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 23, 2015
Today, we’re going to revisit some of our most popular careers from last season. We’ll show you Shawn’s interview with 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.
And, we’ll take a look back at Gracey’s visit with a nurse who helps keep patients healthy without ever meeting them in person in her work as a case manager for an insurance company.
And of course, our wedding segments are always popular. We’ll bring back Shawn’s interview with a wedding planner and see why she can be worth her weight in gold when it comes to taking the stress off the bride and her family.
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.