The Peer Financial Educator Program is designed to provide financial education from students, to students at the UW-Whitewater campuses. Peer Financial Educators provide one-on-one coaching sessions, facilitate presentations and workshops, and participate in the support of social media and special events.
Meet the 2019-2020 Peer Financial Educators:
Josh is a Finance major scheduled to receive his BBA and graduate in May of 2020. He became interested in working as a Peer Financial Educator because he really likes to help others. He has a strong knowledge base about personal finance, and finance in general, and the PFE position seemed like one that would allow him to put his skills to work to helping others. He is interested in becoming a financial planner, and this opportunity gives him a way to work with others about finance in preparation for his career. In addition to academics and his role as a PFE, Josh loves to play golf in his free time. He grew up in Franklin, Wisconsin and is an avid Badger and Brewer fan. During his free time, he enjoys volunteering at a local elementary school assisting with first grade math, reading, and writing.
Jake is a junior at UW-Whitewater and is double-majoring in Finance and Information Technology. He will be graduating in the spring of 2021 and wants to work as a financial planner. Jake wanted to be a PFE to learn more about financial literacy, and be able to help other students manage their money effectively. In addition, he wanted to gain experience working one-on-one and presenting to others. Outside of work and school, Jake loves all Wisconsin sports, the Chicago Blackhawks, racing, working on cars, and playing golf.
If interested in becoming a Peer Financial Educator for the 2020-2021 academic year, complete and submit an application by Wednesday, April 15.