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Orientation & First-Year Programs (OFYP) February 23, 2017

Hello Gophers!

Spring semester is in full swing! We hope that you had a smooth transition back to campus and that you are making the most of the new semester. This newsletter focuses on managing finances. Whether it is places you can go to find on-campus jobs or tips on how the save money, the U has the right financial resources to help you plan for future semesters and beyond.


RSVP for the Job and Internship Fair
It’s never too early to start exploring post-graduation possibilities. Consider attending the Job and Internship Fair Friday, February 24 to talk with prospective employers, and you can even get a FREE professional headshot photo when you register. The fair is at the Minneapolis Convention Center from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Looking for advice about careers? Start here!

Look for a job to help keep on top of your finances
GoldPass and the Student Employment Website are great resources for you to explore if you are looking for job openings for now, this summer, or beyond.


Financial Wellness
Want to talk to someone about your finances, or just aren’t sure where to start when thinking about your finances? Consider meeting with a One Stop counselor who can help you create financial goals and a spending plan, or simply chat with you regarding your finances. Also consider checking out the Live Like a Student Facebook Page to chat with other students about financial concerns.


One Stop Student Services
One Stop Student Services is your go-to place for information regarding registration, records, financial aid, billing, payment, and veterans’ benefits. With locations in Bruininks Hall (East Bank), the West Bank Skyway, and Coffey Hall (St. Paul), One Stop counselors are available to help students, alumni, parents, and guests. Go here for contact information and locations.

Did you know that One Stop counselors offer free one-on-one financial wellness appointments? They are certified in personal financial management and can help you create a spending plan, understand your student loans, and set financial goals. To make an appointment, email with "Financial Wellness Appointment" in the subject line.

Orientation & First-Year Programs