Cultivating Currency: Creating Your Money Landscape


Tuesday, March 11, 2014
noon – 5:00 p.m.
Illini Union

Pre-register for the chance to win prizes!

Keynote address at 1:00 p.m., Illini Union, Rooms B & C
“Starting Small: Preparing for your Financial Future Today”
by Alejo Torres, Senior Outreach Manager for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

The financial decisions you make while in school – at both the undergraduate and graduate level – can impact your future economic and educational opportunities.

Learn how to think smart about your money landscape during this half-day event which includes an information expo, breakout sessions on specific money topics, and keynote address by Alejo Torres.

This event is co-sponsored by the Graduate College and the Office of the Dean of Students, and is funded in part through a grant from the TIAA-CREF and Council of Graduate Schools in partnership with the Provost’s Office, Office of Student Financial Aid, USFSCO Student Money Management Center, and University of Illinois Extension.

This symposium will answer important financial questions asked by
undergraduate and graduate students and is open to the entire campus community.
For more information, please contact the Graduate College at

How can I find employment on campus?

Looking for Jobs on Campus

There are a number of campus job boards available to students looking for employment on campus. Don’t assume that positions only open before the start of the semester – check back for new postings throughout the year.

  • Student Financial Aid Virtual Job Board: This job board is intended to assist University of Illinois students in finding part time employment to help them in meeting their needs while pursuing an education at this University.
  • Assistantship Clearinghouse, Graduate College: The Graduate College Assistantship Clearinghouse lists assistantships that are available to graduate students on the Urbana campus.
  • Research Park Job Board: Employers at the Research park are looking for undergraduate and graduate students to hold internships and part-time employment during the summer and academic year.

Also, reach out to professors and advisors who may have paid research or teaching opportunities. Creativity and initiative can reveal opportunities that you may not have considered!
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