19 episodes

Welcome to After School, a podcast project from SFU’s Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology. After School invites you into candid conversations with FCAT alumni in traditional and unconventional career paths across communication, interactive arts and technology, contemporary arts, publishing and digital media.

Learn more about After School Podcast: http://www.sfu.ca/fcat/get-involved/engagement/podcast.html
Learn more about SFU's FCAT: www.sfu.ca/fcat.html

Follow SFU's FCAT on social media:
Twitter: twitter.com/FCATatSFU
Instagram: www.instagram.com/fcatatsfu/?hl=en
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/school/fcatatsfu…iewAsMember=true

We would like to respectfully acknowledges the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples on whose unceded traditional territories our three campuses reside.

FCAT After School Podcast SFU's Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology

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Welcome to After School, a podcast project from SFU’s Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology. After School invites you into candid conversations with FCAT alumni in traditional and unconventional career paths across communication, interactive arts and technology, contemporary arts, publishing and digital media.

Learn more about After School Podcast: http://www.sfu.ca/fcat/get-involved/engagement/podcast.html
Learn more about SFU's FCAT: www.sfu.ca/fcat.html

Follow SFU's FCAT on social media:
Twitter: twitter.com/FCATatSFU
Instagram: www.instagram.com/fcatatsfu/?hl=en
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/school/fcatatsfu…iewAsMember=true

We would like to respectfully acknowledges the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples on whose unceded traditional territories our three campuses reside.

    Career Transitions of a Software Engineer with Vic Ong

    Career Transitions of a Software Engineer with Vic Ong

    What’s the largest leap you’ve taken? On this episode of FCAT After School, we’re chatting with Vic Ong, pipeline technical director at Bron studios, about a very non-linear path towards a career in software development. If you don’t know what a technical director is, don’t worry! We’ll dive into that and the rest of Vic’s globe-spanning journey of making smart mattresses, keeping roller coasters safe, and constructing tools in game engines. If any of that entices you, you’ll want to hear his story.

    FCAT After School is a podcast project from SFU’s Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology. Current students sit down with alumni to explore their career journeys since graduation and gathering advice for the next generation.

    Find full episode transcripts and more info on FCAT After School at www.sfu.ca/fcat/get-involved/podcast.html

    Guest Bio: Vic has been a full-stack software engineer for the last 5 years, developing various web applications for the entertainment, e-commerce, and fintech industries. Currently, he’s a pipeline technical director at BRON studios, creating tools for cinematic and interactive experiences in animation, film, and VFX. He enjoys collaborating with artists and designers to help materialize their creative visions. https://www.linkedin.com/in/vickong/

    Host Bio: Marshall is a writer and producer with works in video games, film, advertising, and now, podcasts!Completing his Master’s at the Centre for Digital Media, he focused on narrative design and production work in video game development. He’s passionate about fostering collaborative spaces and nurturing creativity wherever it grows! https://www.linkedin.com/in/marshallmcc/

    References
    Dr. Barry Kudrowitz - https://design.umn.edu/directory/barry-m-kudrowitz, Centre for Digital Media -https://thecdm.ca/, Unreal Engine - https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US

    Episode Produced by Marshall McCann and Stacey Copeland

    Theme music:
    “Illustrated Novel” by Chad Crouch is licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0

    Follow SFU's FCAT on social media:
    Twitter: twitter.com/FCATatSFU
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/fcatatsfu
    Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/school/fcatatsfu

    • 27 min
    Navigating your Educational Journey with Broadcaster Simi Sara

    Navigating your Educational Journey with Broadcaster Simi Sara

    In this episode of the FCAT After School podcast, Communications student Eric Militaru talks with SFU Communication Alumni Simi Sara about her career as a host for 980CKNW and her educational journey. However, her journey was different than most. Here, Simi would share her philosophy on furthering her career and how any student can learn to take their time and try out new things as they follow their own journey, step by step.

    FCAT After School is a podcast project from SFU’s Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology. Current students sit down with alumni to explore their career journeys since graduation and gathering advice for the next generation.

