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Don't Say Adulting 2

EP 1:

How Do You Get A Job?

In our first episode of Don’t Say Ad*lting, Jane and Mike discuss one of the most significant steps in our lives after college — finding, applying, and interviewing for a job.

They chat with Sara Iannone, who works with juniors and seniors in college to help them build their resumes and prepare for job applications, interviews, and more. She offers advice and tips on what you can do if you are looking to find your first job or a new job.

Should you have a photo of yourself in your resume? How do you answer the infamous question, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” or “What is your greatest weakness?” How do you network? Is it really that important? How do you leave a job you are ready to move away from? How do you ask about a salary respectfully? These are just some of the questions we explore in this episode, so make sure to give it a listen!


Listen to the second episode of Don't Say Adulting on how to buy a car.

EP 2:

How Do You Buy a Used Car?

Ever been intimidated or confused about where to start when looking for a used car? Or ever wondered how you should know if a car you’re interested in is a good value or not? Well, in our second episode of Don’t Say Ad*lting, Jane and Mike talk to Danny DePrez, who has worked in the automotive industry for years, to help answer some of those questions.

He offers advice, tips, and resources to help you in your first (or your next) car purchase at the perfect price for your budget.

Which car should you buy? Should you consider the Kelly Blue Book value? Can you look on Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist, or should you stick to a dealership? How and when should you negotiate the price of the car? What are some red flags to look for when buying a car? These are just some of the questions we explore in this episode, so make sure to give it a listen!


Listen to this podcast episode for how to cook for one person.

EP 3:

How Do You Cook For One Person?

Learning how to cook for yourself can be intimidating. Like many young adults living on their own for the first time, Jane’s found it difficult to get into the routine of cooking for one. So in our third episode of Don’t Say Ad*lting, Jane and Mike talk to Jairo Aleman, who has been cooking for all of his life. He is a cook and runs a catering business with his fiancée Robyn “Mee Sun” Klingerman.

He offers advice, tips, and resources to help anyone beginning their cooking journey.

How can you grow to actually like cooking? What ingredients should you have in your kitchen at all times? What is a good protein to start with? How can you prevent overcooking your food? These are just some of the questions we explore in this episode, so make sure to give it a listen!


Listen to Don't Say Ad*lting's newest podcast episode about how to budget.

EP 4:

How Do You Start Budgeting?

Saving and budgeting can be daunting tasks! Finances are something that we all seem to stress about, but having the right tools and knowledge can put that stress to rest. So in our fourth episode of Don’t Say Ad*lting, Jane and Mike talk to Kristen Collett-Schmitt, Ph.D., who is an Associate Teaching Professor of Finance at the University of Notre Dame.

She offers advice, tips, and resources to help anyone who has wanted to start budgeting but doesn’t know where to start.

When should you start saving? Should you apply for a credit card? How do you build credit? What is the “Golden Rule” for budgeting? What program and tools can help with this? These are just some of the questions we explore in this episode, so make sure to give it a listen!



How do you go about starting a skincare routine? We have all your skincare questions in Don't Say Ad*lting's newest podcast episode.

EP 5:

How Do You Care for Your Skin?

Have you wanted to start a skincare routine but weren’t sure where to start? Jane was in the same place, so in our fifth episode of Don’t Say Ad*lting, Jane and Mike chatted with Dr. Miles Andrew, M.D., who has been practicing general medical dermatology for 30 years.

He offers some knowledge, advice, and resources to help you take better care of your skin and build a skincare routine.

How do you go about starting a skincare routine? When should you see a dermatologist? What products should you use to take care of your skin? Do you need to use sunscreen every day? Can a beard make your face more oily?! These are just some of the questions we explore in this episode, so make sure to give it a listen!


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EP 6:

How Do You Go on a Date?

