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 April 7, 2014
Gracey will start off by introducing us to a CPA where she’ll learn how he was drawn to this career even though in high school he had no interest in accounting! Keeping memories alive and preserving documents is important whether it is an historic document or article or pictures of you and your friends. Shawn will talk to a digital archivist who gives us a glimpse into this career in library science. And if you’re into makeup, you’ll find there are lots of job opportunities when Gracey meets up with a makeup artist who specializes in weddings and TV.
Week of April 14, 2014
Shawn will visit the office of a mediator and find out how this method of alternative dispute resolution provides a great way to settle legal disputes between both people and companies. Then Gracey will find out how props and lighting are important in setting the stage for plays, trade shows and TV when she speaks with the CEO of a scenic and lighting design company. Plus Shawn will make an office visit to an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and learn what this specialty of dentistry entails and why he chose it.
Week of April 21, 2014
If you love our country like we do and are interested in protecting it, you’ll want to see Shawn’s interview with a US Customs and Border Protection officer. Then he will visit a retail pharmacy and meet up with a pharmacy tech who tells him how she assists the pharmacist in filling prescriptions. And finally, Shawn will talk with a public relations specialist where he learns a few of the many things she does and why PR people are so important to a company.