Students will put their “adulting” skills to the test in a series of lectures The Suites is hosting this Saturday from 4 – 5:30p.m. “Life Skills” will consist of different speakers coming to teach students about important aspects of adult life. There will be four 20-minute sessions in which students will get the advice of adults on a multitude of topics. Refreshments will be provided in between the talks.
“Although this event is geared more towards the predominantly older population of students who live in The Suites, all campus is welcome to be a part of the event,” said House Director Christa Green.
The first session will focus on learning how to budget well in college, led by Rich Moeggenburg. The second session, on self-defense, will be taught by ex-military officer Joe Kellum. The third, hosted by Career Services, will offer advice on how to find a career. Finally, Alexander Green, Suites house director, will teach students the art of changing a tire.
Each session was chosen as a reflection of some of the key rites of passage into adulthood, and setting students up to reflect on what it means to be self-governing and responsible outside of the college sphere.
“We created this event to prepare students who are entering adulthood,” Christa Green said, “and Hillsdale has so many good resources to do that.”
4 – 4:20 — Learn how to budget in college; 3rd floor lobby with Rich Moeggenburg
4:20 – 4:25 — Transition and snacks
4:25 – 4:45 — Self-defense skills crash course; main floor lobby (probably with Joe Kellum)
4:45 – 4:50 — Transition and snacks
4:50 – 5:10 — Career services crash course; 2nd floor lobby with Career Services
5:10 – 5:15 — Transition and snacks
5:15 – 5:35 — Learn how to change a tire; outside with Alexander Green