Centre College’s Residence Life Office will host its second annual Adulting 101 program series, starting Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. in the Campus Center in room 201. The life-skills program, designed to aid in the post-Centre transition, will continue the course of the semester.
The series is designed for upperclassmen to help them navigate life after Centre. This program relies on the expertise of professionals within the Centre community, as well as community partners in the city of Danville to make this series possible.
“The Adulting 101 program series is something I created when I first arrived at Centre,” said Brian Daniel, director of residence life. “I reviewed the Student Life Office survey from the residents during the summer I arrived in preparation of the next school year. I discovered a trend from the students’ responses, which suggested there was a desire and need for additional programming that focused on life skills. Seeing this need, I worked over the summer to address it through a programming series that works to educate students on life skills.”
Daniel said he was pleased with the turnout of the program last year and decided to offer this on an annual basis. He said they provided three different programs during the first series.
“We offered a program on renting or purchasing real estate, a program on how to open a saving’s account and a program on how to navigate human resources paperwork you will receive at your first job,” he added. “This year, we are offering programs on what to look for when renting/purchasing real estate, how to balance a budget, how to negotiate your first salary and how to cook healthy meals.”
Daniel said the purpose of this program is to provide spaces where students become more familiar with life skills.
“I personally was never offered these as a student and found myself struggling a bit as I transitioned to ‘adult life’ after graduate school,” Daniel added. “I hope this series can help prepare Centre students as they transition to life post-Centre.”
While this series targets students who are transitioning from Centre this May, the program is open to anyone in the Centre community.
“Knowing that this program series will assist our students brings me joy,” he said. “I have really enjoyed putting series together. I always take suggestions about future programs, and I am always happy to collaborate with community partners in an effort to make this program series successful.”
by Kerry Steinhofer
February 7, 2019
IF YOU GO
Adulting 101 Program Series
Navigating your First Job/Salary Negotiation
Wedneday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m.
Campus Center room 201
Healthy Cooking 101
Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m.
What to Look for when Renting your first Real Estate Property
Thursday, April 4 at 6 p.m.
Ewen Room in the Campus Center
Managing your Budget
Date, time and location to be determined