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Becoming Independent

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Starting a new job

Starting your first job, or changing jobs, is usually really exciting, but it can also be stressful and overwhelming. Learn about some ways to ease the transition.

College orientation

Orientation is an activity that you'll take part in before your first semester or quarter of college. Learn about what to expect during this time.

Moving away to attend college

Making the decision to move away to school can be difficult. Learn ways to help you make this decision and then how to make the transition easier.

Time management

Meeting deadlines for work and school can sometimes seem overwhelming. Learn about ways to maximize the time you have available.

Applying and interviewing for jobs

This fact sheet contains information about job interviews and writing a resume.

Looking for work after graduation

Finding work may not be easy. Here are suggestions that can help you gain the experience and skills you need to find the job you're looking for.

Finishing college: suggestions for making the transition easier

Finishing college can change your life in a huge way. Learn about what you might feel and how to make the transition easier.

How do I save money?

Learning to save early on can lead to a healthy financial life. Learn about what you can do so start to become a savvy saver.


Investing can help you to achieve your long-term financial goals. Learn about how to organize your financial life and about the kinds of investment options.

Being a young caregiver

If you are a caregiver you most likely have large responsibilities. Learn ways to look after yourself as well.

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