98 episodes

The First-Gen Lounge (formerly The Purpose University Podcast) is the FIRST podcast of its kind--highlighting the experiences of first-gens. It is a place where we, first-generation college graduates, come to kick it and talk honestly about this thing called life and biz.
In our sessions, you’ll get practical strategies for navigating adulthood, defining success, embracing values, being happier, boosting productivity, managing relationships, improving wellbeing, understanding purpose, and simply living a fulfilled life. From entrepreneurship, mentorship, career and graduate school advice, finances, networking, adversity, disappointment, and fear, to being of service and changing the world around you —we chat about it all (you can expect quite a few laughs, too)!
It is here where YOU find community—we’re people who break barriers and defy the odds but understand there is still much ahead of us; therefore, leaning on, and learning from, each other is what we do. In this space, we all belong and will uplift, inspire, and empower one another by sharing our truth as we tell our stories because... we want for you more than anything is for you to continue to grow and become the person you truly desire to be.
Simply grab a seat, get real comfortable, and join the conversations every Thursday at 9pm! Have a question or topic you’d like to see covered on the show? Go to www.thefirstgenlounge.com/ask.#TheFirstGenLounge

The First-Gen Lounge Dr. Eve Hudson

    • Self-Improvement

The First-Gen Lounge (formerly The Purpose University Podcast) is the FIRST podcast of its kind--highlighting the experiences of first-gens. It is a place where we, first-generation college graduates, come to kick it and talk honestly about this thing called life and biz.
In our sessions, you’ll get practical strategies for navigating adulthood, defining success, embracing values, being happier, boosting productivity, managing relationships, improving wellbeing, understanding purpose, and simply living a fulfilled life. From entrepreneurship, mentorship, career and graduate school advice, finances, networking, adversity, disappointment, and fear, to being of service and changing the world around you —we chat about it all (you can expect quite a few laughs, too)!
It is here where YOU find community—we’re people who break barriers and defy the odds but understand there is still much ahead of us; therefore, leaning on, and learning from, each other is what we do. In this space, we all belong and will uplift, inspire, and empower one another by sharing our truth as we tell our stories because... we want for you more than anything is for you to continue to grow and become the person you truly desire to be.
Simply grab a seat, get real comfortable, and join the conversations every Thursday at 9pm! Have a question or topic you’d like to see covered on the show? Go to www.thefirstgenlounge.com/ask.#TheFirstGenLounge

    Spring 2020: Session 97 (How to Be Patient and Resilient with Angelika Johnson)

    Spring 2020: Session 97 (How to Be Patient and Resilient with Angelika Johnson)

    Is your path towards getting your college degree taking a bit longer than you wanted? Well, it doesn't matter how long it takes, if you have patience and never lose hope, you can always reach your goals. In today's conversation with Angelika, we talk about never giving up. It took her 15 years to get her bachelor' degree, while at the same time serving in the military. Now she is going for her Ph.D. and helping homeless female veterans. We had a very open and honest conversation talking about parental divorce, food addiction, and self-care.
    Join The First-Gen Lounge Family: www.thefirstgenlounge.com/session/97 Track by The Boy:https://theboy.beatstars.com/music/tracks.

    • 28 min
    Spring 2020: Session 96 (Mentorship After College with Anthony Parker-Gills)

    Spring 2020: Session 96 (Mentorship After College with Anthony Parker-Gills)

    As a first-gen do you think about mentorship as being a crucial part of the collegiate experience? For Anthony, it was something he didn't really think about until he got to graduate school. Now he is an advocate for mentorship and even virtual mentorship. We also talk about how important emails can be, how to make social media work for you, and how important it is to always be learning.
    Access the show notes here: www.thefirstgenlounge.com/session/96. Track by The Boy: https://theboy.beatstars.com/music/tracks

    • 33 min
    Spring 2020: Session 95 (5 Business Must-Haves with Dr. Eve Hudson)

    Spring 2020: Session 95 (5 Business Must-Haves with Dr. Eve Hudson)

    Happy new year and happy new decade! To ring us into the new year, today we are going to discuss 5 business must haves to keep in mind when running your business. These are just some of the important things that I have learned in owning my own business, and I want to pass them along to you in order to help your business prosper in 2020.
    Access the session notes: www.thefirstgenlounge.com/session/95. Track by The Boy: https://theboy.beatstars.com/music/tracks.

    • 22 min
    Fall 2019: Session 94 (A Decade in Review and the Best of 2019 with Dr. Eve Hudson)

    Fall 2019: Session 94 (A Decade in Review and the Best of 2019 with Dr. Eve Hudson)

    It’s the last show of 2019, and the decade! Before we go into the new year, I want to reflect upon these past 10 years. I have come up with a list of 10 highlights that I want to share with you. And at the end of the episode I am going to leave you with some clips from the 9 most downloaded episodes of 2019.
    Head on over and check out the session notes at https://www.thefirstgenlounge.com/session/93. Track by The Boy: https://theboy.beatstars.com/music/tracks.

    • 35 min
    Fall 2019: Session 93 (15 Ways to Practice Self-Care with Dr. Eve Hudson)

    Fall 2019: Session 93 (15 Ways to Practice Self-Care with Dr. Eve Hudson)

    Today we are going to talk about 15 ways to find your chill. What do I mean by finding your chill? In a nutshell, practicing self-care--finding more peace, simplifying your life, and just making things easier for yourself as we go into the new year.
     
    Head on over and check out the session notes at https://www.thefirstgenlounge.com/session/93. Track by The Boy: https://theboy.beatstars.com/music/tracks.

    • 40 min
    Fall 2019: Session 92 (There is No Such Thing As Too Late with Michea Allen)

    Fall 2019: Session 92 (There is No Such Thing As Too Late with Michea Allen)

    Have you ever felt like you’re too late to start the things that you’ve always wanted to do? In our conversation with Michae, we learn that there’s no such thing as being too late to start or finish something. We talk about his plus size photography business and his real estate dreams of owning multi-family homes.   
    Join The First-Gen Lounge Family: www.thefirstgenlounge.com/family. Track by The Boy: https://theboy.beatstars.com/music/tracks.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

Thurst McGurst ,

If You Want To Be in The Know!

The FirstGen Lounge is definitely the place to provoke thoughtful conversations to share in your everyday life with friends, family, and WHOEVER! It’s such a comfortable space but still pushes you to get your gears rolling up there in the noggin!

Recommend a listen, 10 out of 10!

CaliFirstGen ,

More of what we need

The FirstGen Lounge is a great platform to spread positivity and hear inspiring First-Gen stories.

BigNUPE1980 ,

#EveSaidThat

Dr. Eve never disappoints. I follow her podcast, instagram, and LinkedIn to make sure I don’t miss any content that she produces. Keep inspiring us all

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