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Ep 32: College Planning with Mira Simon

We’re back with another episode of the YesCollege podcast! This week, we shifted our focus to a very important topic… college planning. Scott was joined by Mira Simon who runs a coaching service called Coach Mira – Pathway to College. Mira had so much wisdom to share from her time helping many students of all different backgrounds reach their goals for navigating the college selection, application, and enrollment process.

Mira Simon is a professionally trained coach from the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), and specializes in helping guide students who are feeling frustrated or overwhelmed with all that goes into finding a college and truly beginning the higher education path. Whether you’re a student, a parent, or just interested in higher education… Listen in to get the inside scoop on how to have success with college planning.

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Ep 31: MS in Cybersecurity Programs with Dr. Steven Weber and Colbert Zhu

It’s time for another episode of the YesCollege podcast! This week, we continued our discussion of Cybersecurity (but focusing on a Master of Science in Cybersecurity) with two excellent guests. Dr. Steven Weber and our very first student guest, Colbert Zhu, were kind enough to share their knowledge of the field and what studying it is like. Steve is a Professor and Interim Department Head – Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as the Director of the – Isaac L. Auerbach Cybersecurity Institute at Drexel University. Meanwhile Colbert is pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and is the Founding President of the Drexel CyberDragons, a competitive cybersecurity team.

The unique prospective of a student, as well as a professor with a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge made this one of our most interesting episodes yet!

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Ep 30: MBA in Cybersecurity Programs with James Curtis

It’s time for another episode of the YesCollege podcast! This week, Scott explores MBA in Cybersecurity programs with the help of Dr. James Curtis, Assistant Professor in the Department of Math & Computer Science at the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology at Webster University.

Cybersecurity is a field whose importance continues to grow with our digital world, and the new threats to digital security that up each and every day. This is especially notable in business, where organizations have to protect their property, information, and even the information of customers. With all that in mind, listen in to hear how MBA in Cybersecurity programs work and what the field has to offer graduates.

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Ep 29: MBA in Real Estate Programs with Andra Ghent

We’re back again with another episode of the YesCollege podcast! This week, Scott was joined by Andra Ghent, the Academic Director of the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate and an Associate Professor in Real Estate & Urban Land Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Andra had a ton of fantastic information to share about MBA in Real Estate programs. Given the quality program Wisconsin offers, we couldn’t think of a better guest!

Some people might associate the field of real estate only with agents and private home sales and purchases. In reality, the field is much deeper, especially when you study it at a graduate level. Through research and instruction, students get a higher level view of real estate that prepares them to work in a variety of exciting settings upon graduation. Listen in to gain new insight into the world of graduate level real estate courses, degrees and careers!

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Ep 28: Statistics Programs with Zack Almquist

We’ve got another great episode of the YesCollege Podcast for you, and this time we’re talking about statistics! Joining Scott on the show is Zach Almquist, assistant professor of Sociology and Statistics at the University of Minnesota. You’ll find statistics used in many different fields, which makes it a desirable educational and professional path to pursue. Zack shared his insight on what statistics is, what students should know about succeeding in the field, and so much more.

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Ep 27: Low-Income Student Success with April Bell of NCCEP

Welcome to another episode of the YesCollege podcast! This week, we’re covering a crucial topic… college success for students with low-income backgrounds. Joining Scott to explore this topic is April Bell, the Director of Constituent Relations for the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP).

NCCEP is a national non-profit, non-partisan organization working to increase access to higher education for economically disadvantaged students. So, it goes without saying that April has some really unique insight on the subject. Whether you’re a student from a low-income background, or just someone looking to learn more about how to help low-income students find success in higher ed… this episode has many great tidbits!

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Ep 26: Sociology Programs with Dr. Patricia Maloney

We’re back with another edition of the YesCollege podcast, and this week we’re covering Sociology programs! Scott was able to chat with Dr. Patricia Maloney, assistant professor in the Texas Tech department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work or SASW.

Dr. Maloney offered up fantastic insight on the field of sociology, including the educational and professional paths sociology students often follow. Plus she had excellent tips and advice for anyone considering getting a degree in the field!

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Ep 25: Forensic Science Programs with Dr. Lori Wilson

After covering some other great higher education topics in the last few weeks, it’s time to get back to degree programs! This week, we cover the fascinating world of forensic science. Scott is joined by Dr. Lori Wilson, Professor of Chemistry and the Director of the Forensic Science program at Eastern Kentucky University.

Forensic science is all about the applications of scientific principles and techniques to criminal justice issues… especially as it relates to the collection, examination, and analysis of physical evidence. If you’ve ever been curious about the careers and educational path of people who use science to help solve crimes, you’re going to love this episode.

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Ep 24: College Success with Kyle Winey of HACKiversity

Enrolling in a college or university, getting good grades, graduating, and receiving a job offer in your field of choice should be what any student is working towards. This episode of the YesCollege Podcast is all about how to achieve those goals and be considered a “college success story.” Our guest who helps Scott break this all down is Kyle Winey, author of HACKiversity a book all about achieving more with less effort in college.

Kyle had a rude awakening when he thought he’d done everything right but found himself stuck at the tail end of his college career. Meanwhile, one of his Fraternity brothers (who he’d always thought of as a bit of a slacker had a job offer all lined up). The lessons he learned from that, and his insight into what it takes to succeed in college these days are invaluable to any student!

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Ep 23: Student Housing with Doug Brown of COCM

It’s time for a new episode of the YesCollege Podcast! The topic this week is one that is so important for students to consider… student housing. Scott was joined by Doug Brown, CEO of Capstone On-Campus Management, or COCM. COCM provides student housing management and consulting services for non-profit owners (universities) – the majority of which are located directly on campuses.

Doug has spent a lot of time helping universities manage and improve their on-campus housing, and so has great advice for students evaluating their options. Living on campus can be a tremendous benefit, but it isn’t a cheap or easy decision. Listen in to learn what to look for (if you’re a student), and how to foster success with student housing (if you’re a university administrator)!

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