Taste of the Real World is a program designed to prepare Kenyon senior class students for success after college. Offering a dynamic format of speaker dinners and workshops, participants are empowered to transition from Kenyon to life beyond college in a way that is engaging and meaningful.
Taste of the Real World occurs once a month on Fridays in the Peirce Pub at 5pm.
Space is limited and advance registration is required.
Register online by Monday, September 2, 2013, to take advantage of our discount:*
Fall Semester: $84 (4 sessions)
Spring Semester: Taste of the Real World occurs once a month on Fridays in Peirce Pub at 5pm (advanced registration is required).: $84 (4 sessions)
Both Fall and Spring Semester: $160 (8 sessions)
*After the September 3 deadline each individual session costs $25.
What's the difference between a Merlot and a Cabernet Sauvignon? A Syrah and a Malbec? Find out with this session while practicing your networking skills on alumni, faculty and staff.
Learn some tips for sharpening your resume and interviewing skills! Whether you're applying for a job or applying to graduate/professional school, creating a resume and understanding how to interview well is of utmost importance. Submit your resume in advance for personalized attention and critiques.
As you move ahead with your job search, you'll want to be prepared to negotiate salary after receiving a job offer. Learn some tactful ways to ask for more money, as well as how to navigate the benefits and insurance world successfully.
This session will include a cooking demonstration. Once you are out of college, you're in charge of finding three healthy meals for yourself every day! We'll give you an idea of some easy recipes you can keep on hand to make for yourself or when having friends over. You'll also learn how to navigate the grocery store in order to make healthy choices and put together a well-balanced diet.
Many interviews these days include a lunch and/or dinner. Many jobs involve meeting with fellow employees or potential clients over a meal. Attend this etiquette dinner to learn appropriate manners for such a meal.
Learn what it means to manage a credit card, savings and checking accounts, pay off student loans, manage investments, create a personal budget, and more.
No matter what kind of job or schooling you choose after Kenyon, you are bound to run into people who have a different work style compared to you. Using the MBTI as a tool to understand ourselves and others, you'll learn how to work with difficult people, have tough conversations, and find common ground.
A panel of alumni and staff will share their experiences with life after college and what they wish they knew when they were seniors heading out on their own for the first time! How do you figure out where to move in a new city? How do you rent an apartment? How do you find a doctor and a dentist? What else do you need to know when moving to a new city? What should you do to ensure that first job is the one you want?