Medgar Evers College to Promote Smart Money Management Skills Among College Students

Monster’s Making It Count “Ultimate Money Skills: College” program provides students with tips on effective credit card use, budgeting, and taking control of student loan debt

The Freshman Year Program of Medgar Evers College (CUNY) will host Making It Count’s “Ultimate Money Skills: College,” a financial success presentation created to educate and empower college students to develop smart money management skills. Making It Count, an educational service provider for students and a business unit of Monster Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST), is teaming up with Bank of America, one of the world’s largest financial institutions to provide the free presentation on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 11:30am in Founders Auditorium -1650 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.

The “Ultimate Money Skills: College” program provides students with an understanding of appropriate credit card use, how to develop and follow a budget, banking options, how to protect their identity and the importance of saving.

“The Ultimate Money Skills: College program emphasizes the importance of how the choices students make about money while in college can have a direct impact on their future financial success,” said JR Cifani, Vice President and General Manager, Making It Count. “Knowing undergraduates are busy with academics, internships and extra-curricular activities, we developed a succinct, yet informative, program to help them make smart financial decisions.”

Students and administration who attended the “Ultimate Money Skills: College” program found the presentation extremely valuable and effective. On a 10-point scale, college personal rated the program’s value at 9.4 and its effectiveness at 9.6. Students were also impressed, giving the program a 9 for value and 9.5 for effectiveness.

The presentation is supplemented by, which offers more information on the topics covered in the presentation, as well as an opportunity for students to submit solutions to money-related challenges, provide their own money-making and money-saving tips and read a money-management blog, written by college students.

Contacts: Making It Count: 513-772-1188. Freshman Year Program/Medgar Evers College:
Jeffrey Sigler – 718.270.4960/5085.

More information about the presentation can be found online at

About Making It Count

Making It Count provides a nationally recognized series of live, in-school presentations that educate and motivate teens to excel in both personal and professional educational endeavors. Delivered by a roster of skilled presenters from a variety of backgrounds, the corporate-sponsored programs reach more than 2.5 million students every year, and are hosted at over 5,000 high schools and 650 colleges nationwide.

About Monster Worldwide

Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST), parent company of Monster®, the premier global online employment solution for more than a decade, strives to bring people together to advance their lives. With a local presence in key markets in North America, Europe, and Asia, Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally. Through online media sites and services, Monster delivers vast, highly targeted audiences to advertisers. Monster Worldwide is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the NASDAQ 100. To learn more about Monster’s industry-leading products and services, visit More information about Monster Worldwide is available at

About Medgar Evers College, CUNY

Medgar Evers College was founded in 1970 through the efforts from educators and community leaders in central Brooklyn. The College is named after Medgar Wiley Evers, a Mississippi-born black civil rights activist who was assassinated on June 12, 1963. The College is divided into four schools: The School of Business; The School of Professional and Community Development; The School of Liberal Arts and Education; and The School of Science, Health, and Technology. Through these Schools, the College offers 29 associate and baccalaureate degree programs, as well as certificate programs in fields such as English, Nursing, and Accounting. Medgar Evers College also operates several co-curricular and external programs and associated centers such as the Male Development and Empowerment Center, the Center for Women’s Development, the Center for Black Literature, and The DuBois Bunche Center for Public Policy.