"Get Real!" Series Concludes with Session on Investing

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Westminster College "Get Real!" series concludes Thursday, April 16, with "Investing after College - Goals, Opportunities, and Avenues" presented by David Smith, Westminster assistant professor of accounting.

The session will deal with the need for investing; how to create an investing mentality; how to spot investment opportunities and avoid investment traps; what types of investments to purchase; and how to mix investments to obtain a high quality investment portfolio.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, the "Get Real!" series acquaints students with life after college. It provides helpful advice on financial planning; banking; medical care; consumer and personal legal matters; apartment, auto, and house hunting; getting the most out of leisure activities; and preparing for lifelong relationships.

Each session covers a different topic and runs from 12:40-1:50 p.m. in the Witherspoon Lakeview Room. Attendance is limited to 25 students, with preference given to juniors and seniors. This is the final session for the spring semester.

Contact Rachel Lantz, resident director, at (724) 946-7913 or e-mail GetReal@westminster.edu for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is ranked 15th among liberal arts colleges, according to the Washington Monthly 2007 Annual College Guide. Westminster is a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Guide to America's Best Colleges, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 368 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and was recognized by the Templeton Guide as a "Character Building College."

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus.

David Smith