Persistence Points

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What are Persistence Points?

Persistence points are a framework for recognizing academic achievement, school persistence, and engagement with FESP. Points are earned for a defined set of accomplishments. Persistence points takes an expansive view of FESP participation and the new behaviors we want to promote, so the activities are grouped in buckets related to academics, work and career, financial management, etc. Some could be actions, such as speaking on behalf of the program, and others could be rewarding specific achievements.

FESP Persistence Point Awards

Financial

Activity

Points

Achieving at least one financial goal that was established with the financial coach

3

Completion of at least three (3) financial coaching sessions

5

Establish and maintain a $250 Emergency Fund for 90 days (minimum)

3

Reduced debt by 10% or more (verified by Financial Coach)

5

Improved credit score of 25+ at one year post-FESP enrollment

5


Career

Activity

Points

Complete a resume

3

Preparing a cover letter

2

Applying to a job with career development coordinator

2

Securing employment in your field of study

5

Securing an internship in your field of study

5

Complete a mock interview with career development coordinator

2


Academic

Activity

Points

Achieving a minimum GPA for the semester:
3.7 or better
3.5 or better
3.0 or better
2.5 or better

 
5
4
3
2

Get an “A” in a credit-bearing course

5

Making it into a Dean’s/President’s List for the semester

5

Joining an Honor’s Society

5

Apply to and successfully receive an outside scholarship

3

Successfully receive acceptance into a 4-year school

5


Professional Development

Activity

Points

Public speaking on behalf of FESP

4

Attending FESP-sponsored professional development workshops

3

Attending a leadership workshop/networking event

3

FESP student referral

2


“Cashing In” Persistence Points

Persistence points accumulate during the FESP member’s career at HCC. Points expire at three years after they are issued and are only redeemable by properly registered HCC students.

Points

Redeemable for

25

Gift cards, Amazon Gift Card, Visa gift card

50

Shop Rite card, TracPhone, Family Event Passes, Amazon Fire Stick, Emergency Charger

75

Amazon Echo Dot, Fitbit Flex, External Hard drive

100

Samsung tablet, Kindle Fire

150

Chrome Book or Tablet

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