Can students change a bank?
Student bloggers team up with RBC to tackle student financial
Students across Canada who are wrestling with financial questions
can now easily tap into a database of information through
a team of student bloggers writing daily blogs -- all part
of RBC's new student-led online community accessible through
Facebook via our fan page "RBC Bankbook," or directly
through our student blogs at www.rbcp2p.com.
March 17, 2008
Six full time post-secondary students, selected by their
peers, whittled down from 130 online auditions, made the final
cut to become the first RBC p2p student bloggers. While these
pioneers come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences,
they all share a conviction to give students the financial
know-how in a way that makes sense for them. Using their unique
personalities and perspectives, RBC's p2p bloggers aim to
create an open forum for students to share financial problems
The p2p bloggers, including their first blog topics, are:
- Henry Gordon-Smith, 21, University of British Columbia
-- "How not to throw your identity down the trash"
- Kate Longmoore, 20, University of Ottawa, -- "I want
a cooler phone for my hard-earned money!"
- Zachary Pedersen, 21, Ryerson University -- "Debt
repayment from a procrastinator's point of view"
- Nathan Jenkins, 19, York University -- "So how do
you prove your worth?"
- George Panayotou, 29, York University -- "Guitars
and Amps and Microphones...oh my
how to buy what you
- Nick Simard, 27, from St. Mary's University -- "Shopping
notes from a frugalitarian"
Visit the RBCp2p site at www.rbcp2p.com
or check out our Facebook fan page "RBC Bankbook."
RBC talked to students at length and learned that they care
very much about their financial well being, and want to make
smart informed decisions but felt that approaching a bank
was intimidating; students too don't want to be in a financial
mess. Through RBCp2p blogs students are given a space and
voice to say what they need to say, ask the important questions
and get relevant answers.
Log on www.RBCp2p.com,
see what the bloggers are talking about, and choose one you
think can best understand your situation and ask them to go
to bat for you
seeing as how RBC p2p bloggers have been
given access to RBC experts. RBC p2p host Michel Savoie, not
long out of school himself, leads the team and keeps the topics
and camaraderie flowing. Visit the site often to learn from
the experiences of others, and share your own thoughts and
For some personal phone or face time with our RBC p2p
Host or a member of the student blogging team, please contact:
Michel Savoie, Host, RBC p2p @ http://blogs.rbc.com/rbcp2p/msavoie.html
Jackie Braden, Media Relations, RBC at (416) 974-2124