Financial Wellness Fellow Program

Thank you for your interest in this program. We are no longer accepting applications.

Overview:

The Financial Wellness Fellows program is an opportunity for graduate students to engage with numerous members of the campus community while cultivating student financial literacy and wellness, in support of the Graduate School’s mission of improving the graduate student experience at Princeton. There will be two Fellows in this inaugural year of the program. The Fellows will begin in August and continue through the end of May with the flexibility to continue during the summer months (June and July). Fellows will interact with other Graduate School Fellows on the GradFUTURES, Access, Diversity and Inclusion, and Student Life teams to collaborate on promotion, build community, and engage in professional development activities. Participation as a Financial Wellness Fellow is an outstanding way to develop leadership and administrative skills, make connections and build relationships, and contribute to the graduate experience. 

In addition to working with graduate students and members of the Graduate School administration, Fellows will also work in collaboration with the Financial Literacy Initiative, a campus-wide program to empower students with the resources, tools and knowledge to cultivate financial wellness during their time at Princeton and beyond.

Position Description:

Responsibilities of the Financial Wellness Fellows will include:

  • Building upon and executing a proposed workshop series for graduate students 
  • Developing and promoting customized tools and resources to help reinforce financial education learning and encourage behavioral changes to achieve goals, in partnership with Graduate School administrators
  • Evaluating activities, resources, and programming to assess their impact 
  • Gathering input from students to identify the unique financial educational needs of graduate students overall and by various student populations to guide programming and to support student-focused enhancements
  • Serving as graduate student liaison to the campus-wide Financial Literacy Initiative Working Group comprised of 20+ academic and administrative campus partners,  students, and staff 
  • Participating in and promoting the Financial Literacy Wintersession programming 

Characteristics of a good candidate:

  • Enrollment as degree candidate and in good academic standing
  • Engaged member in the campus community
  • Interest in financial literacy/wellness; specific experience or knowledge is not required 
  • Communication, project management, and qualitative/quantitative research skills
  • Responsible, reliable team player
  • Positive attitude and a sense of humor

Stipend:

Fellows will receive a $4,000 stipend which will be distributed over the 10 months of the academic year (August-May). The time commitment is an average commitment of 5 hours per week or 20 hours per month. The stipend is in addition to any research, teaching and/or fellowship awards and is subject to Graduate School & University policies. 

Note to students on temporary F-1 and J-1 student visas: please be aware of any restrictions on payment for work or services. For more information, please visit The Davis International Center. 

Mentorship:

Senior Associate Dean, Mary Bechler, oversees and mentors the Financial Wellness Fellows, in collaboration with the finance and administrative team of the Graduate School. In addition to receiving mentorship, Fellows will expand their own professional skills and competencies and build connections as they participate in campus-wide initiatives related to financial wellness.  

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact senior associate dean Mary Bechler, mbechler@princeton.edu or coordinator Jeanette DeGuire jdeguire@princeton.edu.

Application

Applications are no longer being accepted for this program. Thank you for your interest.