Morgan McMillan | Assistant Director of Financial Literacy (Indiana University)
Did you have a part-time job as a student?
Yes, I had a work-study job in the Financial Aid office when I was an undergraduate student at Northwestern University; and I worked as a Graduate Assistant and Career Counselor in the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland when I was a grad student pursuing my Master’s in Student Affairs.
Were you involved with any extra-curricular activities during college?
Absolutely! I stayed incredibly busy in my undergraduate career, largely figuring out where my passions lied. I was heavily involved in new student orientation, campus magazines (I was a journalism major), and the National Association of Black Journalists, among some other campus events and organizations as well. And to keep active on campus, when I was in grad school, I served as a staff advisory to a philanthropic student organization.
What is your #1 career tip you would like to share with college students?
Get involved, get involved, get involved! Even if you are trying things that aren’t directly related to your major or your potential career path, you might surprise yourself and find a passion in another area that can lead to greater things down the road.
Tells us about your organization.
I work in the IU Office of Financial Literacy, which houses the IU MoneySmarts program and exists to serve students, faculty, and staff on all 9 IU campuses. MoneySmarts is a financial wellness and education program that focuses on equipping the IU community with skills and resources toward making smart money management decisions, particularly during and after college. We offer free one-on-one appointments, presentations for classes and groups, and a wealth of online resources via our website and through Canvas (MoneySmarts U). Some of the most common topics we discuss: budgeting, saving, understanding credit and student loans, and planning for life after graduation.