Money Mentors are extraordinarily helpful for getting information about college as well as financial aid and scholarships. My Money Mentor helped me develop my understanding of what college life would be like and what kind of scholarships I should apply to. She also helped me get my first internship with the NextGenVest team! If you would like to be a part of NextGenVest, check out the application for our different summer internships here!
At a presentation during my AVID class, a NextGenVest Outreach Leader spoke about all the ways a Money Mentor could help me. Like any teenager, I was skeptical. However, immediately after I sent in a message, I got a reply from my Money Mentor Erika. She talked me through what she was here to do and told me to ask away if I had any questions! I asked her what college life was like, what I should expect in college, and if there were any scholarships I could begin looking into as a high school sophomore. She answered all of my questions and gave me insights about some things that I never thought about asking!
As I began applying for scholarships, my Money Mentor helped with my essays and gave me tips for making my applications stand out. Once I started organizing my finances in preparation for college, she was immensely helpful with filling out the FAFSA and setting up a payment plan for my expenses. She was available all the time, and always responded promptly. I was stressed out at first, but she made the process so much easier and more manageable than I thought possible.
My Money Mentor also helped me put together my resume and find jobs and internships to apply to. She told me about the NextGenVest High School internship, which sounded really cool, so I gave it a shot! I was selected to participate as an Global Business Leader, and I was able to work with the CEO Kelly Peeler and a group of other interns on developing NextGenVest's internal operational structure to grow NextGenVest all over the country. If you're thinking about connecting with a Money Mentor, text the free Money Mentor hotline at 646-652-8149!
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