61 episodes

In this podcast, Dra. Yvette Martínez-Vu, a Chicana femtor and higher education professional, provides low-income, first-generation, and students of color with knowledge about academia to help them prepare for graduate school.

Grad School Femtoring Yvette Martinez-Vu

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 30 Ratings

In this podcast, Dra. Yvette Martínez-Vu, a Chicana femtor and higher education professional, provides low-income, first-generation, and students of color with knowledge about academia to help them prepare for graduate school.

    61: Being a Woman of Color in a STEM Grad Program with Yanelyn Perez

    61: Being a Woman of Color in a STEM Grad Program with Yanelyn Perez

    In this episode we have a special guest, Yanelyn Perez, who is speaking on the topic of being a woman of color grad student in a STEM field. Yanelyn is currently a first year PhD student studying wildlife disease ecology at the University of Maryland, College Park. She shares her experience studying zoology and doing lab work as an undergraduate, her struggles with imposter syndrome and lack of representation in her field, as well as what continues to motivate her to pursue her research. Check it out!


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    • 46 min
    60: Rising Seniors, You Got This!

    60: Rising Seniors, You Got This!

    This podcast episode was recorded for current juniors in college who will be rising seniors this summer and applying to graduate school in the fall. If you're feeling discouraged or overwhelmed at the process of applying, please listen to this episode, where Dra. Yvette addresses your concerns over not having enough time, feeling like you haven't done enough research, worried about securing letter recommenders, concerned about a low GPA or GRE score, and worried about getting organized and meeting deadlines on time. It's okay, you got this!


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    • 30 min
    59: Early Career Moves: Applying for Non-Tenure Track Jobs

    59: Early Career Moves: Applying for Non-Tenure Track Jobs

    In this episode, you’ll learn some strategies for how to apply for your first job out of undergrad or graduate school. The content will be especially helpful for individuals applying to non-tenure track jobs, alternative academic jobs, or higher education jobs. Some of the topics covered include scheduling informational interviews, identifying salary ranges, and how to ask for help.


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    • 29 min
    58: Accepting an Offer With Little to No Funding

    58: Accepting an Offer With Little to No Funding

    This episode is for anyone who accepted a grad school offer with little to no funding, and it's especially relevant for students admitted into master's programs, as they tend to offer less funding compared to doctoral programs. You'll hear about creating a budget, asking for funding after committing (if you didn't do so beforehand), applying for scholarships, fellowships, and on-campus job opportunities, and how else to minimize the amount of debt you may incur.


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    • 22 min
    57: How to Secure a Faculty Mentor

    57: How to Secure a Faculty Mentor

    Are you an undergraduate who is interested in getting started on research but are struggling to secure a faculty mentor? Listen to this episode to learn strategies for identifying and securing a faculty mentor. 



    For access to this episode as a video with a transcription, go here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFGyOhVAVXD0SSZPQMXUV6Q


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    • 16 min
    56: Physical Fitness and Health in Grad School with Mara Lopez

    56: Physical Fitness and Health in Grad School with Mara Lopez

    In this episode we have a special guest, Mara Lopez, who is speaking on the topic of maintaining your physical fitness and physical health while in graduate school. Mara is a Mexicana from Southern California who is currently residing in Arizona. She is a mother to two beautiful babies under six. Mara is also a wife, full-time research program manager, part-time faculty associate, and doctoral candidate in Education at Arizona State University. She shares lots of gems about some of the things she does to stay fit, which includes running, yoga, and anything else that can help her maintain her momentum. If you need a bit of motivation to show up for yourself and keep yourself accountable, listen to this episode. 


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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Zozomoon ,

EXACTLY WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR

I am so appreciative that I found this podcast. I can’t tell you how much his representation is key in higher education. Her calm aura eases my anxiety a bit and I began to feel more prepared and lose my imposter syndrome. I am first gen, disable, and low income so hearing this advice from someone similar reminds me that I belong in higher education.

Ivetti ,

Grateful to have found such a wonderful resource.

As a first generation college student, who hopes to go on to graduate school one day, I have found this podcast to be very helpful (and motivating) as I try to navigate what is ahead. Thank you Dra. Martínez-Vu, for taking the time to help students like me.

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Must Listen for All Prospective Applicants

Doctora Martinez-Vu is an invaluable resource. As PhD admissions is very obscure, she provides valuable information specifically geared for those usually marginalized. As someone who is a person of color and from a lower SES, I truly am grateful for the information shared in this podcast. I cannot thank the host enough!

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