How to Adult

Brought to you by Residence Life and Purposeful Work…

How to Adult is a multi-part workshop series to prepare you with skills for life after college.

How to Adult sessions are offered during second semester and Short Term.

Past Sessions


Life After Bates: How to Survive and Thrive

A frank talk with recent Bates grads about how they transitioned from life after Bates and share tips and tricks for students who will soon be in their shoes! Topics include: friendships, wellness, apartment living, work-life balance, and more!

 


Identity in the Workplace

Larry Handerhan ’05, President of the Alumni Association, and fellow panelists Kim Trauceniek (Student Life), Roy Montgomery (OIE) and Carolyn Starks (Admission), led a discussion about how, when, if… to be yourself in the workplace. Larry is the Chief of Staff for the D.C. Department of Human Services, previously worked at HUD for several years, and holds an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.


What’s For Dinner? Cooking and Shopping Healthfully

Bates Dining’s Sous Chef Mike Staffenski lead students (and eager-to-learn staff!) in this just-in-time session of How to Adult at the grocery store and in the kitchen. Smart and healthy shopping, prepping your vegetables and meats, and recipes to take home. Delicious, simple foods are on the menu!


Friends?!

We know, we know. You don’t want to think about it. But you’ve told us loud and clear that when it gets real, your biggest fear is how to make and keep friends after Bates. How does it work when you’re not 24/7 living and eating with hundreds of your peers and your best friends? We’ve got your back.

Renting in NYC and Beyond

Moving to a city after graduation? Learn about apartment shopping! This presentation offered great advice for thinking about working with landlords, finding an apartment, and affording what you find – using New York as the example for what to consider with any large city. Featuring NYC Realtor Lauren Carter from Cooper and Cooper Real Estate.  Topics included: Neighborhoods & Subways, The Application Process, Paperwork Requirements, Income & Credit Guidelines and more. See slides here.

How to use credit wisely and avoid the debt debacle

Featured speakers from the Credit Abuse Resistance Education program:
Rich Goldman ’76, P’16, JD, Bankruptcy Attorney
Randy Creswell, JD, Shareholder, Perkins Thompson, P.A.

See the Fall 2016 presentation slides here. See the Spring 2016 video here.

Financing your 20s: Budgeting and Saving

Featured Experts: 

Helen Andreoli, Bates ’92, VP of Wealth Management, UBS (Fall 2016)
George Carr, Bates ’07, VP and Portfolio Manager, RM Davis (Spring 2016)
Kelsey Gillespie, Community Marketing Manager, Casco Bay FCU (Spring 2016)
Nate Hull, Associate, Verill Dana and speaker, Credit Abuse Resistance Education (Spring 2016)

Download tips from past speakers of Financing your 20s.

First Jobs: Salary Negotiation, Decision Making and What to do with The Offer

Featured Experts:
Julie Glauninger, Bates ’86, Financial Advisor and salary negotiation coach for the City of Boston’s Office of Women’s Advancement
Colleen Coxe, Center for Purposeful Work

See event video here

How to Apartment

Featuring:
Vince Ciampi, Bates ’12, Broker, CBRE The Boulos Company
Hawley Strait, Bates ’00, Real Estate Attorney, Bernstein Shur

All you need to know about leases and contracts, rental insurance, finding the right place, communicating with landlords, getting your deposit back…

See the event video here

How to Adult – Why Insure?

Featuring:
Dottie Chalmers-Cutter, Chalmers Insurance Company

See the event video here. See presentation slides here.

 

Questions? Molly Newton, mnewton@bates.edu or Marianne Cowan, mcowan@bates.edu.

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