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Real Life Lessons for the Real Hard Times
Monday, Mar. 23, 2009
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 19, 2009 – From Asian-American studies to chemistry, college students learn it all. Santa Clara University, though, goes one step further in teaching their students everything their professors and their parents may not have taught them – life skills for the real world.
Should the class of 2009 put their money in a 401K? What if you have a little extra money leftover after paying the bills? Should it go to a savings account or to pay off student loans? The "Personal Investing & Budgeting" session will arm seniors with vital information about managing and saving money and surviving the recession.
Remember when you landed your first job? You may have thought, “I’m hired. Now what?” That’s the title of new workshop for students getting ready to hit the real world. It’s geared to helping them make the transition from student to young professional and to teach them how to deal with practical aspects of starting a new job, such as choosing a healthcare plan, learning professional protocols, and e-mail etiquette.
“A Day on the Golf Course” is taking a new direction this spring. Organizers will stress the advantages of playing the game from a networking perspective and for potentially making business deals on the green. They’re calling it “Your Future is on the Green.”
“Life After SCU” begins April 7 and runs through May 26. Members of the media are welcome to attend any of the events. Interviews are available with the workshop instructors, students, and organizers from Santa Clara University’s Alumni Association.
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