Financial counseling and planning
This curriculum prepares students for professional work related to financial counseling and planning (FCP). FCP is a growing career field and appeals to students who want to impact the lives of individuals and families through the complex process of financial decision making by providing advice on investments, insurance, mortgages, college savings, estate planning, taxes, and retirement.
The financial and counseling undergraduate program at Iowa State University (ISU) is the only program of its kind offered in Iowa. Graduates of the program are prepared for employment in organizations committed to improving the financial capability of individuals and families.
- private practice
- law firms
- extension and outreach services
- credit and debt repayment agencies
- banks and credit unions
- financial planning firms
- military financial counselor contracts
- government agencies
Careers and internships
As a graduate of the financial counseling and planning program, you are well-prepared to guide clients in developing successful strategies to achieve your financial goals and to support clients as you work through your financial challenges and opportunities. You are also able to pursue advanced educational options in graduate programs.
Prepare for your next job or internship with Career Services, where staff help you with job and internship searches, interview preparation, and resume/cover letter reviews.
Look at a list of career possibilities inside the financial counseling and planning industry.
Internships are available with various companies and firms. For more information, visit our careers and internship page.