SESSION ROOM: ATLANTA 4
With employment prospects so bleak to begin with, we think the process to being hired is the most difficult challenge we will face. However, navigating the environment of a first or new "real job" can be a daunting task as well. This session provides some practical skills for the recent college graduate and/or new hire. The developmental concept of emerging adulthood will be discussed, as well as how this stage relates to the important life choices introduced by the transition from the student to the full-time employee role. Some topics examined through real-life experiences include acquiring health insurance, building credit and savings, responsible nutrition, financial traps to avoid, and coping in general with the adjustment of settling into the professional role.