Transitioning into adulthood can be a stressful period of life. Change can be hectic when moving out of the
house and into a dorm room.
Palm Beach Atlantic University has resources to guide its students through their college journey. The university’s Student Health Education Leadership Program (SHEL) organized an event called Adulting 101.
Adulting 101 took place on Feb. 5, 2018 at the Rinker Green from 3 to 5 p.m. SHEL organized an event for the benefit of the PBA community.
Students participated in an activity labeled Passport to Knowledge. Each table had different information that centered around the transition to adulthood and college life.
After completing the activity, students were able to place their passport in a box for an entry into winning an Amazon gift card.
Waters Edge Dermatology came to PBA to discuss skin health, skin issues and the importance of sunscreen.
Career Development had a table that gave more information on career peers, mock interviews and assisting with resumes.
Students were given handouts about when to see a regular doctor versus going to urgent care or the hospital.
Another table informed students of several car repair shops that are not far from campus. They are now offering discounts for PBA students with a student ID.
At a separate table, students were informed about food storage and contamination. Senior Megan Carter said that as a pre-med major, she wants to help others and their health. Carter explained the handout had a list of how long various foods last until they become contaminated in the fridge or freezer.
BB&T came to provide information about their student banking account which waives monthly fees for students.
SHEL is making efforts to grow their program and get the community involved.