Event: Credit Card Workshop

ALPFA, BAP, and FMA will be hosting a credit card workshop with Carrie Fleisher from M Financial, who has been in the financial industry for over 27 years. Here, we’ll learn about managing credit cards, hidden risks, and more. A thorough Q&A will follow. Light food and beverage provided!

This is our first event in a financial series. The series will span over the next few months will several notable speakers on important topics like student loans and beyond. If you’re interested in up to a $1000 scholarship, this is the first event you need to attend to find out more information.

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Who’s Invited: All Portland State students
Day: Thursday, February 12th, 2015
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Cramer Hall 170
Cost: Free
RSVP: None. Just show up!


Postponed: Biggest Gainer Financial Series

The word is out – ALPFA, BAP, and the FMA have teamed up to bring you a one-of-a-kind financial series: The Biggest Gainer.

Over the next few months, we will be hosting workshops with various themes like student loans, credit cards, taxes, and insurance, among others. These workshops will be presented by professionals that have experience advising people and companies about their finances from firms like the Motley Fool and NPR, so you are guaranteed to learn something new during each session. And this is totally FREE.

But here’s the best part; as the workshops go on, there will be a competition where a team of 4 that improves their combined credit scores the most will win a $1,000 scholarship that can be used during Summer or Fall term. During the kick off session, we will use Credit Karma to look up your credit score and you will form teams of 4 for the competition. There will be free pizza and John Maxfield from the Motley Fool will be speaking on the importance of financial literacy. After the kickoff event, there will be a total of 5 workshops that will take place either on Tuesday or Thursday evening from 6 to 8pm.

If you’re interested in keeping up to date or creating a team prior to the event, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and check in on the website.

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Who’s Invited: All Portland State students
Day: TBD
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Where: SMSU 328 + 329
Cost: Free
RSVP: None. Just show up!

LinkedIn Workshop

It’s that time of year again! You’re back in class, getting a hang of things, and excited to make the most of the school year. Networking is already happening in hopes of summer internships or jobs and your connections list on LinkedIn keeps growing. But, wait… What if you don’t have a LinkedIn account? What if you feel as if your profile is lacking?

It is no secret that in order to succeed in the business realm, you not only have to have a LinkedIn account, but you have to use it properly. That’s why we’re here, hosting another LinkedIn workshop. Last time we had one in Spring term, lots of students came out and learned, plus they built some great connections.

This term, our speaker will be from Intel. Come prepared (bring a resume and dress business cas’) and get ready to master LinkedIn. Our Marketing Director will have her nice camera prepped if you need a profile picture taken. Free food and refreshments provided!

Who’s Invited: All Portland State students
Day: Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
Time: 4:15-5:30pm
Where: SBA 140
Cost: Free
RSVP: No need!

Questions? Comments? Feel free to email alpfa@pdx.edu or tweet us @PSU_ALPFA. See you then!