The Grand Rapids Community College Financial Aid Office will be hosting Lunch and Learning Financial Literacy Workshops starting tomorrow.
“We believe it is important to give students tools they need to make wise financial decisions,” said Associate Director of Financial Aid Compliance, Paul Doane. “These workshops are designed to assist in that process.”
The first workshop will discuss how to strategically save money and how to reduce debt while building healthy spending habits. The financial aid office will be encouraging students to set a goal and make a plan to maintain their abilities to save money. This will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center in room 336.
The next workshop, scheduled for March 21, will focus on internships, income and career choices. During this workshop students will learn the importance of obtaining an internship while gaining experience and possibly receive the opportunity to make money and college credit. The workshop will be from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m at the Main Building in room 144.
“One thing that I found over the years is that students who are successful in obtaining their first job and are doing it faster than those who have more than just a piece of paper saying that they completed a program,” Doane said. “The students who have internships or work experiences along with a piece of paper or resume tend to be much more attractive to employers.”
For both workshops, students are invited to bring their lunch and receive information to assist them while they eat.