University News
For Immediate Release: 
Apr 12 2000

"Real World Stuff" - Concord Students Will Learn Basics From Local Business Managers

Athens, W.Va. - "By the time students graduate, they should know a lot about their major field," stated Tammy Jenkins, director of career services at Concord College. "But we are finding that even the smartest of students may know little about insurance needs, investing for their future, buying a car, or evaluating job offers."

At Colgate University in New York, seniors returned to campus a few days early from winter break for the fifth annual "Real World" seminar. They attended panel presentations on cooking, car buying, insurance, taxes and personal finance. Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania invited realtors, car dealers and bankers on-campus to teach seniors the realities of furniture loans, apartment leases and home mortgages during a "Senior Sendoff" information fair.

Concord College will be hosting "REAL WORLD STUFF" Tuesday, April 18, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the North Tower lobby and old cafeteria areas. Students will be able to join in discussions led by local business leaders, including:

Steve Gunter,
Bank One

Sam Baker,
Nationwide Insurance

Ron Young,
L&S Toyota

Mike Cisco,
First Community Bank

Sharon Boggess,
Health South

Mike Hazelwood,
C.N. Kirby Realty Company

For more information on this event, call Tammy Jenkins at 1-304-384-5325.