Guide to Podcast - College Matters. Alma Matters.
September 1, 2022
Welcome to the Podcast - College Matters. Alma Matters.
Over the course of the 250+ podcast episodes, we have covered a number of different types of college stories.
As a new listener, it could be a little overwhelming - navigating and finding stories that you want to listen to.
While these stories are numerous and diverse, I have organized them in terms of Themes/Categories to help you Navigate to the kinds of stories you want to listen to.
Now, before we jump into the Categories, here are the Tips to Listen to the Podcast (See graphic below).
Figure: Listening Tips
Ok, let’s get back to the Categories.
Broadly, there are 5 Categories of Episodes:
1.College Experiences - with Alumni
This category has stories from College Alumni recounting their college undergraduate journey and experience. The stories cover tens of US Colleges and Universities spanning a variety of majors and backgrounds, interests and passions, how they spent their summers, campus involvement etc.
High Schoolers can hopefully experience a college through alumni eyes and get a feel for what it is like to be in college in general and at that college/university.
Here are the College Experiences.
2.Primer on College Majors - with College Faculty
The Primer episodes are great because you get to hear directly from a Professor about their area of passion and expertise. It is intended to provide a high schooler an overview of their discipline, what is needed to be in that field, and associated career opportunities.
Here is the Primer on College Majors.
3. Admissions Talk - with AOs & Counselors
College Applications and Admissions is where the rubber meets the road. We bring episodes with Admissions Officers from various US colleges and universities who share what their institutions are looking for in their students, what they offer and their advice to students.
Along with AOs, we also bring episodes with seasoned College Counselors on the “How to Prepare & Apply to College”, their learnings and takeaways based on their experiences.
4. Undergraduate Research - with College Faculty and Student Researchers
UG Research is available to students from the time they set foot on campus. UG Research significantly alters the career trajectory of students. This category covers inspiring stories with Faculty, Student Researchers and Faculty Mentors on the opportunities, infrastructure and resources available on their campuses as well as stories of research and the difference it has made to you.
Check out these stories out at Undergraduate Research.
5.High School Voices - with High Schoolers
These episodes give us a feel for the frame of mind of college-bound high schoolers - what are their hopes and aspirations, their priorities and how they feel about their future. The guests are Seniors and recently Graduated Seniors.
Listen to the High School Voices.
Enjoy the Podcast!