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Molly Arrowood

Molly Arrowood

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

Financial planning combines Arrowood' love of finance with her passion for helping people

Hometown

Athens, Ga.

Major

Financial Planning. Minor: Consumer Economics

Activities and Honors

Phi Upsilon Omicron Honor Society Member (FACS Honor Society); Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program; Student Financial Planning Association member; financial service provider for the ASPIRE Clinic; participated in the FPA Financial Planning Challenge; regular volunteer with the Salvation Army working with their Angel Tree project for 5+ years; Presidential Scholar; chosen to participate in the Department of Communication Studies 2019 Spring Public Speaking Contest where I spoke about why personal finance needs to be integrated in mandatory education standards for elementary through college.

Why I chose my major

I knew I wanted to make an impact on people. After trying a couple different majors, I took a family economics class with Dr. Antonoudi and knew I had found what I wanted to do. Financial Planning combines my skill for planning and finance with my passion for helping people. Financial planners serve clients through some of the happiest and most challenging parts of their lives. Money is SO personal, so we have to have counseling and people skill s- we do more than just put together Excel spreadsheets!

What I like most about FACS

The family feel. I’m a second generation FACS graduate. My mom is a 1994 FACS graduate, so I could already see how the connections she made at FACS had stuck with her to this day. From the first day I stepped foot in Dawson Hall,I have had that feeling of being connected. I’ve met my best friends, lifelong mentors, and the best professors through FACS. I will forever be thankful to this college for that.

Post-graduation plans

I am currently interviewing with financial planning firms all along the East coast! I hope to work for a fee-only firm as a planner and work my way up through that career track. I also plan to sit for the CFP certification exam in March. And on a personal note, I’m getting married here in Athens in April. Lots of big things happening and I couldn’t be more excited!

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