Andrew Kish

Andrew Kish

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

Graduate student will pursue CFP certification in hopes of being a resource for financial education


Jackson, Georgia


M.S. Financial Planning


Student Financial Planning Association; Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Associate; Dean's List; Graduate Teaching Assistant

Why I chose my major

While searching through possible graduate programs after my undergraduate studies in Finance, I stumbled into the office of Dr. Michael Thomas while he was trying to eat a quick meal between virtual classes. He had told me that he had about five minutes to talk about the Financial Planning program, and we then spoke for twenty minutes. The best thing about the Financial Planning program is that it acts as a springboard to launch students into a career that makes a lasting impact on the lives of families that are faced with financial decisions.

What I like most about FACS

The people that comprise the FACS community, from the faculty to the students, seem to form a family that supports each other from the moment you arrive. Since transferring from a much smaller school, I had struggled to find that connection at the seemingly massive University of Georgia. The friends that I have met from my time within the program have made a lasting impact on my final moments in higher education.

Post-graduation Plans

I plan to pursue my CFP certification and begin working at a fee-only financial planning firm to assist individuals and families with their financial and non-financial decisions. I hope to become a resource in my community to better drive financial education at earlier stages as well.

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