5 episodes

My First Year is an original GEAR UP podcast that explores how students become success stories after they graduate high school. And just like all great stories, it comes with humble beginnings. Host Casey Weld talks with interesting Gear Up alumni and educators about their first starts in college, finding a job and more. Experience is always the best teacher. Join the conversation today! For more information, visit www.gearup4la.net

My First Year - A GEAR UP 4 LA Podcast GEAR UP 4 LA

    • Self-Improvement
    • 5.0, 8 Ratings

My First Year is an original GEAR UP podcast that explores how students become success stories after they graduate high school. And just like all great stories, it comes with humble beginnings. Host Casey Weld talks with interesting Gear Up alumni and educators about their first starts in college, finding a job and more. Experience is always the best teacher. Join the conversation today! For more information, visit www.gearup4la.net

    Being a Dreamer

    Being a Dreamer

    Many students believe that their undocumented status will prevent them from attending college. These students may live in fear of being exposed and deported should they apply for school or financial aid. However, Juan is a Dreamer whose optimism helped him achieve a great education at UCLA. Casey sits down with Juan to learn about the undocumented experience. __________________________________________________________________________ The “My First Year” podcast is a GEAR UP production. Series Concept by Juan Maya Hernandez. Hosted by Casey Weld Audio production and post-production services by TinDragon Media. Production music courtesy of epidemicsound.com Special thanks to: GEAR UP 4 LA Study Smart Tutors The GEAR UP Alumni Association And to listeners, like you.

    • 18 min
    Community College

    Community College

    Community college can be an opportunity to reinvent yourself. It gives you the chance to explore majors and career pathways without committing to a 4 year program. Community colleges are becoming more and more popular due to its affordable tuition and services. Stuart Roco, a student at Los Angeles City college, talks with Casey about his time at community college. The “My First Year” podcast is a GEAR UP production. Series Concept by Juan Maya Hernandez. Hosted by Casey Weld Audio production and post-production services by TinDragon Media. Production music courtesy of epidemicsound.com Special thanks to: GEAR UP 4 LA Study Smart Tutors The GEAR UP Alumni Association And to listeners, like you.

    • 11 min
    Studying STEM

    Studying STEM

    As technology becomes integrated into our day-to-day lives, the job market is booming with tech and engineering jobs. So schools are pushing students to pursue a major in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics). Casey Weld speaks with his old student, Esmeralda Leon, who is currently studying aerospace engineering at USC. The “My First Year” podcast is a GEAR UP production. Series Concept by Juan Maya Hernandez. Hosted by Casey Weld Audio production and post-production services by TinDragon Media. Production music courtesy of epidemicsound.com Special thanks to: GEAR UP 4 LA Study Smart Tutors The GEAR UP Alumni Association And to listeners, like you.

    • 14 min
    Finding First Jobs

    Finding First Jobs

    On the premiere episode of “My First Year,” Casey discusses the challenges of finding that first job after college. William Ruiz stops by to talk about his time at FOX Sports Radio and how he kick started his career. The “My First Year” podcast is a GEAR UP production. Series Concept by Juan Maya Hernandez. Hosted by Casey Weld Audio production and post-production services by TinDragon Media. Production music courtesy of epidemicsound.com Special thanks to: GEAR UP 4 LA Study Smart Tutors The GEAR UP Alumni Association And to listeners, like you.

    • 12 min
    My First Year Trailer

    My First Year Trailer

    Trailer to GEAR UP 4 LA's "My First Year" podcast series!

    • 1 min

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

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Huge fan of tin dragon, they’re amazing! Listen to this pod 💕💕💕

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