Promoting Financial Wellness Through a Coaching Lens: Coaching Skills for Deeper Student Impact
Erin Swenson, InsideTrack
Stephanie Vallance, InsideTrack
We know from research and national student surveys that students feel stressed about money. So how do we as practitioners best support students individually in gaining the knowledge, skills, abilities and confidence to support their financial decisions in the short term and long term?
By applying coaching methodology, we can increase students’ awareness and enhance their ability to effectively navigate and seek out resources and opportunities available, both within college and beyond.
Same Campus, Miles Apart: Addressing the Racial Wealth Divide
Carissa Uhlman, Inceptia
Kristin Bhaumik, University of Michigan
There is an often overlooked factor working against many of our students: the racial wealth divide.
At a time when black families hold only $5.04 in wealth for every $100 held by white families, with household wealth for minorities on a 50-75% decline since 1983, we must examine how this gap plays out across academics and how we can take steps to broaden the discussion on our campuses. Join us for a data dive, and strategies to educate students, staff, and peer mentors on this topic.
Supporting First Generation College Students Through Resource Access and Financial Education
Kiana A. Piña, Alamo Colleges District - Palo Alto College
Destiney N. Espinoza, Alamo Colleges District - Palo Alto College
Learn how an institution developed a Financial Wellness Program within its’ advocacy center by using student data to create learning outcomes. This session will provide an overview of a decentralized financial wellness program model at a community college. Attendees will also understand the importance of offering this resource to under-served populations. Through an established advocacy center, research, and a student- centered approach, developing a program on your campus can become a reality!
Gaining Institutional Buy-in by Aligning Financial Education and Career Positioning
Jimena Huaco, Champlain College
We’ll share lessons learned from a program that moved from Student Life into Career Services and how we are leveraging a new career and personal finance curriculum to enhance the value to our students and increase buy-in by becoming part of our institutional brand.
Participants will get to analyze the challenges and benefits of their organizational structure and leave with quantifiable factors they can use to gain institutional support while getting students to see the value of their program.
Student Voices, Student Solutions: Financial Wellness as a Prerequisite to Student Success
Kasey Klepfer, Trellis Company
Jeff Webster, Trellis Company
Students say they are stretched to their limits financially and that the demands on their time as working students force them to adopt academic shortcuts that reduce their likelihood of graduating. Through its Student Financial Wellness Survey of 58 colleges across 12 states and through a large qualitative study on low food security among college students, our non-profit organization has been helping colleges understand the interplay of student finances and student success.
From Peer to Professional: Preparing for Post-Grad Life
Amy Nihart, Procter & Gamble
Have you ever wondered what the transition is like when peers graduate? A recent graduate and former Peer Financial Educator will share her experience, how the peer role prepared her for post-grad life, and program suggestions to maximize peer effectiveness while preparing for the next life phase. This session will give you an opportunity to hear about peer programs from a different perspective and ask questions about any aspect of the transition from someone going through the experience now.