Personal Financial Planning
Jobs & Professional Residencies
We are pleased to offer this opportunity for students and employers to connect. The Department of Personal Financial Planning at Texas Tech offers a Bachelors in PFP, an Accelerated Bachelors to Masters in PFP, a traditional Masters in PFP, and joint graduate degrees coupled with concentrations in Business, Accounting, and Law. This gives our students great depth and diversity, and makes the Personal Financial Planning program at Texas Tech a great place for students to get an education and for employers to find highly qualified candidates for wide range of career opportunities.
As part of their degree plan, students in the undergraduate program are required to complete a 300-hour paid Professional Residency. Their participation in the Professional Residency Program results in better preparedness for their future careers in financial planning profession. This experience increases the value of our students' education by giving them an opportunity to further develop their technical skills while also establishing relationships with professional mentors in the financial planning community. Firms hosting Professional Residents get a chance to recruit some of the most talented financial planning students in the country and contribute to their education and the overall advancement of the financial planning profession.
How to Hire Texas Tech PFP Students
If you are hoping to hire one of our Personal Financial Planning students for a professional residency, please keep in mind that most students will have their professional residency secured by April of the year they will complete their professional residency. Many companies use Opportunity Days as a way to interview, network and get to know students. Many students are offered professional residencies during this event. In addition to Opportunity Days, the Department of Personal Financial Planning hosts a Fall Career Day for students seeking full-time employment following December graduation or those seeking summer internships.
If you want to hire a student for a professional residency or full-time opportunity, please send a job posting to Deena Katz and she will get it posted on our jobs page.
- "6 Keys to Creating a Successful Internship Program" from WealthManagement.com featuring Deena Katz
- Professional Residency Manual
- Residency Program Creation Guide
- PFP Job Board
- Get on our Employer Mailing List. We send two newsletters per year that keep employers informed of recruiting events, statistics of our graduating classes, and more.
For more information about hiring Personal Financial Planning students, please contact:
Deena Katz, CFP®