain an insider perspective on the missions of Powercat Financial Counseling, and are directly involved in the growth of the center and working towards the goal of increasing financial literacy at Kansas State University. Their combined efforts will shape the center for long-term success. There are a variety of Board positions and involvement available for those not solely focused on financial services, but with interest in gaining experience in other areas such as event planning, advertising, marketing, public speaking, and technology development. The Student Advisory Board meets semi-monthly during the academic fall and spring semesters.