Landon Powell

Landon Powell

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

Powell enjoys the opportunity to build relationships with classmates and professors in FACS


Cartersville, Ga.


Financial Planning


UGA Baptist Collegiate Ministries; Student Financial Planning Association; First Honors Graduate; President’s List

Why I chose my major

I found my love for financial planning at 16 after a job shadowing day and I haven’t looked back since. I chose financial planning because it is the perfect mix of working with people and technical financial work. I also knew I wanted to complete my degree at UGA because of my love for the university and the amazing faculty in the financial planning program. After going through the major, I know I made the right decision.

What I like most about FACS

My favorite part about FACS is the college feels like a big family, especially within your major. After a semester or two, you know most of the other students in your classes and there is a great sense of collaboration. The faculty and advisors are each personally invested in your success. I have had a great opportunity to build relationships with many of my classmates and professors, which is what makes FACS special.

Post-graduation plans

I plan to jump into studying for the CFP® exam and take the November 2022 exam. During that time of CFP® preparation, I plan to travel for a few months then begin a part-time job, ideally in the financial planning industry.

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