The cost of college is rising, student debt levels are at all time highs, and financial options are increasing for students. However, many students are not learning how to manage their finances and keep up with the changing financial environment. The Department of Health Promotion and Wellness provides a wide variety of health education presentations and workshops to provide to students covering financial wellness and more. See below for more information on each of the presentations or workshops.

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Presentations

Budget for the Future

This interactive presentation provides students with a look towards budgetary commitments after graduation using realistic salaries. Students will learn about costs they may be unfamiliar with, including retirement funds, insurance premiums, and more. In this presentation, students will learn how to:

  • Create a budget that will allow students to be financially prepared and independent
  • Develop current skills that will enhance financial behaviors in college and beyond college
  • Increase knowledge of financial terminology and topics, including credit, loans, credit reports, and credit scores

The Money Emoji

This presentation focuses on two topics: financial health and social media. It hits on the basics of both topics, and allows students to achieve a greater understanding of how their privacy can be impacted by online spending and personal online presentation.

  • Develop a greater understanding of privacy practices related to financial health and social media
  • Increase knowledge of financial terminology and topics, including credit, loans, credit reports, and credit scores
  • Enhance skills to present one’s self more professionally online

Social Media Audit

This interactive presentation allows students to talk in-person about their online self. Over 80% of college students have at least one social media account, and while evidence shows some social media usage can be beneficial for health, excessive social media usage can have detrimental health impacts. In this presentation students will:

  • Conduct a social media “audit” of their own personal social media, including posting behaviors, usage time, and more
  • Assess their current privacy standards and develop a deeper knowledge of privacy settings
  • Understand the long-term impact of irresponsible social media usage

To request any of the following presentations, click the “Request a Presentation” box above. For more information, or to request a specific financial health or social media safety presentation, contact Brittney Vigna at bevigna@ua.edu.