New workshop series teaches students how to ‘adult’


Career Services launched its Adulting 101 workshop series for students Sept. 16 and followed this commencement with an additional introductory workshop Sept. 18 in the International Lounge in the J.C. Williams Center. 

Career Services, located on the first floor of Starvaggi Hall, exists to help students learn the skills they need for life in the workforce after graduation. Services include mock interviews, resumebuilding assistance and help finding and applying for internships that fit the student’s desired career path. 

The Adulting 101 workshops are meant to help students prepare for life after college. Career Services has organized this series in response to frequent questions from students about how to be adults and how to succeed in life in general. 

Mark McGuire, internship director and career counselor at Career Services, led the workshop session on Sept. 18. As this was an introductory session, he asked students to form small groups and write down on sheets of paper what they thought was necessary to be successful adults. Popular topics included budgeting, learning how to cook oneself healthy meals and managing one’s time. 

Career Services designed this activity in order to tailor upcoming workshops to address the topics students felt were important to them. 

“I expect to learn how to write a resume, manage my time and, in general, learn how to adult,” said freshman Daniel Gonzalez. 

Workshop sessions will be held in the International Lounge at 11:00 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and will last about 20 minutes each. 

“It’s really great Franciscan is providing this series of workshops,” said freshman Jessica Kibbe. “The topics planned all look really helpful and informative and should really help me grow in character and competence.” 

Career Services invites all students to attend the Adulting 101 workshops. As the semester progresses, more workshop topics will be announced. The next workshop, a presentation titled “Meetings & Mass: Integrating Faith & Work,” will be held Sept. 23.

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