University College Podcast
The University College Podcast Network, started in 2018, is an outlet to promote and inform listeners about the college's programs. The podcast will include features on students, faculty and staff while discussing topics relevant on and off campus. For more information on the podcast or if you're interested in being a guest, contact Brandon Apter at 470-578-2790 or email@example.com. The latest episodes of the podcast will be posted here, but you can also subscribe to the University College Podcast Network on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and Anchor.fm.
First-Year Seminar Experiences Part I
In the debut episode of the University College Podcast, we're joined by Kennesaw State offensive lineman Terrell Paxton. The new KSU student talks about his experience in the required First-Year Seminar course and how he plans to balance his school work with athletics.
First-Year Seminar Experiences Part II
In episode 2 of the University College podcast, we're joined by freshman nursing student Kaylin Woodring, who joined the Kennesaw State family during the summer 2018 semester. She talks about what led her to KSU, the degree she's pursuing and experience in the First-Year Seminar class. University College Podcast host Brandon Apter also runs down some college updates, bidding farewell to long-time Kennesaw State Orientation staff member Mark Pilgrim. Also, details on UC's Coffee with the Dean event in October, which is open to University College students, staff and faculty.
Advising, Life in the NFL & Finding Your Passion
Dr. Tommy Jackson, Director of Advising at University College Advising Services, joins the show for episode three to talk about the significance of advising in a student's education, his short stint in the NFL, some of the research projects he is working on with students and the importance of finding passion in what you do everyday.
A Chat with University College's Dean, Dr. Lynn Disbrow
University College's Dean, Lynn Disbrow, joins episode four of the podcast to talk about her journey to Kennesaw State, her vision for University College, the benefits of its degrees and academic initiatives while also discussing the great atmosphere that KSU has as a whole.
Tolerie Moye's First-Gen Journey
Freshman exercise science major, Tolerie Moye, joins episode five of the podcast to talk about her journey as a First-Gen Student. As a First-Gen Student, Tolerie is the first in her family to move away from home to go to school.
Orientation & Student Leadership
In episode 6 of the UC Podcast, we're joined by sophomore psychology major and Orientation Student Director, Jada Cook. She discusses her background coming from south Georgia, her popular YouTube channel, what led her to a leadership position with Orientation and how it has benefited her as student at Kennesaw State University.
Moriah Shephard Thriving in Radio as Graduation Nears
Our guest for episode seven is senior journalism and emerging media major, Moriah Shephard. Moriah is on the brink of graduation and has big dreams of landing a job in the radio industry. She’s worked her way up to the position of general manager at Owl Radio and has interned with numerous radio stations in the Metro Atlanta area already. We’ll learn more about her radio journey and what kind of impact that University College’s Thrive Program has had on her as she readies for graduation.
Owl Expedition, Student Government & Holiday Movies
In episode 8 of the podcast, Owl Expedition student leader Vanessa Benitez joins the show! She talks more about Kennesaw's extended, overnight orientation, her role as University College's student government representative and her journey to KSU! To cap off the episode, Vanessa and Brandon rank their top-5 holiday movies.
In episode 9 of the University College podcast, we're joined by Dr. Linda Lyons and freshman Garrett Davis to talk about the Global Fellowship program, which gives first-year students the opportunity to spend five weeks abroad in Italy during their first semester at Kennesaw State.
Peer Leadership, Thrive Program
Junior biology education major Larry Layfield is our guest! He comes on the show to talk about how he's enjoyed his time at Kennesaw so far, his involvement in peer leadership programs and how University College's Thrive Program has helped him in school.
The Misconceptions of Integrative Studies
Dr. Kate Schaab, Coordinator for Integrative Studies, joins the show to shed some light on what the Integrative Studies program actually is, how it can help students graduate and some career paths that can be explored. In part two of the episode, we're joined by KSU Integrative Studies alumni Nigel Talton. Nigel discusses his experience with the Integrative Studies program and how it's helped him professionally post-graduation.
Criminial Justice Student Tralen Hardnett Goes Above the Call
Junior criminal justice major Tralen Hardnett is our guest for this episode. Tralen was the recipient of the first Above the Call Student Assistant award at University College's Spring Awards Banquet. In this episode, Tralen speaks about his inspiration behind picking criminal justice as a major, what people might not know about forensic science, his growth as a student assistant in the Department of Leadership & Integrative Studies and thoughts of Marvel's Avengers: Endgame!
KSU, Thrive Alumni Alexandria Johnson Excelling in The Big Apple
Kennesaw State alumni and Thrive Scholar Alexandria Johnson joins the show for this episode! She talks about how the Thrive program helped her transition from high school to college, her numerous internship experiences throughout her time at KSU and how she earned a full-time position at Verizon in New York City after holding different roles as an AdFellow with them.
Ambrielle August's Journey to Her Dream Internship
Ambrielle August (junior, Business Administration & Information Systems) joins the show for this episode! Ambrielle has worked as a student assistant in the Dean's Office at University College for nearly two years while also serving in numerous positions for her fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi. In addition, Ambrielle has completed an internship at Quickly Media in Buckhead and begins an exciting experience at MailChimp in Atlanta in the summer!