    Find full episode transcripts and more info on FCAT After School at www.sfu.ca/fcat/get-involved/podcast.html

    Guest bio: Simi Sara (Twitter: @simisara980) is the award-winning host of Mornings with Simi. In 2020 Simi took the reins of the morning show, where she can be heard introducing listeners to the top stories of the day over their morning coffee. Simi has been in the media business for almost thirty years, with roles including newspaper reporter, producer, and news anchor. While continuing her full-time job at CKNW, Simi also returned to education, graduating from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Communication.

    Host bio: Eric Militaru is a third-year communications student with dreams of working in the radio and podcasting industry.

    Additional Resources and Mentions:
    https://globalnews.ca/bc/program/the-simi-sara-show/

    Episode Produced by Eric Militaru and Stacey Copeland

    Theme music:
    “Illustrated Novel” by Chad Crouch is licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0

    Follow SFU's FCAT on social media:
    Twitter: twitter.com/FCATatSFU
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/fcatatsfu
    Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/school/fcatatsfu

    • 25 min
    Mastering the Art of Publishing with Jazmin Welch

    Mastering the Art of Publishing with Jazmin Welch

    FCAT student Genevieve Cheng speaks with Jazmin Welch, a production manager for Arsenal Pulp Press and business owner of her own book design company Fleck Creative Studio, about all things Masters of Publishing. From taking pictures of hats to landing her dream job at a Vancouver press – Jazmin’s journey from the fashion world to book design is one of a kind!

    FCAT After School is a podcast project from SFU’s Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology. Current students sit down with alumni to explore their career journeys since graduation and gathering advice for the next generation.

    Find full episode transcripts and more info on FCAT After School at www.sfu.ca/fcat/get-involved/podcast.html

    Guest: Jazmin Welch
    Instagram: @fleckcreative
    Website: www.fleckcreativestudio.com
    Twitter: @jazminwelch

    Guest Bio: Jazmin Welch is the production manager at Arsenal Pulp Press and the owner of fleck creative studio, a book design studio based in Hamilton, Ontario that focuses on a collaborative and intentional approach to publishing. Jaz loves creating artful and meaningful design solutions while fostering strong connections between authors and their readers. She holds a Bachelor of Design (Ryerson University) and Master of Publishing (Simon Fraser University). Jaz is a dog mom with a love of fresh ocean air.

    Host: Genevieve Cheng
    Instagram: @gen.cheng
    Host Bio: Genevieve (Gen) Cheng is a fifth and final year Communication major and Publishing minor who loves to blog about sports, take in new movies at local theatres, and is currently occupied leash training her new kitten.

    Additional Resources and Mentions
    Quill & Quire Job Board – https://quillandquire.com/jobs/

    Episode Produced by Genevieve Cheng and Stacey Copeland

    Theme music:
    “Illustrated Novel” by Chad Crouch is licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0

    Follow SFU's FCAT on social media:
    Twitter: twitter.com/FCATatSFU
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/fcatatsfu
    Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/school/fcatatsfu

    • 23 min
    Community and Adaptability in the Performing Arts with Howard Dai

    Community and Adaptability in the Performing Arts with Howard Dai

    SCA alumnus Howard Dai discusses working as a theatre artist post-pandemic; from the silver linings of newfound opportunities that emerged to the challenges of adapting performance to Zoom. Howard imparts his wisdom with a particular focus on the function and importance of community and collaboration.

    FCAT After School is a podcast project from SFU’s Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology. Current students sit down with alumni to explore their career journeys since graduation and gathering advice for the next generation.

