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Networking! Networking!! Networking!!!

Networking is the key to success. Take the advantage of the following great opportunities to build your professional network.

1. Internship Workshops

These workshops are designed to help you develop crucial skill sets in your career development and allow you to build your professional network. Please mark your calendar and plan ahead.

Fall 2012 Workshop Schedule

October 1, Monday, from 5pm to 7pm in JH 4117

November 5, Monday, from 5pm to 7 pm in JH 4117

December 3, Monday, from 5pm to 7 pm in JH 4117

Spring 2013 Workshop Schedule

February 7, Thursday, from 5pm to 7pm in JH 4117

March 7, Thursday, from 5pm to 7 pm in JH 4117

April 4, Thursday, from 5pm to 7 pm in JH 4117


2. Student Membership with the Society of Financial Services Professionals (SFSP)

Under the leadership of Dr. Michael Phillips, Director of the Center for Financial Planning and Investment, CSUN is recognized as the 31st “University Partner” of the Society of Financial Services Professionals ( The SFSP is a national network for professionals working in the financial services industry.

It is highly recommended that you become a student member of the SFSP.

  • What can you expect?

According to the FSP’s website - The FSP’s website ( offers a Career Center where student members may post resumes anonymously, view available career opportunities, and apply for internship positions. Students receive a special reduced membership rate, which entitles them to all electronic access to the FSP’s Journal, section newsletters, discussion boards, and other members-only benefits.

You may join one of the following chapters:

-          Sam Fernando Valley Chapter

-          Los Angeles County Chapter

-          Pasadena – San Gabriel Chapter

Founded in 1928, the Society of Financial Service Professionals is the standard bearer for excellence in professionalism, advanced continuing education, and ethical guidance for the nation's top financial advisers. The Society has approximately 14,000 members, each of whom holds one or more of the following recognized financial service credentials: CASL®, CEBS®, CFA®, CFP®, ChFC®, CIMA®, CLF®, CLU®, CPA, CPC, CPCU, CTFA, EA, JD, MSFS/MSM, REBC®, RHU®, Graduate Degrees in Financial Services. Active in 160 Chapters nationwide, Society members assist the public in their efforts to achieve personal and business-related financial goals. Consumers can obtain free financial information or find a Society member in their community by calling the Society's toll-free National Consumer Referral Service at 1-888-243-2258 or visiting