Dating is…complicated, to say the least. And finding a date in the real world might not be as easy as it was on a college campus. So on our sixth episode of Don’t Say Ad*lting, Jane and Mike talked to Timothy O’Malley, Ph.D., who is a professor at the University of Notre Dame and the Director of Education at the McGrath Institute for Church Life. He assigns an extra credit assignment for one of his classes that requires his students to ask someone on a date — challenging them to date intentionally.

He offers some knowledge, advice, and resources to help you build up the courage and knowledge to go on a date.

Should we use dating apps? How do you ask someone on a date? How do you avoid confusion when dating or in a relationship? Can you avoid awkwardness in dating? Is asking someone on a date better in person or through text? How do you respond to rejection? How many dates should you go on before you can make a decision? These are just some of the questions we explore in this episode, so make sure to give it a listen!


Watch the DSA hosts discuss how to make friends after college.

EP 7:

How Do You Find Friends After College?

Making friends after college is challenging. Finding people you enjoy being around and have a common interest in can sometimes be more difficult than figuring out taxes. So on our seventh episode of Don’t Say Ad*lting, Jane chats with her friend Evan Gage who she met in her new city after college. With insights from personal experience in finding friends and creating community in a new area, they chat about what they found has worked well for them and what you can do to find your community.

Jane and Evan also share some eye-opening facts about the state of our generation when it comes to finding friends and loneliness, as well as some advice that you may find helpful in your search for friendship and community.

Why are we so lonely? Why is it so difficult to find friends after college? How do you avoid the awkward stage of making friends? Where do I find people that have the same interest? When should you make the move to ask a friend out to do something? How do you host a party with new friends? These are just some of the questions we explore in this episode, so make sure to give it a listen!


Listen to our latest podcast episode about what to do after a minor car accident.

EP 8:

What Should You Do if You Get in a Minor Car Accident?

Have you ever gotten in a minor car accident and not known what to do? Or maybe you’ve experienced being pulled over and been unaware of what to do first. Well on our eighth episode of Don’t Say Ad*lting, Jane and Mike chat with Corporal Ross Johnson, who has been with the State Police for nine years.

He offers some knowledge, advice, and resources to help you be prepared for any future accidents you may get into — as well as information you may not know when it comes to being pulled over.

What should you do when you get into an accident? Should you pull over to help if you witness an accident? What do you need to have readily accessible when pulled over or in an accident? What should you do when you are pulled over? Is it actually illegal to drive with your lights on in the car? These are just some of the questions we explore in this episode, so make sure to give it a listen!


Want to learn how to take care of plants? Watch this episode of Don't Say Ad*lting for expert tips.

EP 9:

How Do You Keep a Plant Alive?

Almost everyone has had a plant — and chances are you might have ~also~ killed one. (Don’t worry, we have too.) Lucky for all of us, in our ninth episode of Don’t Say Ad*lting, Jane and our Art Director, Becky, chat with Benjamin Futa, who has been a plant lover all of his life and founded The Botany Shop, a local indoor plant store.

He offers some knowledge, advice, and resources to help you keep your plant alive.

How often should you water your plant? How can you tell when you need to water your plant? What plants are best for beginners? Should we use fertilizers and pesticides? What apps can you use to help you with your plant? What common mistakes should we avoid when caring for our plants? These are just some of the questions we explore in this episode, so make sure to give it a listen!


Join Jane and Mike as they discuss how to find your personal style with an expert.

EP 10:

How Do You Find Your Personal and Professional Style?

Whether you’re trying to find clothes for work or just everyday life, finding your style can be confusing — especially when you don’t know where to start. If you’ve struggled with this, you might find the tenth episode of Don’t Say Ad*lting helpful. Jane and Mike chat with Ali (Oesch) Patel, who founded and owns a fashion boutique called Ali On The Boulevard.

She offers some knowledge, advice, and resources to help you find your professional and personal style.

What can you do to find the balance between comfort and professionalism? What does business casual actually mean? Are jeans okay for work? Is there a difference between fashion and style? Can you find your style while on a budget? How can you find confidence in what you wear? These are just some of the questions we explore in this episode, so make sure to give it a listen!


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