113 episodes

Welcome to the College Student Success Podcast.



This podcast is devoted to helping college students set goals that matter to them, and achieve them.



Whereas I find most podcasts are meant for ‘passive listening’ in that you, the listener, aren’t really expected to do anything but listen, this podcast will focus on empowering you to take an active role by setting a goal that you have a passion for achieving (it can be school-related, but doesn’t have to be), then try out the strategies I talk about that might help you get closer to achieving your goals, which in turn get you closer to your dreams.



I currently work in the Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions at Rutgers University as an instructor.



I’ve been trained over the years in several practices that will help guide this podcast. My background is in Psychiatric Rehabilitation, which is a process of assisting people with psych disabilities in achieving goals that are set by the person that will advance their recovery. It’s a very individualized approach that focuses on one’s strengths and treating the entire person.



I also spent time training counselors in a specific kind of rehabilitation called Supported Education, which focuses on providing students with mental health issues support, and helping them succeed in college.



For the three years of my career at Rutgers, I worked as a Cognitive Specialist, meeting with students that have issues like depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder and helping them learn strategies to improve their memory, attention, verbal learning, and problem-solving abilities.



This unique blending of Psych Rehab, Supported Education, and Cognitive Remediation form the foundation for this podcast in assisting students to set goals that tap into their passions; the goals that people dream of accomplishing, but often have trouble dedicating time to attending to.



I want to help students stay focused on the goals that matter, and give them tools to make those goals attainable.



The views and opinions of this podcaster in no way represent the views/opinions of Rutgers University.

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Welcome to the College Student Success Podcast.



This podcast is devoted to helping college students set goals that matter to them, and achieve them.



Whereas I find most podcasts are meant for ‘passive listening’ in that you, the listener, aren’t really expected to do anything but listen, this podcast will focus on empowering you to take an active role by setting a goal that you have a passion for achieving (it can be school-related, but doesn’t have to be), then try out the strategies I talk about that might help you get closer to achieving your goals, which in turn get you closer to your dreams.



I currently work in the Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions at Rutgers University as an instructor.



I’ve been trained over the years in several practices that will help guide this podcast. My background is in Psychiatric Rehabilitation, which is a process of assisting people with psych disabilities in achieving goals that are set by the person that will advance their recovery. It’s a very individualized approach that focuses on one’s strengths and treating the entire person.



I also spent time training counselors in a specific kind of rehabilitation called Supported Education, which focuses on providing students with mental health issues support, and helping them succeed in college.



For the three years of my career at Rutgers, I worked as a Cognitive Specialist, meeting with students that have issues like depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder and helping them learn strategies to improve their memory, attention, verbal learning, and problem-solving abilities.



This unique blending of Psych Rehab, Supported Education, and Cognitive Remediation form the foundation for this podcast in assisting students to set goals that tap into their passions; the goals that people dream of accomplishing, but often have trouble dedicating time to attending to.



I want to help students stay focused on the goals that matter, and give them tools to make those goals attainable.



The views and opinions of this podcaster in no way represent the views/opinions of Rutgers University.

    Episode 113: Zoom Forward For the Fall, Memory/Study Tips with Chase DiMarco

    Episode 113: Zoom Forward For the Fall, Memory/Study Tips with Chase DiMarco

    Overview:







    * Welcome back! Fall 2020 Semester is here!* Online learning, Zoom is here to stay* All recent articles re: Zoom target teachers, not students* Difference between synchronous/asynchronous online courses* This is a Meta-episode → Learning how to learn* Following these strategies will work no matter the format of class







    Interview with Chase DiMarco







    Prioritizing/Planning







    * The Pareto Principle* Strategies for using a planner, To-Do list* Urgency vs. Importance







    Study Skills







    * Value of re-reading notes* Memory strategies to improve studying effectiveness* How can a lecture recording/transcript be useful? 







    Health/Wellness







    * How important is a routine when it comes to learning/studying?* Developing healthy routines, importance of self-awareness* Useful apps* Books about routine/habit* The Power of Habit * Atomic Habits







    Housekeeping:







    * Learn more about Chase at FreeMedEd.org and The Medical Mnemonist Podcast* Mensa Lecture referenced during interview* If you are a recent college grad or faculty member that’s in recovery for mental health issues, I’d love to interview you about your goal achievement quest, the struggles/adversity you faced, as well the wellness strategies you used! I’m particularly interested in interviewing student entrepreneurs and those involved in mental health advocacy. There are a variety of ways to reach out.* Email me at: collegestudentsuccesspodcast@gmail.com* The Official Podcast Website* Visit the podcast’s Facebook page! or* Follow the podcast on Twitter* Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Soundcloud, or Google Play. A rating and/or review would also really help out the show and allow new listeners to discover it. Thanks for all the reviews so far!* Looking for help on how to become a better online student in college? Try my course, Ace Your Online Class, available on Udemy. It’s got lots of tips and strategies on how to not only survive learning online in today’s college environment, but thrive!* Ace Your Online Class Update: No longer free to public, but podcast listeners will never pay for this course! Email me and I’ll get you a code to sign up for free. * Thanks to Rob Cavallo for today’s intro music. For more information about him or the music you heard today, you can email: peloquin17@yahoo.com*

