What We Do
The goal of the program is to increase financial literacy and financial independance among Emory's student body. The Georgia Student Finance Commission sponsors this program at Emory, as well as other programs at schools across the state of Georgia.
The Peer Financial Counseling Program is composed of student volunteers who speak to various organizations on campus on subjects ranging anywhere from credit cards to investments, and everywhere in between. Students are able (and encouraged) to ask questions regarding any of the content covered in the presentations. They are able to learn from the presentations, as well as personal stories that student volunteers might wish to share.
At the end of each presentation, there are short evaluation forms that are filled out in order to give the student volunteers an idea about which details could be added to the presentations, as well as which information was deemed the most applicable to the student audience. This allows the volunteers to tailor the information to the audience, in order to yield a more productive presentation.