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The First-Gen Lounge 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. You’ll cry. You’ll laugh. You’ll grow… and you’ll be inspired while listening to motivating stories and valuable lessons from fellow first-gens. In every session, you’re going to get practical strategies for becoming the best version of yourself. From entrepreneurship, mentorship, career and graduate school advice, boosting productivity, finances, networking, facing adversity, disappointment, and being of service and changing the world around you —we chat about it all (you can expect quite a few laughs, too)! More importantly, here YOU WILL find a strong community that will encourage you to keep growing each day—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. So, go ahead and grab a seat, get real comfortable, and join the conversations every Thursday at 9pm EST! Learn more at www.evehudsonphd.com. #TheFirstGenLounge
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The First-Gen Lounge Eve Hudson, Ph.D.

    • Self-Improvement
    • 5.0 • 40 Ratings

The First-Gen Lounge 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. You’ll cry. You’ll laugh. You’ll grow… and you’ll be inspired while listening to motivating stories and valuable lessons from fellow first-gens. In every session, you’re going to get practical strategies for becoming the best version of yourself. From entrepreneurship, mentorship, career and graduate school advice, boosting productivity, finances, networking, facing adversity, disappointment, and being of service and changing the world around you —we chat about it all (you can expect quite a few laughs, too)! More importantly, here YOU WILL find a strong community that will encourage you to keep growing each day—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. So, go ahead and grab a seat, get real comfortable, and join the conversations every Thursday at 9pm EST! Learn more at www.evehudsonphd.com. #TheFirstGenLounge
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    Fall 2020: Session 140 (Two Degrees for Free with Jenifer Price)

    Fall 2020: Session 140 (Two Degrees for Free with Jenifer Price)

    Going to college is by no means an easy feat. From the extensive application process to the demanding entrance exams, earning your spot can be tough. Even after going through all that, there’s still the exorbitant fees to worry about. That’s where scholarships come in. With only one in eight students winning a scholarship, having good grades doesn’t cut it anymore. You'll have to prove to the scholarship provider that you are worth the money and that you’re an ideal scholarship recipient. Don't forget to check out session notes: https://www.evehudsonphd.com/140. Come on over and become a part of The EW Family: https://www.evehudsonphd.com. Track by The Boy: https://theboy.beatstars.com/music/tracks.
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    • 24 min
    Fall 2020: Session 139 (Forget What People Think with Dr. Tameka Ellington)

    Fall 2020: Session 139 (Forget What People Think with Dr. Tameka Ellington)

    They said it’s lonely at the top; it’s even lonelier when you are a person of color. Over the past couple of months, a lot of attention has been paid to systemic racism, a timely reminder that people of color are less represented, more so in professional settings. Once people of color start climbing up the ladder, they find themselves on their own most of the time. This is concrete proof that a person of color will be passed over for a promotion that was theirs for the taking at some point in their careers. To put this into perspective, a person of color must work twice as hard and wait twice as long to get half as far as his/her white counterpart. Don't forget to check out session notes: https://www.evehudsonphd.com/139. Come on over and become a part of The EW Family: https://www.evehudsonphd.com. Track by The Boy: https://theboy.beatstars.com/music/tracks.
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    • 38 min
    Fall 2020: Session 138 (Answers in Unexpected Places with Michael Finkley)

    Fall 2020: Session 138 (Answers in Unexpected Places with Michael Finkley)

    For most entrepreneurs, coming up with a business name is a more daunting task than coming up with a great idea. In fact, most entrepreneurs admit that they had to spend hours on end trying to figure out what name to use for their brand.The first thing people notice about your brand is the name. A unique name undoubtedly says a lot about what you can offer and how creative you can get. With a catchy, descriptive and creative name, it easier for people to remember you and relate to your brand, and that was certainly the case when Michael D. Finkley came up with the Finkley Experience. Don't forget to check out session notes: https://www.evehudsonphd.com/138. Come on over and become a part of The EW Family: https://www.evehudsonphd.com. Track by The Boy: https://theboy.beatstars.com/music/tracks.
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    • 27 min
    Fall 2020: Session 137 (Who is Going to Look Out for You? with Eve Hudson, Ph.D.)

    Fall 2020: Session 137 (Who is Going to Look Out for You? with Eve Hudson, Ph.D.)

    For a long time, I used to find myself feeling like once I graduated from college, especially in professional settings, people didn’t have my back. I spent a lot of time thinking that something was wrong with me, too. It was this unsettling feeling that because I was “grown” I was supposed to have the answers, but in a number of cases I didn’t find that to be true. It made it hard to reach out, and even when I reached out, I'd find myself discouraged at the onset thinking that no one really cared and would be dismissive. Even when I first started out in entrepreneurship, I had an experience that was an awakening for me about having my own back. So, then, what is one supposed to do in situations like this? Let's talk about it. Don't forget to check out session notes: https://www.evehudsonphd.com/137. Come on over and become a part of The EW Family: https://www.evehudsonphd.com. Track by The Boy: https://theboy.beatstars.com/music/tracks.
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    • 24 min
    Fall 2020: Session 136 (Don't Leave It On the Pillow with Shantia Coley)

    Fall 2020: Session 136 (Don't Leave It On the Pillow with Shantia Coley)

    It's no secret; the best performing organizations are continuously championing wellness and inclusivity. Unfortunately, determining what makes your team diverse isn't as straightforward as it seems. While different ingredients define uniqueness, you, as a leader, have the responsibility to discern what makes your team unique. Establishing a work environment where your team members can feel appreciated for their diversity is the first step in making your team an inclusive one. Check out the full session notes: www.evehudsonphd.com/2020/10/136 Track by The Boy: https://theboy.beatstars.com/music/tracks.


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    • 27 min
    Fall 2020: Session 135 (YOU Are Your Brand with Liz Fleming)

    Fall 2020: Session 135 (YOU Are Your Brand with Liz Fleming)

    Remember that time when only celebrities and major organizations had personal brands? That time you needed to be a big industry player to attract attention and dominate the social waves? Well, things changed! Anyone willing to invest the time, effort, and correct marketing strategy can build their brand. As an entrepreneur, how you market yourself is only the first step in building your personal brand. The thing that matters most is what people say about you when you're not in the room. Check out the full session notes here: https://www.evehudsonphd.com/2020/10/135. Track by Hippie Love: https://hippielove.beatstars.com/.
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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

lizmuroski ,

Amazing!

Eve is a shining light. Love this podcast! 🙌🏻

isupportbobs ,

First-Gens Matter

Hey!! This review is long overdue. Thank You, Dr. Eve for creating this platform for First-Gens. I remember applying to college and not having any type of guidance because of how uneducated my community was. But I appreciate trailblazers like you for setting the atmosphere. Thank You for allowing me to be apart of your movement and Thank You for continuously bringing forth other first-gens to share their stories so someone else somewhere can identify.

Keep Being you & keep up this amazing pod.

With Support Always in all ways,
Erica Clark

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!

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