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Podcast by University College at Kennesaw State University

    International First-Gen Student, Accelerated Nursing Major Roberto Escobar

    International First-Gen Student, Accelerated Nursing Major Roberto Escobar

    Transition during the pandemic hasn't been the first big transition for Roberto Escobar. A Venezuela-native, Roberto landed at Kennesaw State for school after starting his education back home. His experiences in Venezuela ranged from residencies in emergency care to neurosurgery. Roberto tells us how he decided he wanted to pursue a career in the medical field, he tells some eye-opening stories from his time in emergency care, how the education differs in the United States compared to Venezuela, his original hesitancy to go to school in the US, what it has been like being an international first-generation student and much more. 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Challenges of online learning & benefits of being a student assistant with Arleda Lawson

    Challenges of online learning & benefits of being a student assistant with Arleda Lawson

    Kennesaw State junior biology major Arleda Lawson joins the latest episode of our show! She talks about the challenges living in rural Georgia during the time of online learning due to COVID-19, how she structures her days to ensure she stays on task and completes her work, what she has learned from being a student assistant on campus and how it has helped her become more comfortable in different aspects of her college career.

    For more information on University College and its programs, initiatives and degrees, please visit uc.kennesaw.edu. Join us weekly on Facebook Live for our video series that focuses on different parts of our college that affect the entire campus community.

    • 22 min
    SMART Center Tutor Lydia Blanar, Owl Advising with AJ Amini

    SMART Center Tutor Lydia Blanar, Owl Advising with AJ Amini

    In this two segment episode, we're joined by SMART Center student tutor Lydia Blanar and Owl Advising's AJ Amini. In the first segment, KSU student Lydia Blanar talks about her transition to online learning and how she learned about KSU shutting down while she was in Uganda. Lydia also details the resources available for students at the Virtual SMART Center during this period of online learning. In segment two, AJ Amini gives students three important tips to remember with regard to virtual advising.

    For more information on the SMART Center, it's virtual hours and subject schedule, visit https://bit.ly/smartVSC. If you have advising questions during this time, visit owladvising.kennesaw.edu or contact AskAdvising@kennesaw.edu.

    • 25 min
    First-Gen student Josh Brown talks journey to college, pursuing Cultural Diversity Studies

    First-Gen student Josh Brown talks journey to college, pursuing Cultural Diversity Studies

    Kennesaw State First-Generation student Josh Brown joins the show to talk about transferring to KSU from Georgia Tech, the impact of First-Year Seminar on his KSU experience, types of jobs he hopes to pursue and being a first-generation student.

    This episode was recorded prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit uc.kennesaw.edu/covid19.php for information on University College's departments, programs and services and how they are operating online during this time.

    • 25 min
    Kennesaw State Alum, Assistant Producer of The Bert Show -- Blake Eason

    Kennesaw State Alum, Assistant Producer of The Bert Show -- Blake Eason

    KSU alumni Blake Eason joins the show for this episode. Blake talks about his professional journey to becoming an assistant producer for The Bert Show, one of the most listened to morning show's in Atlanta. He also talks about how leadership classes helped him adjust to working in the real world, how a morning radio show is produced and prepared for and what sort of advice there is for students looking to pursue a job in the entertainment industry.

    Follow Blake on Twitter @TheBlakeEason and catch up on all of his segments at thebertshow.com.

    • 39 min
    Growth at Kennesaw, Nerd Culture & Teaching with Jim Davis

    Growth at Kennesaw, Nerd Culture & Teaching with Jim Davis

    Jim Davis, Associate Professor of Theater & Performance Studies, joins the show. Jim discusses what's changed and how Kennesaw State has grown since he began as a faculty member in 2007, his passion for professional wrestling, comics and nerd culture, how he's found ways to work those interests into his teaching and research and much more.

    Follow University College on Twitter & Instagram @UCatKSU

    Music courtesy of Bensound.com.

    • 39 min

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