University launches series on 'adulting'

March 29, 2022

Graduates throw their commencement caps in the air in celebration

Quinnipiac will launch a new one-hour #adulting series this week, where graduating students can learn tips and tricks that can be applied to their lives after graduation.

The workshops — offered both in-person and virtually — include teaching students how to prepare meals, manage finances, rent and/or buy an apartment or house and buy and care for a car.

Members of the university community will teach the sessions. Associate Director of University Events Charity Kuchyt said she hopes the workshops will be fun, informative and helpful for students, especially when the time comes for them to make major purchases or life decisions.  

“We are always looking for ways to connect with our students and also offer programming that they would both enjoy and find useful,” Kuchyt said. “By bringing in staff, and especially alumni, who are excited to work with our students, we are creating new opportunities for lasting relationships and skills that they can take with them into their future.” 

Students who attend the entirety of their session will receive an entry into a raffle for reserved seating at Commencement. Students who fully participate in all four sessions are eligible to wear a Bobcat For Life cord at Commencement.  

Workshops include:

  • March 30 at 7 p.m. – #adulting: The Absolute Beginners Guide to Meal Prepping

    • This workshop will show students how to choose groceries for the week and create one or two entrée items that can be recreated into several meals throughout the week. Tips on food safety and storage will also be included, along with an in-person raffle for a “Kitchen Starter Kit.” 

    • Taught by Campus Executive Chef with Quinnipiac Dining Chris Molyneux 

  • April 4 at 5 p.m. – #adulting: Easy Finance Hacks for Your Life

    • This workshop will address an easy and low-stress way to track your income and spending and optimize your budget for your lifestyle.

    • Taught by Associate Vice President for Facilities Operations Keith Woodward Keith Woodward ’88, M.B.A. ’92

  • April 12 at 7 p.m. – #adulting: Vibe Out in Your Own Home or Apartment

    • Students can expect to learn tips on what to look for when renting an apartment or buying a home. The session will also address contracts, finance, insurance and more.

    • Taught by full-time Realtor-Associate at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach in Rumson, NJ (and previously appeared on House Hunters on HGTV) Dana Cirincione ’07

  • April 21 at 5 p.m. – #adulting: A Quick Spin in Car Buying & Care

    • This session will cover everything from buying or leasing a car to how to get a good deal, financing options and important maintenance tips.

    • Taught by Bob Passero ’70, alumni board member and avid car enthusiast 

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