Intro to the Real World

July 22-25: Rome, GA - Berry College

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Are you a high school student who wants to feel prepared for life after high school?  Do you want to learn more about paychecks, taxes, voting, money, and feel more informed to make important decisions? Do you want to spend a few days at the largest campus in the world?  Join us for “Introduction to the Real World,” July 22-25, 2013, at Berry College in Rome, Georgia!

 

Schedule:

 

July 22
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Opening Remarks
4:00 pm – 5:15 pm: How to Think Like an Economist (Bruce Rottman)
5:30 pm – 6:45 pm: Dinner
7:00 pm – 8:15 pm: The Difference Between Your Bathroom and a Public Restroom (James Harrigan)
 
July 23
7:00 am – 8:15 am: Breakfast
8:30 am – 9:45 am: Trade (Antony Davies)
10:00 am – 11:15 am: Money, Money, Money (Bruce Rottman)
11:30 am – 12:45 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm: Activity
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm: Polar Opposites: Competition and Monopoly (Ivan Pongracic)
3:30 pm – 4:45 pm: The Fed, The National Debt, and Other Dismal Topics (Antony Davies)
5:00 pm – 6:15 pm: Dinner
6:30 pm – 7:45 pm: Is “Rational Ignorance” an Oxymoron? (Ivan Pongracic)
 
July 24
7:00 am – 8:15 am: Breakfast
8:30 am – 9:45 am: Myths of the Minimum Wage (Antony Davies)
10:00 am – 11:15 am: Paycheck 101: Who’s FICA? (Bruce Rottman)
11:30 am – 12:45 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Campus Tour of Berry + Econ Dept Meet and Greet
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm: The Rising Cost of College: Student Loans (Ivan Pongracic)
3:30 pm – 4:45 pm: How to Make a Difference in the World (James Harrigan)
5:00 pm – 6:15 pm: Dinner
6:30 pm – 7:45 pm: Faculty Q&A
 
July 25
7:00 am – 8:15 am: Breakfast
7:00 am – 11:30 am: Students Depart
 
 
Applications are now closed.

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