Build a Life

As a working professional in a new city, it will be up to you to determine how you choose to spend your time. With your job taking up many of your weekday hours, how will you spend your free time? As you become responsible for your own health, wellness, finances, and personal development, now is the time to start creating positive life habits that you will carry with you moving forward. Here are a few resources and tools to get you started!

Life Values Inventory: Knowing your personal life values can impact how you make decisions, how you spend your time, where you work, and how you engage with others. Unable to name or identify your top values? Take this free assessment as a starting point. Once you’ve completed the assessment, you will be able to review your results, get more information on how to think about where you are applying these values in your various life roles, and receive strategies for managing your values.

Mint.com: One of the most popular and used online budget planning tools available, Mint lets you combine and see all of your transactions, accounts, and balances in one place on the web or your phone. You can create budgets, see graphs categorizing your spending habits, track your investments, and even receive bill reminders. The Mint app is incredibly easy to view and use on your smart phone.


Managing Finances and Budgeting featuring Walt Reece (’12):

Prioritizing Sleep & Managing Stress featuring Meghan Cline (’04):

Finding Work/Life Balance featuring Lauren Beam (’07):

Personal Compounding featuring Matthew Phillips (’00):

Borrowing From Your Future featuring Matthew Phillips (’00):

Reflections on Pro Humanitate featuring Matthew Phillips (’00):