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 112: Interview I did for The Survival Podcast about Managing Mental Health

    Episode 112: Interview I did for The Survival Podcast about Managing Mental Health

    * This is copy of a recent interview I did with Jack Spriko, a former guest of mine on this show. This past week I went on his show to talk about managing and improving your mental health. The talk is from a preparedness standpoint, and not limited to a discussion about college student mental health.* Housekeeping:* If you are a recent college grad or faculty member that’s in recovery for mental health issues, I’d love to interview you about your goal achievement quest, the struggles/adversity you faced, as well the wellness strategies you used! I’m particularly interested in interviewing student entrepreneurs and those involved in mental health advocacy. There are a variety of ways to reach out.* Email me at: collegestudentsuccesspodcast@gmail.com* The Official Podcast Website* Visit the podcast’s Facebook page! or* Follow the podcast on Twitter* Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Soundcloud, or Google Play. A rating and/or review would also really help out the show and allow new listeners to discover it. Thanks for all the reviews so far!* Looking for help on how to become a better online student in college? Try my course, Ace Your Online Class, available on Udemy. It’s got lots of tips and strategies on how to not only survive learning online in today’s college environment, but thrive! * Ace Your Online Class UpdateNo longer free to public, but podcast listeners will never pay for this course!Use coupon code CSSP2020 when you check out and it should be free. This offer is good for the first 10 students that sign up over the next month. If you are unable to access the course for free please let me know and I’ll work with you! * Thanks to Rob Cavallo for today’s intro music. For more information about him or the music you heard today, you can email: peloquin17@yahoo.com

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 111: Updates Galore, Opportunity vs. Survival, and Preparing for Fall now

    Episode 111: Updates Galore, Opportunity vs. Survival, and Preparing for Fall now

    * Key Info for this Podcast:  * Dissertation Update* Passion, Value, Leverage, Accountability, Sustainability (PVLAS) revisited* Leveraging opportunity vs. surviving, what will fall look like?* Remote learning self-assessment* Living arrangements* Internship planning* Replicating what’s missing from online learning* Video chat study groups* Professor’s virtual office hours* Accountability partner* Ace Your Online Class Update* No longer free to public, but podcast listeners will never pay for this course! * Use coupon code CSSP2020 when you check out and it should be free. This offer is good for the first 10 students that sign up over the next month. If you are unable to access the course for free please let me know and I’ll work with you!* Housekeeping:* If you are a recent college grad or faculty member that’s in recovery for mental health issues, I’d love to interview you about your goal achievement quest, the struggles/adversity you faced, as well the wellness strategies you used! I’m particularly interested in interviewing student entrepreneurs and those involved in mental health advocacy. There are a variety of ways to reach out.* Email me at: collegestudentsuccesspodcast@gmail.com* The Official Podcast Website* Visit the podcast’s Facebook page! or* Follow the podcast on Twitter* Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Soundcloud, or Google Play. A rating and/or review would also really help out the show and allow new listeners to discover it. Thanks for all the reviews so far!* Looking for help on how to become a better online student in college? Try my course, Ace Your Online Class, available on Udemy. It’s got lots of tips and strategies on how to not only survive learning online in today’s college environment, but thrive! * Thanks to Rob Cavallo for today’s intro music. For more information about him or the music you heard today, you can email: peloquin17@yahoo.com

    • 52 min
    Episode 110: My Dissertation Topic Overview, with Some Practical Take-Aways

    Episode 110: My Dissertation Topic Overview, with Some Practical Take-Aways

    * Key Info for this Podcast:  * In this episode I discuss my dissertation topic, (College Re-Entry for Students with Mental Health Issues who leave school for reasons related to relapse) as well as some practical info if you’re approaching the dissertation phase of your degree. * Important links for today’s Episode:* Fountain House College Re-Entry Program* Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Niteo Program* Housekeeping:* If you are a recent college grad or faculty member that’s in recovery for mental health issues, I’d love to interview you about your goal achievement quest, the struggles/adversity you faced, as well the wellness strategies you used! I’m particularly interested in interviewing student entrepreneurs and those involved in mental health advocacy. There are a variety of ways to reach out. * Email me at: collegestudentsuccesspodcast@gmail.com * The Official Podcast Website* Visit the podcast’s Facebook page! or * Follow the podcast on Twitter* Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Soundcloud, or Google Play. A rating and/or review would also really help out the show and allow new listeners to discover it. Thanks for all the reviews so far! * Looking for help on how to become a better online student in college? Try my course, Ace Your Online Class, available on Udemy. It’s got lots of tips and strategies on how to not only survive learning online in today’s college environment, but thrive! Totally free. * Thanks to Rob Cavallo for today’s intro music. For more information about him or the music you heard today, you can email: peloquin17@yahoo.com

