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 November 16, 2015
Alecsa will meet the Executive Director of a non-profit organization, LIFT Orlando. He has a passion for neighborhood revitalization and empowering its residents. Plus, Shawn will meet a licensed cruise agent and see why she loves working with her clients to ensure they have a great cruise experience. She’ll also talk about some of the perks of her job. Then for you pet lovers, Alecsa will visit an animal shelter and talk with an animal care officer to learn about his duties and what his favorite part of the job is.
Week of November 23, 2015
Shawn will visit a university where he meets an engineering student. He is part of an organization called Limbitless Solutions that uses 3D printing to create prosthetic arms for children who either were born without an arm or lost one due to injury or disease. For prosthetic designs, see Enabling the Future. And Gracey will talk to a sales manager for a trendy women’s clothing manufacturer and see how he gets his company’s fashions in stores and boutiques everywhere. Finally, Shawn will introduce us to a handyman who loves working with his hands and uses his skills to maintain and repair his customers’ homes.
Week of November 30, 2015
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.