What is ASU really like? How do I choose a major? How do I get the most out of my college experience?
Questions like these are answered by current students or recent graduates on The Buzz, a podcast for potential or current students that address the real issues and concerns about college life.
Tune in and learn student hacks, tips and tricks, best practices for studying and picking a major, and what life is really like here at ASU. You’ll hear from students, faculty and staff members about their experiences and what they’ve learned in their time at ASU.
S1E12 – A Farewell to Dean Duane Roen
Co-hosts Natalie and Nate are joined by soon-to-be former dean of the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, Duane Roen. Join him as he reflects on his time as dean and what's in the works for him after July 1. He may also have a couple jokes for you! In the second half, Natalie, Nate and Josh talk about applying for (and acceptance into) graduate programs.
S1E11 – The Easy Way to Get your Master’s Degree
Co-hosts Jessica, Nate and Natalie come together to discuss ASU’s 4+1 program, which allows students to complete their master’s degree in one year instead of two by sharing 12 credits across the bachelor's and master's. Natalie, who’s enrolled in this program, explains why it’s a more convenient and less expensive alternative to taking a break and then coming back for a graduate degree. In the second half, expect even more music talk as our hosts evaluate the new Taylor Swift album, bringing Harry Styles into the conversation once again. Do you have the same music tastes as our esteemed hosts? Let us know what you're listening to these days at email@example.com!
S1E10 - From Academia to the Office
Co-hosts Jessica and Nate talk with Dave Thomas, a lecturer in CISA's Leadership and Integrative Studies faculty group, about LIS's amazing study abroad options and their most popular degree programs: interdisciplinary studies and organizational leadership (project management). He also discusses the college-to-workforce transition and what hiring managers look for in new graduate hires. Joshua Zito joins the second-half chat, in which views abound on everything from Star Wars and the difference between a geek and a nerd, to Harry Potter and Harry Styles (of course)!
S1E9 – PTSD, Psychotropics and Road Trip Playlists
Listen in as co-hosts Natalie and Paul chat with CISA professor Manuel “Manu” Aviles-Santiago, director of ASU’s Office for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement, about OVMAE’s groundbreaking work, certificate program, and some upcoming events. What did Jessica and Natalie think of their sampling of Tom Petty and Jenny Lewis? They report back In the “Listen with Us” segment and chat with Nate and Paul about road trip playlist must-haves.
Register for OVMAE upcoming events:
March 22, 2021, 4 p.m. - Screening of the documentary “From Shock to Awe”
March 29, 2021, 4 p.m. - Follow-up panel discussion “Beyond the Stigma”
S1E8 – Getting Ready for Graduate School
Co-hosts Jessica and Nate take a deep dive into the when, why, and how of graduate school with CISA physiology professor JP Hyatt, who offers advice from his own graduate school journey. They’re also joined by Emily Barr, an undergraduate pre-med student, who shares how she's been handling prepping for the daunting MCAT. Finally, Paul and Nate report back on their take-home assignment from Jessica last episode. Their reviews of Harry Styles’ "Fine Line" album may surprise you!
S1E7 - How to Manage Midterms and Other Exams
March Madness means midterms season! Hosts Natalie and Jessica chat with Professor Steve Saul, from CISA's Faculty of Science and Mathematics, who has tips for approaching course exams and tells us what assessment looks like from the faculty side of the equation. Steve also talks about the weekly Science and Math Colloquium series. These Wednesday afternoon seminars cover all sorts of interesting topics — featuring scholars and practitioners from ASU and beyond. Finally, things heat up as Natalie and Jessica, joined by Paul and Nate, vigorously debate the undebatable: taste in music! (Harry Styles: yes or no?) in a brand-new segment they want your opinions on!
Super interesting & informative podcast for future, current, or former students to listen to! 10/10 recommend!!!