Harrisburg, PA (Oct. 5, 2020) – To assist students in managing their finances, Pennsylvania’s anytime, anywhere digital credit union, PSECU, and Edinboro University will partner to host eight virtual financial education seminars as part of the university’s First-Year Experience (FYE) Common Hour. The live, online seminars will be held simultaneously tomorrow, October 6, from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
“College years are an important time of learning, not just from classroom lessons, but also from new, real-world experiences like living on your own and overseeing personal finances for the first time,” said PSECU President and CEO George Rudolph. “As part of our commitment to serve as a trusted financial partner in the community, we at PSECU are proud to provide financial education resources that lay the groundwork for students’ future money management success. We’re glad that Edinboro University also values the importance of financial education and has partnered with us to share this learning opportunity with first-year students.”
Participating students will select the session that best fits their learning needs from eight unique, age-appropriate topics, including:
- First Spending Plans/Budgeting
- Identity Theft
- Finances & Future Employment
- Understanding Student Loans
- Navigating the Financial Impact of COVID-19
- How to Shop for a Credit Card
- Money Management in Times of Crisis
Each seminar will be hosted by a financial expert from PSECU and will include an icebreaker activity, topic presentation, and interactive learning game and/or workshop. An interactive, open question-and-answer period will conclude each session.
“Edinboro University is committed to giving our first-year students an extended department and university orientation throughout their fall semester at EU,” said Dr. Karen Lindeman, FYE Coordinator and professor in the Early Childhood and Reading Department at Edinboro. “By offering both First-Year Seminars and the weekly Common Hour, such as the financial literacy event, our new students are ensured a smooth transition to college. The financial literacy event sponsored by PSECU is a great example of the well-rounded opportunity FYE offers to our new students to help them discover new things, connect with peers, engage with faculty and staff, and grow to be a Fighting Scot.”
Through its financial education program, WalletWorks, PSECU frequently offers financial workshop presentations for college and university students, community groups, nonprofit organizations, and PSECU’s Select Employee Groups (SEGs) across the state.
“Anyone can request a WalletWorks financial education presentation for their workplace or organization,” said PSECU Financial Education Analyst Lisa Kennedy. “If you’re an HR representative for one of our Select Employee Groups, you can contact your Business Development Manager. For any other requests, please contact us at email@example.com.”
In addition to financial education workshops, WalletWorks offers helpful videos, articles, and worksheets on its webpage, psecu.com/walletworks.
About Edinboro University
Edinboro University is one of Pennsylvania’s most distinguished centers of learning and research. Acclaimed artists, medical professionals, Disney and Pixar animators and leaders in business, education, criminal justice and many other fields have built the foundations of their success at EU. Class sizes are small and are taught by an internationally recognized faculty, 90 percent of whom hold terminal degrees in their field, offering students the personalized and high-quality education they need to succeed.
The University is distinguished by its genuine dedication to student success, promising the attention, careful advising and state-of-the-art facilities necessary to ensure students achieve their goals and exceed their own expectations. Visit edinboro.edu for more information.