Graduating Senior Series

Graduation is right around the corner. You found all the right tools to get your degree—now it's time to get the tools you'll need to navigate life and finances after college. (And eat some snacks and maybe win some prizes too!)

A drawing of a graduation cap with the words "Graduating senior series."We developed the Graduating Senior Series in conjunction with Michigan Tech Benefits, Financial Services, Alumni Engagement, and Annual Giving, and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Part 1 | Navigating the Workplace Climate

MUB Ballroom
Thursday, October 27, Noon–1 p.m.

Using actual case studies, this interactive presentation will discuss federal, state and corporate laws regarding equal employment opportunity, harassment on the job, protected class status, and how to find out if a company is inclusive. Offered by the Center for Diversity & Inclusion and Institutional Equity departments.

Part 2 | Handling Personal Finances

MUB Ballroom
Thursday, November 3, Noon–1 p.m.

A new job does not mean you won the lottery. Learn how to make the most of your personal finances. Engaging guest speaker Brent Peterson, Michigan Tech Hockey Alumnus and a Financial Adviser with Edward Jones, will be discussing ways to make your money work for you and smart investments.

Part 3 | Managing your Student Loans

MUB Ballroom
Friday, November 11, Noon–1 p.m.

Don't get weighed down by crippling debt. Get all your questions answered regarding student loan pay-offs. Presented by Michigan Tech Financial Services.

Part 4 | Understanding Company Benefits

MUB Ballroom
Tuesday, November 29, Noon–1 p.m.

Adulting doesn't have to be that hard. Make informed decisions about health benefits and retirement plans as you enter the workplace. Presented by Michigan Tech's Benefits department.

Part 5 |Now What? Life after College

MUB Ballroom
Friday, December 9, Noon–1 p.m.

Join a panel of Michigan Tech alumni to learn how to navigate life after graduation - how they got to where they are now, the resources they used, and what they wished they had known when they were in your shoes.