    Find full episode transcripts and more info on FCAT After School at www.sfu.ca/fcat/get-involved/podcast.html

    Guest Bio:
    Howard Dai is a Taiwanese actor and theatre artist. He was the 2022 digital-artist-in-residence with PuSh Festival and Royal Court Theatre (London, UK) with his new play 菠蘿麵包Pineapple Bun, supported by rice & beans theatre. He was most recently seen on stage as Banger in Jovanni Sy’s The Five Vengeances (Affair of Honor). Other co-creation/performance credits include: Passenger Seat (Library Performance Co.); 蝦仔 Little Shrimp (Carousel Theatre); Collider (Single Thread Theatre); and New Societies (re:current theatre). He is an Associate Artist with rice & beans theatre, and is a graduate of SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts. www.howarddai.com

    Instagram: @Howardai

    Get tickets to Howard’s upcoming directing project here: https://artsclub.com/shows/2022-2023/forgiveness

    Host Bio:
    Zoë Braithwaite is a Vancouver based interdisciplinary artist and BFA student at the SCA, majoring in Theatre Performance.
    Instagram: @zoe_braithwaite

    Episode Produced by Zoë Braithwaite and Stacey Copeland

    Theme music:
    “Illustrated Novel” by Chad Crouch is licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0

    Follow SFU's FCAT on social media:
    Twitter: twitter.com/FCATatSFU
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/fcatatsfu
    Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/school/fcatatsfu

    • 26 min
    Entrepreneurship in UX Design with Eric Lee

    Entrepreneurship in UX Design with Eric Lee

    Hmmm.. what happens after SIAT? This episode, UX Designer and SIAT alumnus Eric Lee dives deep into the world of UX design and shares how his SIAT and internship experiences prepared him for his career. To top it off, practical tips for personal branding and portfolio building are revealed (for free!).

    FCAT After School is a podcast project from SFU’s Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology. Current students sit down with alumni to explore their career journeys since graduation and gathering advice for the next generation.

    Find full episode transcripts and more info on FCAT After School at https://www.sfu.ca/fcat/get-involved/podcast.html

    Guest bio:
    I am a UX Designer, Entrepreneur, and Innovation strategist. I practice the design thinking process to build innovative experiences. I am passionate about solving problems and meeting needs through human-centered design. On the side, I mentor and teach future UXers on how to break into the UX industry. And I also host in-person meets for UXers to network and make friends in the industry.

    Episode Host bio:
    Hello! My name is Megan Yeung. I’m a SIAT undergraduate student who loves to explore many mediums and forms of art.

    Produced by Megan Yeung and Stacey Copeland

    Additional Links:
    SFU UX Hackathon contact: iatsupres@gmail.com
    UX Community on slack:
    https://www.designerslack.community/community/vancouver-design-check-in
    In-person UX meetups:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vdc-coffee-and-chill-series-oct-27th-tickets-412271253417
    My LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericthedesignguy/
    Instagram and more:
    https://linktr.ee/ericthedesignguy?utm_source=linktree_profile_share&ltsid=6711d42f-fb40-4225-82f1-3563d9ca3bd6

    • 30 min
    Welcome to FCAT After School Season 2! - Teaser Trailer

    Welcome to FCAT After School Season 2! - Teaser Trailer

    Welcome back to FCAT After School, a podcast project from SFU’s Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology. This season, FCAT students Megan, Eric, Genevieve, Marshall, and Zoe - bring us brand new one-on-one conversations with alumni across communication, interactive arts and technology, contemporary arts, publishing and digital media. Exploring their career journeys since graduation, the highs and the lows along the way, and gathering advice for the next generation. We can’t wait to share what’s in store.

    Make sure you subscribe to FCAT After School so you don't miss any of our amazing upcoming interviews!

    Learn more about After School Podcast: https://www.sfu.ca/fcat/get-involved/podcast.html
    Learn more about SFU's FCAT: www.sfu.ca/fcat.html

    Follow SFU's FCAT on social media:
    Twitter: twitter.com/FCATatSFU
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/fcatatsfu
    Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/school/fcatatsfu

    Music is “Yesterday” by HoliznaCC0. Licensed under CC BY-NC 1.0: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/holiznacc0/lo-fi-and-chill/yesterday-1/

    We would like to respectfully acknowledges the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples on whose unceded traditional territories our three campuses reside.

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