The Finish Line

You’re almost there. Graduating from college is a huge accomplishment that will take you further. A good job. Graduate school. Your future. Time to focus. GRAD has strategies to help you stay focused on your college goals, along with tips and resources for making the most of the rest of your college experience. You can… Continue reading The Finish Line

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Not Following the Crowd

It’s not always easy to find a first “real” job after college. Even harder? Deciding to take an unconventional career path. But taking the less-traveled route has its benefits, as grads that go for it can attest. Consider programs like Teach for America (teachforamerica.org), The Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship (woodrow.org/fellowships/ww-teaching-fellowships/indiana/), or Projects Abroad (projects-abroad.org).… Continue reading Not Following the Crowd

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Stretch Your Student Dollars

“Live like a student now so you won’t have to later.” That’s a mantra that Morgan McMillan, assistant director of financial literacy at Indiana University, can get behind. The point: You are supposed to be sort of poor at this time in your life, since you don’t have a full-time job or a college degree… Continue reading Stretch Your Student Dollars

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Resources for Smarter Money Management

IU’s MoneySmarts recommends these online resources for better student financial planning: General Financial Literacy Resources Nerd Wallet Cost of Living Calculator, nerdwallet.com. Want to see how much more/less it will cost to live in a city when you graduate? Check out this calculator. LearnVest Knowledge Center, learnvest.com. This site helps you to take control of… Continue reading Resources for Smarter Money Management

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Smart Borrowing Tip

“While a student may be able to borrow to help pay for the cost of textbooks and other miscellaneous expenses, we encourage students to keep the amount of loans they borrow to a minimum by paying for books and other expenses with savings. If they do need to borrow, we recommend they don’t borrow any… Continue reading Smart Borrowing Tip

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Public and Independent College Directory

Public Colleges and Universities Ball State University Graduate School, 2000 W. University Muncie, IN 47306 1-800-382-8540 or 765-285-1297 gradschool@bsu.edu www.bsu.edu/gradschool INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY School of Graduate Studies, 114 Erickson Hall Terre Haute, IN 47809 1-800-444-GRAD or 812-237-3111 grdstudy@isugw.indstate.edu www.indstate.edu/sogs INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON University Graduate School, 130 S. Woodlawn Ave., Kirkwood 111 Bloomington, IN 47405 -7104… Continue reading Public and Independent College Directory

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5 Ways to Launch Your Career

Your career really begins even before you walk across the stage to accept your diploma. Start now, while you’re still a college student, and you’ll improve your chances of getting that first job—and save yourself a lot of anguish during your last semester on campus. Take advantage of campus resources. If you haven’t discovered your… Continue reading 5 Ways to Launch Your Career

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