Tag Archives: Personal Finance

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From Helmand Province to Human Ecology

Marine Corps Veteran Timothy James (TJ) Larson didn’t know he wanted a career in personal finance, he simply thought of himself as a “money nerd who likes helping people.” Larson (BS Personal Finance expected May 2016) was raised in a family where conversations around managing money were part of everyday life. “I grew up setting […]

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Personal Finance

Ranked #2 in the nation by WealthManagement.com! The Personal Finance major is interdisciplinary with an emphasis on financial management and the economic well-being of individuals and families. The program offers two tracks: (1) the Financial Planning concentrations, a CFP Board-Registered program, for careers in financial advising, coaching, and wealth management, or (2) the Consumer Finance […]

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PF Student Life

Student Organizations Connect with other students while developing your professional resume through an on-campus organization. Financial Occupations Club for University Students (FOCUS) provides career development, improves financial literacy on campus, offers counseling and intervention to fellow students and the surrounding community, and promotes the financial planning process. Phi Upsilon Omicron (Phi U) recognizes and encourages […]

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PF Coursework & Careers

SoHE’s Personal Finance major is a Bachelor of Science program registered with the Certified Financial Planner® Board of Standards. Our coursework is interdisciplinary with an emphasis on financial management and the economic well being of individuals and families. Students can take one of two tracks: the more traditional Financial Planning Concentration for careers in counseling, […]

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Personal Finance Advisory Board

Members of the Personal Finance Advisory Board (PFAB) provide advice, counsel, and support to the UW-Madison School of Human Ecology Personal Finance degree program, its leadership, and its students. Representing the diversity in functional areas within the financial services industry, members are leaders in their field. They have been selected to serve because of their […]

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MJS: SoHE, Shim, and Critical Thinking

(Reposted from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, September 13, 2014) – It is perhaps the least understood school on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. And yet it aims to be the hub of problem-solving for some of the most basic issues of life — how to mindfully raise a child, how to design products and spaces […]

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Majors

This is Where You Belong At the School of Human Ecology, we combine science, creativity, and curiosity to formulate new solutions to some of life’s oldest problems. Our dedication to academic excellence is matched by a strong sense of leadership, service, and enthusiasm for making the world a better place. Above all, we understand that […]

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Alum Makes a Difference

The SoHE’s renamed Michael Axelrod Collaborative Learning Hall recognizes a wonderfully generous gift from Michael Axelrod (BS ’93, Consumer Science). Axelrod started his wealth management career while still a junior in the School of Human Ecology (then Family Resources and Consumer Sciences). Working with the School’s internship coordinator, he secured a highly competitive collegiate internship […]