34 episodes

Features student-created stories from the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University. Stories range from spotlights on current students and alumni to new initiatives in the college and faculty activities outside the classroom.

All of the story ideas, writing, editing and voicing are completely done by current students and based on their interests.

Be Connected Barb Volbrecht

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Features student-created stories from the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University. Stories range from spotlights on current students and alumni to new initiatives in the college and faculty activities outside the classroom.

All of the story ideas, writing, editing and voicing are completely done by current students and based on their interests.

    Alumni Spotlight, Ivy Awino, Be Connected, Episode 35

    Alumni Spotlight, Ivy Awino, Be Connected, Episode 35

    Having a career in sports and being a DJ are two difficult careers to break into. There are limited opportunities and many young people want to pursue these entertainment-related positions. Yet, breaking into these fields is possible. Marquette University Alumna Ivy Awino is doing both in her role as Team DJ for the Dallas Mavericks. The Diederich College of Communication graduate shares her story and advice to students on this episode of Be Connected. Today's story was created by senior Will Scheuerman.

    • 8 min
    Transfer Students

    Transfer Students

    For college students, transferring to another university offers some challenges. The fall of 2020 is greeting Marquette University students with additional adjustments as students have to wear masks on campus and keep social distance. Also, instead of 96% of their classes being in person, only 61.2% are.

    Three former transfer students have advice for current transfer students to help ease the transition. Zuzu Siam has the story for this episode of Be Connected.

    • 11 min
    Alumni Spotlight, Chris Marrs, Be Connected, Episode 32

    Alumni Spotlight, Chris Marrs, Be Connected, Episode 32

    Having a career in the entertainment industry is a dream job for many, but it’s a difficult field to break into. Marquette Alumnus Chris Marrs shares advice with students and some details of his journey to becoming an actor, writer and producer. Andres Isidoro, a senior majoring in Digital Media, has the story on this episode of Be Connected.

    • 12 min
    Sports Alumni Spotlight

    Sports Alumni Spotlight

    The field of sports broadcasting is highly competitive with lots of people vying for few positions. Three Marquette University alumni offered their thoughts on pursuing a career in this field during a Diederich Drop In on Teams. Zuzu (Zuhdia) Siam, a corporate communications major, has the story, which features: Brad Galli, a sports anchor at WXYZ TV in Detroit; Jen Lada, a reporter and host for ESPN and Sophia Minnaert, the primary Brewer’s sideline reporter on FOX Sports Wisconsin.

    • 24 min
    Alumni Spotlight, Jacqui Banaszynski

    Alumni Spotlight, Jacqui Banaszynski

    It's a busy time in the field of journalism these days with a variety of COVID-19 related stories being created and published through many different platforms. It can be overwhelming from a consumer point of view, and challenging for the journalists too. Marquette University alumna and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Jacqui Banaszynski, shared her words of wisdom with communication students and faculty. Zuzu (Zuhdia) Siam, a corporate communication major, has the story in this episode of Be Connected.

    • 18 min
    COVID-19 Student Response

    COVID-19 Student Response

    Students at Marquette University, and throughout the country, had a lot of changes to deal with when their courses went from being in person to all online, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. How did they adjust? What are some lessons they've learned?

    This episode of Be Connected has responses from some students who attend the Diederich College of Communication. Many of the comments were made in online discussions or written assignments in their classes. Hear what they had to say about this experience.

    • 16 min

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22 Ratings

22 Ratings

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Excellent informative. Barbara chooses
Topics that are of interest to a wide variety of listeners.

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Communications!!

It’s so cool to see that Marquette is focusing on comm students. This is really good, and I look forward to listening to more!

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Fantastic content

Wow. Could not be more amazed with the production quality and I will write home about. Brings me back to the days when podcasts were great! Keep up the good work!

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