SENIOR YEAR EXPERIENCE

Your hard work here at Wartburg College has prepared you to transition to your next phase in life in a career or in post-graduate work, and as member of a community. This site offers you information and a variety of resources specifically designed to assist you as you prepare for the successful completion of your undergraduate studies and the challenges beyond.

Commencement Information
These events are not only a celebration of your accomplishments at Wartburg College, but also an occasion to acknowledge our joint enthusiasm for your future endeavors. The college recognizes that commencement is a milestone in your life and, as such, we strive to ensure that you enjoy the experience.

Alumni Relations Office
This site provides alumni and friends of Wartburg College resources to stay connected with the college so we can better serve you.

Career Services
Career Services (Pathways) provides career and vocational discernment assistance to more students. We offer a variety of tools from individual counseling to webinars to networking events. Career Services counselors help students of all ages figure out their career path, their job search plan, or ways to network with other Wartburg alumni and friends of the college.

My Monthly Budget – Use this worksheet to create a budget and assess how you’re doing each month compared with your budget goal. 

Understanding Your Pay – Congratulations on your job!  This guide can help you understand the various forms, paperwork and documentation needed as a new employee.

MyMoney.gov – The U.S. government’s website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. Whether you are buying a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401(k), the resources on MyMoney.gov can help you maximize your financial decisions.

Identify Theft – Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your permission. It’s a serious crime that can wreak havoc with your finances, credit history, and reputation — and can take time, money, and patience to resolve. Learn some of the steps you can take if this happens to you.

Iowa Student Loan – Serves Iowa students and families by obtaining the resources necessary to succeed in postsecondary education. Currently, Iowa Student Loan helps more than 220,000 students pay for college.

Financial Literacy 101 – Learn about financial planning, creating a budget, avoiding identity theft and much more. This program offers over 80 learning modules. This site is available for Wartburg College students only – Use access code WTBGFL to get started today.

Credit Card Tips for College Students

Tackling Your Finances After College

Cassie Hales

Director of Residential Life and Chief Student Conduct Officer

Derek Solheim

Director of the Pathways Center

Finding and Choosing a Real Estate Agent

Tips on Buying a New Car 

10 Steps to Buying Auto Insurance – How to find the right coverage at the right price.

Eatingwell.com – Does your hectic schedule leave you feeling that take-out is your only option? Using a few choice convenience items, such as canned broths, tomatoes and beans, you can make any of these 25 healthy dinner recipes in 20 minutes or less—without reaching for the phone. 

CONNECTING TO YOUR NEW COMMUNITY 

Young Professionals Programs – promote an environment that attracts and retains young professionals in the communities across the country. They typically focus on connecting young professionals to each other and to the community through social, civic, charitable, and professional development endeavors. As you move to a new community, search for Young Professional programs in your area.   

Live, Work, Visit – Iowa Chamber of Commerce Sites – Are you or someone you know moving to a new area after graduation? The newest edition of your local Chamber of Commerce Business and Event Directory will help you experience the businesses and activities that make your new home a destination for relocating families and relocating singles.