Have you ever wondered what you might want to do for the rest of your life? Have you thought about your "dream job?" Do you have any idea what it takes to get there? Are you headed in the right direction?
Real Life 101 introduces you to real people doing real jobs. From doctors, lawyers and veterinarians to fashion designers, sports trainers, music therapists, to college and professional coaches, Real Life 101 takes you "on the job" so you can see for yourself why these professionals love what they do. Learn about jobs you might not know even existed!
Join hosts Jillian, Shawn, Gracey and Alecsa every week as they explore new professions in the exciting world of work. It's a half-hour of thought-provoking, eye-opening fun and entertainment!
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University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center.
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Week of April 18, 2016
Most people have heard of urologists and gynecologists. Alecsa will make an office visit to see a doctor who combines both specialties of medicine in her profession as a urogynecologist. And with the growing popularity of organic foods, we sent Shawn to talk with a production manager of a large citrus farm where he learns about growing organic crops.
Then Alecsa finds herself in the county jail. Don’t worry - she didn’t do anything wrong. She’s there to talk with a corrections officer and learn about his duties and how he works with the inmates.
Week of April 25, 2016
Alecsa will meet a man named Jamail Larkins who found his passion for flying at age 13 and since then has become a successful entrepreneur and a mentor to young people interested in aviation. Speaking of aviation, Shawn will also talk with the Director of Maintenance who is an expert in aviation maintenance. He makes sure his company’s clients’ planes not only perform well but also look great inside and out. Plus, Alecsa will learn what traffic engineers do to deal with growing congestion on our roads and to keep traffic running smoothly.
Week of May 2, 2016
Today, we’re going to revisit some of your favorite interviews from last season! We’ll start out with what most people find to be an intriguing career as we bring back Shawn’s interview with a SWAT Team leader and learn what goes into his high adrenaline job protecting citizens. Then, we’ll take a look back at Gracey’s career with a business banker and learn how he helps his customers get their new businesses off the ground or their existing businesses growing. Plus, we’re going to bring you an encore of Shawn’s interview with a veterinary acupuncturist. Bet you thought this alternative medical treatment was reserved for humans!