Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Peer Educator

NIU Financial Cents in looking for peer educators for next semester.  As a current peer educator, I recommend giving it consideration.  It’s a great way to network, educate others, earn a scholarship, and a way to polish your resume.  Being a peer educator allows you to educate others, while also learning in the process.  It’s a great way to develop your communication, writing, and presentation skills.  One of the best things about being a peer educator is how flexible the hours are.  Only 50 hours a semester are required for a scholarship up to $500.  Being a peer educator is also a great way to increase your chances of becoming a graduate assitance upon graduation.  If you’re interested in becoming a peer educator make sure you check out the Financial Cents website.  If you have any question don’t be hesitant to ask.  Email us at finacialcents@niu.edu.   

Monday, April 7, 2014

Negotiating Your Salary

One of the most interesting statistics I have seen lately is “ 8 out of 10 companies are willing to negotiate salary, but only 3 out of 10 job candidates ever try”.  Most people are just leaving money on the table.  Luckily, there is a workshop going on during Money Smart Week (April 9th), to help with the interview process.  This includes maintaining rapport, preparing before the interview, and the actual negotiation.   Finding the job you love is important and graduation is approaching fast. Make sure you get paid what you are worth.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity.  Stop by Money Smart Week and check out the workshop.