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SAB event helps students prep for life after college

As second semester midterms near, Drake seniors are almost finished with college life. Today the Student Activities Board is holding an event for them and any other students wondering about life after college. Life After College will take place at 7 p.m. on Pomerantz Stage and last about an hour.

The event will feature different speakers from the community there to help students prepare for post-college life. Human resource representatives from Meredith Corporation will be present to talk about what they look for in a resume and how to go about a job search. An insurance and finance segment will go over the importance of savings and how to get insurance.

“The things they will be talking about will be things they don’t necessarily go over in college,” Jessica Hamilton, SAB Campus Impact Committee Co-Chair said.

A real estate agent will also be in attendance to talk about how to go about starting to search for your first condo or house and purchasing or renting it. They will also go over home values and property prices in different areas students might be interested in living.

Students can also bring their resumes as  there will be people there to critique them. Each speaker will last about 15 minutes and afterwards students are encouraged to ask any questions they may have and use the event as a networking opportunity.

There will be snacks provided, giveaways and representatives from the Alumni Office will discuss how students can work with them post-graduation.

Hamilton said they choose this event because it was successful last year and people enjoyed it.

“It’s stuff we don’t usually talk about, and it’s an event we want to continue every year,” Hamilton said.

Hamilton feels SAB events have been going well so far this year.

“I think attendance has been up from previous years, I think our events have been very engaging,” she said. “It’s not lecture based so you can get involved with the program. We’ve been more creative and we’ve worked very well with our budget.”

“Campus Impact events have going really well and the committee has done a great job of bringing a wide variety of events to campus,” Public Relations Committee Co-Chair Amy Garver.

“From cooking shows to Cheap Sex, they’ve been able to educate and entertain the campus through their events.”

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