Student Center program aims to help students with transition to graduate life

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Students have an opportunity to have a smoother post-graduate transition by attending It’s Your Reality in the Student Center Grand Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

This is UK’s first financial simulation program where all UK students can attend and learn how to adapt to post-graduate salaries and future lifestyles.

The event also will have a complimentary lunch. Your Reality is hosting 22 booths, which represent many financial responsibilities students will have after graduation.

Each student will be given an average starting monthly salary coinciding with his or her major.

After given this amount, students will learn to select the lifestyle items that fall into their estimated means.

Students will receive help making these decisions by experts who will be available at the program. Lifestyle choices will include student loans, credit-card debt, transportation needs, housing, food, entertainment and utilities.

Grand prizes will be given through a random drawing that include Beats by Dr. Dre headphones and a Kindle Fire. T-shirts and door prizes will also be given.