Post Graduation

Graduate school

Deciding which graduate school to attend can be a little overwhelming. 

  • We recommend you choose the program that suits your personal and professional goals. Do a lot of online research. If possible, visit those schools that are the best match for your career interests.
  • Once you have narrowed the list of schools to your top choices, begin the application process.
  • Give yourself plenty of time to complete grad school applications. Start well in advance of the due dates. Providing all required information can be a bit time-consuming. Avoid rushing through your application and take the time to provide thoughtful answers and materials that showcase your best undergraduate work.

Application documents

  • Many schools require a cover letter or personal statement, a resume, or a CV (curriculum vitae).
  • See our Prepare to Apply page for instructions and resources for all of your application documents. Please contact us if you want additional feedback on your materials.

Access money management resources

The internet has many resources with information on every financial literacy topic. Below is a list of some of those resources.

General Financial Literary Resources

  • Mint: See where your money goes and keep track of your budget.
  • Feed the Pig: This site provides tips and interactive tools to remind you to feed the piggy bank.
  • Job Seekers Salary Calculator: Get a good understanding as to how much money you can expect to make after you graduate based on your location, experience, and education.
  • MoneyGeek: A Step-by-Step Guide to Negotiating for the Pay You Deserve.

Financial aid resources

  • FinAid: The SmartStudentTM Guide to Financial Aid
  • An office of the U.S. Department of Education with a wealth of information from applying to colleges to learning the many plans a borrower can utilize to best repay their loans. In addition, directions, tips and definitions are provided for filling out the FAFSA, assessing loan eligibility, and deciding how financial aid can make college a reality.

Applying to grad school

Questions sbout post-graduation plans?

Schedule an appointment with a member of The Exchange team to discuss your options at or call (317) 955-6500.

Nationally competitive fellowships

Fellowships are merit-based scholarships that fund students and alumni in research projects, study, or entrepreneurship/leadership, during undergrad or after. Take our Fellowship Quiz to find out which fellowships and post-grad scholarships you may be interested in pursuing based on your plans for after graduation. Please contact The Exchange for a counseling appointment to learn more about nationally competitive fellowships and other post-graduate opportunities.

For more information

The Exchange
(317) 955-6500

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