Alpha Kappa Psi hosted the third installment of The Real World series, Real World 103, last Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Memorial Union Black and Gold Room. Students of all disciplines were invited to come listen and ask questions directed at recent graduates to help ease the transition from life in college to the workforce.
The program started last year when members of the Hays Area Young Professionals came and talked with AKPsi about allowing recent FHSU graduates to come speak with current students about issues they may face upon entering the real world. The first section of the series took place Spring of 2015 and the second in Fall of 2015.
Last week’s panel of graduates focused on employee benefits and durable medical power of attorney. The graduates discussed how these things affect students currently and post-graduation. The event had a large turnout with over 60 students and community members in attendance.
Tandra Johnson, the president of Alpha Kappa Psi, believes this event was highly successful and the organization plans to continue to host the series at FHSU in future semesters. Johnson hopes that the event will keep expanding in number of attendees and broaden the topics discussed with current students.
AKPsi stresses the importance of The Real World series and feels Tuesday’s event had a positive impact on students. Johnson added that, “The main goal of Real World 103 was to ensure the success of students after graduation by allowing them to ask the questions that are not taught in the classroom, of community members and professionals who know what they’re going through as students getting ready to graduate from Fort Hays State University.”
This event is just one way that Alpha Kappa Psi helps students feel more comfortable about adjusting to life after graduation, and they hope that students take advantage of these opportunities to become real world ready.