    • 36 min
    Episode 109: Another Recovery Story, AKA why there’s been no podcasts for 4 months

    Episode 109: Another Recovery Story, AKA why there’s been no podcasts for 4 months

    * Key Info for this Podcast:  * In this episode I discuss my recent medical recovery, and discuss ideas for future podcasts. * Important links for today’s Episode:* Dr. Christopher’s Bone & Tissue Ointment * Book I discuss that helped me: Performance Without Pain * Naval Ravikant: Twitter Handle * Housekeeping:* If you are a recent college grad or faculty member that’s in recovery for mental health issues, I’d love to interview you about your goal achievement quest, the struggles/adversity you faced, as well the wellness strategies you used! I’m particularly interested in interviewing student entrepreneurs and those involved in mental health advocacy. There are a variety of ways to reach out. * Email me at: collegestudentsuccesspodcast@gmail.com * The Official Podcast Website* Visit the podcast’s Facebook page! or * Follow the podcast on Twitter* Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Soundcloud, or Google Play. A rating and/or review would also really help out the show and allow new listeners to discover it. Thanks for all the reviews so far! * Looking for help on how to become a better online student in college? Try my course, Ace Your Online Class, available on Udemy. It’s got lots of tips and strategies on how to not only survive learning online in today’s college environment, but thrive! Totally free. * Thanks to Rob Cavallo for today’s intro music. For more information about him or the music you heard today, you can email: peloquin17@yahoo.com

    • 45 min
    Episode 108: A Fresh Semester, and a Fresh Look at Online Learning

    Episode 108: A Fresh Semester, and a Fresh Look at Online Learning

    * Key Info for this Podcast*  Update on my winter break, goal achievement * Online Learning, focus on Engagement * What is engagement? * Compare to traditional class * With instructor * With other students * Why does it matter? * Consider environment * Tangible (location) * Intangible (peers) * OLC Accelerate 2018: What did I come away with? * Keynote was awesome! * Dr. Jane McGonigal * Importance/value of today’s games, how they might inform us of what online learning will look like in the future * Everyone’s a potential ally * Abundance philosophy* Peer-to-peer network * Trading of items * Sharing achievements * Engagement is what you put into it (learners and instructors). * The actual assignments are the direct method for engaging. * Teachers —> Stop it with the “Week #1 Icebreaker, then links/document repository for rest of semester” * Put some soul into your course! * Leave a piece of yourself in the assignment * Show the students a little of who you are * Students —> It’s on you to make the community happen (if you want it) if the teacher is unwilling * Initiate the engagement * Through the LMS * Email * Study group (video conferencing) * Shared Google Doc * Group text (What’s App) * Meeting up locally on campus * My examples * Wellness & Recovery course * FOTW example







    Important links for today’s Episode







    * Older Episode I Did About Online Learning (#49)* Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Accelerate 2018 Conference* Information about Dr. Jane McGonigal, awesome Keynote speaker!* * Mine and Dr. Ann Murphy’s OLC Presentation







    Housekeeping: 







    * If you are a recent college grad or faculty member that’s in recovery for mental health issues, I’d love to interview you about your goal achievement quest, the struggles/adversity you faced, as well the wellness strategies you used! I’m particularly interested in interviewing student entrepreneurs and those involved in mental health advocacy. There are a variety of ways to reach out.

    * Email me at: collegestudentsuccesspodcast@gmail.com

    * The Official Podcast Website* Visit the podcast’s Facebook page! or

    * Follow the podcast on Twitter* Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Soundcloud, or Google Play. A rating and/or review would also really help out the show and allow new listeners to discover it. Thanks for all the reviews so far!

    * Looking for help on how to become a better online student in college? Try my course, Ace Your Online Class, available on Udemy. It’s got lots of tips and strategies on how to not only survive learning ...

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Swag master373636 ,

Unique and helpful

I am a college admissions consultant and was looking for a podcast that addressed the very important issue of attending college with a disability. I found it. The topics and guests are varied as well.

S. Hain ,

Forward thinking stressed college student

This podcast is incredible. It offers practical tips for college that are more than the generic ideas you would find in every college survival guide. Sometimes it is hard to figure out where you want to go and what you want to be in life but this Podcast gives a good outlook on how you can help yourself achieve what is best for you.

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Interesting blend of productivity and self-help

Production has improved a great deal. Overall the info is pretty good

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