StrongPoints / Financial Literacy
According to a recent study, nearly half of women - 44% - are the primary breadwinners in their households. That same study found that women lack confidence when it comes to making financial decisions.*
At Meredith, we'll prepare you to take responsibility for yourself and your own success in all areas of your life, including your finances. Through StrongPoints, you'll begin to develop the skills you need to care for yourself in this essential, but often overlooked, aspect of your life.
Here are some of the ways you'll build your financial literacy through StrongPoints:
- Learn to build a budget that distinguishes between wants and needs
- Develop an understanding of issues that maximize your credit score
- Understand comparative details of compensation packages
- Practice negotiating skills for job offers, benefits packages, promotions, and more
*Financial Experience & Behaviors Among Women, 2014−15 Prudential Research Study
Empowering Future Dancers Financially
The career a student chooses has real implications for her financial future. That’s the reality behind a course in Meredith’s dance studies program that prepares seniors to handle the financial realities of working in the dance world (among other career-related topics).
Students learn the specifics of what it means to work as a dancer. Things like how to maximize contract work and manage taxes. Which jobs in dance have salaries and benefits. How to manage housing and develop (and stick to) a budget while on tour. And how to find current, and correct, employment information. As a result, students enter the workforce as dancers who know how to make important financial decisions and plan for their future.
"Through StrongPoints, our students are not only thinking about dance but about themselves, the world, and how it relates."Carol Finley, Professor of Dance
Meredith Minute on the power of compounding
See how StrongPoints helps our students make the most out of college.
Director of StrongPoints
"We want students to think about career choices in terms of both what they want to do and how those choices will impact their finances."Jane Barnes, Professor of Business
of Meredith seniors receive career guidance from professors and advisors
of our students participate in internships, study abroad, undergraduate research, or another kind of experiential learning
of recent Meredith alumnae were satisfied with their academic experience
over the past three years, 93% of our alumnae are employed or pursuing graduate study within a few short months of graduation