Written by Tribune Staff, firstname.lastname@example.org Friday, 29 November 2013 00:00
Even students who receive a good education and high GPAs aren’t prepared for what awaits them after college — a competitive job market, on-the-job bullies, life on a budget, work-life balance strains, social media fallouts, relationship turbulence, excessive stress, and so much more of what makes up every day real life.
In response to the large number of young professionals who shared their lack of preparedness for life after college, Ace The Race, founded by Jericho resident Lisa-Michelle Kucharz, is launching Real Life Bootcamp for Soon-to-Be College Graduates.
“Most likely, nothing has prepared [students] for real life challenges or shown them how to take advantage of opportunities they don’t even know exist,” says Kucharz. “Many graduates often flounder and become overwhelmed with stress in the first couple of years after college, but much of their frustration can be avoided.”
Kucharz aims to give students the tools they need to establish a career path, network effectively, understand today’s workplace etiquette, find a good job, explore future career options, follow a budget, manage stress and explore optimal work-life balance.
“This program provides tools for success and culminates in the creation of individual Personal Success Plans that help guide the students with their unique paths over the next one to five years,” says Kucharz.
Real Life Bootcamp for Soon-to-Be College Graduates will take place this January, during most colleges’ winter breaks, and enrollment is underway. For more information visit http://acetherace.net/real-life-bootcamp.aspx.