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 career counselors, drug counselors, Lipizzaner stallion trainers and special effects wizards, 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 and Gracey 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!
Rated High for Educational Content by the
University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center.
Where can you find Real Life 101?
Our show is syndicated, which means it may appear on many different TV stations on different days at different times. Check your local listings to find out exactly when and where Real Life 101 appears in your area; we recommend starting with our Station List to give your search a jump start!
Week of March 30, 2015
We’ve had so many great careers over the years – and today we’re going to revisit a few from last season. We’ll start with a look back at Gracey’s interview with a person who spends her time detecting what handwriting is forged and what is authentic in her career as a forensic document examiner.
Then we’ll bring you back Shawn’s interview with an attorney who specializes in working with people and companies in disputes. And for those interested in food and have sales and leadership qualities, we’ll revisit Gracey’s interview with a regional sales manager for a major salad dressing manufacturer.
Week of April 6, 2015
Are you a car buff and into performance, computers, physics and math? You won’t want to miss Shawn’s interview with a calibration engineer. There are many opportunities in nursing for LPNs and RNs. Gracey will meet an LPN who also uses her business skills to work as a nurse manager in a doctor’s office.
And how would you like a job in law enforcement, riding a horse through city streets, and keeping the citizens safe? Shawn will introduce us to a mounted patrol officer.
Week of April 13, 2015
Gracey will introduce us to a man who makes his living as a residential appraiser figuring out what a house is worth and why this is so important in a real estate transaction. Speaking of real estate, Shawn will meet a professional Realtor and learn what motivates her each day and how she helps her buyers find the perfect home. Then we’ll go back outside where Gracey talks to a certified arborist and learns there’s a lot of science and diagnostics to trimming a tree and keeping it healthy.