Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics
Cochran inspired by the passion for helping others demonstrated by faculty, fellow students
Dual major in financial planning and consumer economics
Zell Miller Scholarship; President’s List; Dean’s List; president of the Club Cross Country and Track Team (Spring 2020 - Fall 2021); secretary of the Student Financial Planning Association (Fall 2020 - Spring 2022); captain for the UGA AFCPE Knowledge Bowl Team (Fall 2021); alternate for the UGA AFCPE Knowledge Bowl Team (Fall 2020); financial service provider at the ASPIRE Clinic (Fall 2021); VITA Tax Manager (Spring 2022); member of the Navigators (Fall 2020 - Present)
- Why I chose my major
I came into the financial planning major after my general advisor told me that it involves math and that, more important to me, it helps people. I stayed because I saw how relevant finances are to people’s lives, from my family and our farm to the well-to-do corporate executive to the neighbor down the street. It affects our emotions, and in turn, our behaviors, which I wanted to explore more. As for consumer economics, I feel it gives me a different perspective on having an awareness of how we as a society are affected by consumerism as well as how we have tools that we can draw upon to help us be informed in making economic transactions.
- What I like most about FACS
The passion that everyone has, not only for what we’re learning, but also for what we’re being shaped to do - helping others. It makes it a whole lot easier to engage with the material and connect with students and faculty, who are also great!
- Post-graduation plans
I am applying for the master’s in financial planning with the behavioral finance track as I really enjoy the interplay between the mental/behavioral component of people with financial tools and education. After that, I would like to work in some way that involves behaviors with financial planning through a financial planning firm, financial counseling or some other route.