237 episodes

The First-Gen Lounge, an award-winning podcast, is the FIRST show of its kind and #1 in the world for first-generation scholars and professionals. It is a place where we come to kick it and talk honestly about all things life. 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, graduate school advice, boosting productivity, finances, networking, facing adversity, 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.thefirstgenlounge.com. #TheFirstGenLounge
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The First-Gen Lounge Eve Hudson, Ph.D.

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    • 5.0 • 63 Ratings

The First-Gen Lounge, an award-winning podcast, is the FIRST show of its kind and #1 in the world for first-generation scholars and professionals. It is a place where we come to kick it and talk honestly about all things life. 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, graduate school advice, boosting productivity, finances, networking, facing adversity, 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.thefirstgenlounge.com. #TheFirstGenLounge
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    Fall 2022: Session 237 (Memory Lane: Delayed But Determined with Dr. Echell Eady)

    Fall 2022: Session 237 (Memory Lane: Delayed But Determined with Dr. Echell Eady)

    Let's take it on back to a time not too long ago, 2021. College is supposed to be, as they say, the best four years of your life. Students get the chance to create new friendships, memories, and experiences. Some cruise through with minimal effort, while others find it a bit of a struggle. But one thing's for sure; no two college journeys are the same. And for most undergrads, the thing that rings true is the idea of building a four-year plan: four years to graduate and get on with life. Yet, college life is never that straightforward, especially for first-gens. In 2016, Nationwide reported that the average student now takes 5.2 academic years to earn a bachelor's degree. But for our guest for today, Dr. Eady, her off-and-on journey lasted nine years. Join The Kick It Crew at www.thefirstgenlounge.com/crew
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    • 37 min
    Fall 2022: Session 236 (Memory Lane: How to Make the Most of that 9 to 5 with Kimberly Barrett)

    Fall 2022: Session 236 (Memory Lane: How to Make the Most of that 9 to 5 with Kimberly Barrett)

    First comes the degree, then comes the J-O-B. How are you feeling about it? Do you feel like you’ve got the keys to success? Be it that you’re going into the workforce for the first-time, or using that graduate degree to move on up, this show is for you. In this session, Kimberly Barrett shares with us how to level up professionally by networking and utilizing our resources in the workplace. Join The Kick It Crew at www.thefirstgenlounge.com/crew.
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    • 40 min
    Fall 2022: Session 235 (Memory Lane: Why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Matters with Dr. Marsha Lue)

    Fall 2022: Session 235 (Memory Lane: Why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Matters with Dr. Marsha Lue)

    For our trip down memory lane this week, we're headed back to 2019. After facing a great deal of racism growing up, Dr. Marsha Lue is now helping her community by teaching diversity and inclusion as well as helping first-generation scholars persist through college. Be sure to join The Kick It Crew at www.thefirstgenlounge.com/crew.
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    • 29 min
    Fall 2022: Session 234 (Memory Lane: How to Embrace and Empower Yourself with Ivy Felicia)

    Fall 2022: Session 234 (Memory Lane: How to Embrace and Empower Yourself with Ivy Felicia)

    An empowering conversation with Ivy Felicia about facing barriers as a first-generation college student and professional, making meaning of one's experiences, and fat acceptance and body diversity. Join The Kick It Crew at www.thefirstgenlounge.com/crew.
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    • 26 min
    Summer 2022: Session 233 (History Notes: Life is A Blank Canvas with Eve Hudson, Ph.D.)

    Summer 2022: Session 233 (History Notes: Life is A Blank Canvas with Eve Hudson, Ph.D.)

    We're digging in the archives with this one. As it's back-to-school season, it was this very time two years ago that I had the pleasure of presenting a keynote for some of the most amazing first-generation students at The University of Southern Mississippi. In this session, I reflect on a thought I shared with students with a message too good not to share with you. In a world that is constantly pushing standards of all that you are supposed to be, I think it's important for you to be reminded that life is a blank canvas, and whatever you want for your life you get to create. Don't forget to check out the full session notes: www.thefirstgenlounge.com/234.
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    • 9 min
    Summer 2022: Session 232 (Stop Being Cheap with Eve Hudson, Ph.D.)

    Summer 2022: Session 232 (Stop Being Cheap with Eve Hudson, Ph.D.)

    One of the thing I've really had to work on over the years is my mindset about money. When you grow up without it, it's hard to have much of an opinion about it. As a matter of fact, I once heard someone say that people who don't have money usually don't talk about it because it's not something for which they're proud, and even more than that, what is there to talk about? I'm grateful for the experiences that have exposed me to different perspectives, and in this session, I share an encounter with my roommate from college that changed my life. Peep the full session notes at www.thefirstgenlounge.com/232.
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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

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63 Ratings

63 Ratings

OnlyAndForever ,

Inspirational, Energetic and Real

As a new business owner this podcast really speaks to me. Dr. Eve is raw and real in her encouragement of first-gens and business owners. It was honestly kind of the podcast I never knew I needed, I can not wait for more. Giving honest advice with energy and purpose behind it. It feels like a conversation with a knowledgeable friend and that is amazing.

Zpher16 ,

Raw, Honest, and Genuine

It seems like a lot of podcasts, especially ones that try to give life advice, don’t come from a genuine place. This podcast does, and does in spades.

I will actually use what I’ve learned while listening, which isn’t something I can say for every podcast I listen to. The First-Gen Lounge is great, and I’m excited to keep coming back to hear more.

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This is not just a podcast, rather it is the key that is unshackling your future.

Dr. Eve is going beyond just talking about issues that matter to adults, rather she is giving you advice, inspiration, and a battle plan to achieve what you define as success. Each episode she focuses on a particular subject where she combines in-depth research and experts who provide the facts of that topic and how to be successful in that area. If you want to up your game in business, relationships, work, or live the best life you can, then you cannot afford to miss a single episode of The First-Gen Lounge.

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