MSUFCU Financial Innovation and Education Center opens
Intern program expands
EAST LANSING, MI (May 13, 2016) — MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) is pleased to announce that the Financial Innovation and Education Center’s (FIEC) first class of interns will begin on May 16, 2016. The FIEC is located at 309 E. Grand River in East Lansing and will provide professional experience to college students in the Greater Lansing area.
At 2,910 square feet, the FIEC provides workspaces for 22 interns and 12 full-time employees in the Credit Union’s Member Relations and Financial Education departments. Its close proximity to MSU’s campus allows for convenient access to those who live on campus or commute to East Lansing.
The FIEC will also allow MSUFCU to expand its financial education presence on campus, providing space for employees managing its Financial 4.0 website and app for college-age students and the Financial Peer Education Program. Financial 4.0 houses blogs on financial topics, financial education videos, free financial resources, and contests, providing students with the opportunity to improve their financial literacy. The Financial Peer Education Program is a result of MSUFCU’s partnership with Visa, which made a $250,000 donation to MSU to develop a program designed to improve financial literacy among college students through interactive online and in-person resources.
“In opening the FIEC, we are able to offer invaluable learning experiences to our student-interns, preparing them to become future leaders,” said April Clobes, MSUFCU President and Chief Executive Officer. “The FIEC is designed to prepare students for full-time positions after college, possibly with the Credit Union. Retaining top talent at MSUFCU and within the Greater Lansing area helps to create a vibrant community.”
About Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU)
Founded in 1937, MSUFCU has a national reputation for excellence and has received several top industry and workplace awards, including being named a Best Credit Union to Work For® by American Banker for the sixth year, a Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press for 12 consecutive years, and a National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® winner for seven consecutive years. MSUFCU has also been certified as a Great Place to Work® for 10 consecutive years and has been recognized by the Credit Union National Association, earning first place for the people-helping-people philosophy Louise Herring Award. MSUFCU is headquartered in East Lansing, Michigan; has 23 branches; nearly 350,000 members; over $7.45 billion in assets; and more than 1,100 employees. For more information, visit msufcu.org.