Personal Financial Planning
PFP Student Organizations
Texas Tech Personal Financial Planning students are encouraged to join student organizations within the department. These student organizations allow students to network with each other and hear from industry leaders.
Entrepreneurs In Risk Management
The Entrepreneurs in Risk Management are dedicated to educating their members on niche markets of the financial services industry. They collaborate with experts from all over the country who educate and mentor their members. This organization has been able to introduce PFP students to different sectors of the financial services industry. Their meetings allow PFP students to drill much deeper into specialized topics and gain insight from experts in the field.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. John Gilliam
Personal Financial Planning Association
PFPA is a student organization in the Personal Financial Planning department that promotes social interactions and fosters professional development for Personal Financial Planning students by providing opportunities for networking, mentoring, and by presenting valuable resources. Their monthly meetings, which range from the State of Department to What Not to Wear, have regularly attracted an average of fifty students. They are also able to provide students with travel reimbursement to encourage attendance at industry events and conferences.
For additional information about this student organization, please contact PFPA President, Tanner Merritt.
Personal Financial Planning Ambassadors
The Personal Financial Planning Ambassadors are a group of students who help within many areas of the PFP department. These areas include: assisting faculty and staff with department events such as Opportunity Days, recruiting prospective students from on and off campus, and looking for improvements to the major so that students will benefit as much as possible. PFP Ambassadors are responsible for developing a "boot camp" for PFP students to help with mock interviews, resumes, and professional development.
For additional information about this student organization, please contact any of the advisors.
Robert Barnhill PFP Toastmasters Chapter
The Robert Barnhill PFP Toastmasters Chapter is dedicated to making its members more competent communicators and leaders. Chartered in November 2014, the Robert Barnhill PFP Toastmasters Chapter has grown quickly and is currently the largest chapter in Lubbock. Their members include undergraduates, graduate students, faculty members of the PFP department along with local professionals.
The chapter is named after Professor Robert Barnhill in honor of his life-long passion for Toastmasters and his dedication to the Personal Financial Planning Department at Texas Tech. Professor Barnhill was a member of Toastmasters International for more than 30 years and served as President in 1996-1997.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. John Salter