Scarlet Guard and the Nebraska Alumni Association hosted the event “Backpacks & Briefcases” a couple weeks ago. At this event, undergraduate and graduate students had the opportunity to go to break out sessions, panels, have professional headshots taken, and get their resumes reviewed. There were two tracks for this event- Backpacks, which was geared toward underclassmen, and Briefcases, which was for upperclassmen.
For our Backpacks presentation we did an overview of many money management topics. We first discussed budgeting and how important it is to stay on track and prevent overspending. Then we talked about credit, including what credit scores and credit reports are all about and what to look for when choosing a credit card. Next, we talked about student loans and how to reduce the amount you need to borrow and what to do with a refund check. Lastly, we discussed the importance of creating financial goals and how to prevent identity theft. We had a great group with great questions!
In our Briefcases presentation we also touched a little bit on budgeting and credit but also focused on planning for retirement. We talked about when to start saving for retirement, what investment options are available, and types of risk and how to manage risk. We really enjoyed presenting to this attentive group of students.
We also had the opportunity to attend a networking reception before the presentations with Scarlet Guard and Legends members. We had a lot of fun meeting students and hearing about their career goals. If you have an event you would like us to present at, just give us a call at 402-472-9093!