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The Real Life Series
Real Life Series

The Real Life Series: Get savvy. Get ahead.

Back by popular demand, from October to April, we'll be bringing in 7 experts on 7 topics chosen by recent grads.

This series covers everything from what you need to know in preparation for buying your first house to the art of beer and food pairing.

Check out our 2010-11 lineup below!

The 2010-11 Line Up

2011-12 Line Up

2009-10 Line Up

Previous Events in the Series

Mark Swartz
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Planning Your Career

Oct 14, 2010

The transition from school to work can be a scary one — especially if you’re unprepared. Enter Mark Swartz (MBA ’85), Workopolis career consultant and expert who is here to help you identify your career path. He’ll talk about transforming your degree into a fulfilling career, planning for your future and taking charge of your work life. Don’t miss it!

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More info: careeractivist.com

Moshe Milevsky
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Investment Smarts

Nov 25, 2010

How can you guarantee yourself a payout for the rest of your life? Investment expert and York prof Moshe A. Milevsky (MA '92, PhD '96) will talk about just that! He’ll draw from his latest book, Pensionize Your Nest Egg, giving recent grads the strategies and know-how to becoming financially independent and tips to start saving.

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Investment Smarts

Roger Mittag
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Beer & Food Pairing

Dec 9, 2010

We decided to shake things up this year, so instead of a typical wine tasting we’re serving the other nectar of the Gods: beer! Beer and food pairing expert and founder of Thirst For Knowledge Inc., Roger Mittag (BAS '95) will walk us through the art of pairing fabulous beer with food.

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More info: thirstforknowledge.ca

Nina Spencer
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Healthy Living

Jan 11, 2011

Stretch. Breathe in. Breathe out. Start the new year on the right foot with the help of our mind, body and soul expert Nina Spencer (BA '79). Discover how you can stay energetic, positive and motivated no matter what life throws you! Learn the 8 passion points for reclaiming that zest for work and empowering you to take hold of your professional life. This is also a chance to visit York and see how it has evolved!

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More info:
ninaspencer.com

Susan Blackburn
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Dating & Relationships

Feb 10, 2011

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, you’ll learn secrets to finding your perfect partner from relationship expert Susan Blackburn (BA '03). She’ll walk us through the laws of attraction, increasing your confidence and charisma and how to use magnetism to find that perfect partner. Relationship seekers of all orientations are welcome.

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More info: susanblackburn.com

James Carney
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Real Estate 101

Mar 10, 2011

Attention first-time home buyers, you're a recent grad but it’s not too early to start your planning. Division Director for Investors Group James Carney (BA '06) will walk you through how to save for a home using your RRSP, cash management strategy, understanding insurance and more.

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Real Estate 101 Video

Doug Keeley
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Leadership & Inspiration

April 5, 2011

Learn new ways to inspire and motivate through this inspirational session with "leadership junkie" Doug Keeley (BA '78). Based on the belief that leadership is the “secret sauce” in organizations and that leading is everyone’s job, this event will show how many of the world’s greatest leaders, teams and companies have accomplished extraordinary things and what we can learn from them.

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More info: themarkofaleader.com