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!
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 October 10, 2016
Wonder what a hedge fund is? Alecsa will find out when she speaks to a hedge fund manager. She’ll learn that it takes more than financial knowledge to successfully manage people’s investments. Then, if you’re into basketball, you’ll want to see our second career. Shawn meets up with an NCAA basketball referee and learns how he got his job and what goes into officiating college games. Finally, Alecsa will meet a woman who, after she lost her husband at a young age, realized she had a gift to offer of herself. She started a non-profit organization to empower other widows.
Week of October 17, 2016
Alecsa will meet a character artist who designed some of the famous Disney merchandise you see in stores and at the Disney parks and resorts. You’ll want to see what he’s doing now. And we’ll also meet another type of artist when Shawn visits a nail technician and learns how she uses her steady hand to make people’s fingers and toes beautiful. Or maybe you’d rather have a job where you get paid to eat and travel. Alecsa will talk with a AAA hotel and restaurant inspector and see if his job is all that one would imagine.
Week of October 24, 2016
Shawn will meet a woman who is a Special Agent for IRS Criminal Investigation. Her job is to catch people involved in financial crimes such as money laundering and tax fraud. Then, Alecsa will talk to a licensed massage therapist and learn how massage is not just for relaxation but is also beneficial to healing. The thought of catching an alligator doesn’t appeal to most people – especially women. But, Alecsa met up with a woman who loves the thrill and excitement involved in her job of trapping nuisance gators.