darren stocker & the kick that was needed

Darren Stocker is an associate professor and program director at Cape Cod Community College in Massachusetts where he works with students who want to get into the field of criminal justice. After retiring from 20 years in law enforcement, Darren got into higher education. While in graduate school, it became clear to him that education was his next career move. Darren has done extensive work with learning management systems, and he talks with Lougan and Jackie about the pros and cons of discussion boards in an online classroom.

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janell mora & it’s pi day

Janell Mora is the Associate Director for International Student Professional Development for Arizona State University. Her position falls in the Career and Professional Development Services office where she works with international students and alumni, employers for global corporate engagement, and international policies. We discussed a wide range of topics including government regulations, communication between students and employers and utilizing Brazen to host a virtual career fair. As well as a discussion of how your major can give transferrable skills for your career path.

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Janell on Linkedin
Janell’s Work Authorization Video
ASU Now article discussing the work of ISAAT

chrissy montelli & the gold lasts forever

Chrissy Montelli is a graduate student at the University of Massachusetts- Amherst earning a Masters of Fine Arts in writing specializing in poetry. By day, she is a graduate assistant for Student Activities as programming counselor for events on campus. Currently, she is working on her thesis, a series of poems that examines mental illness and how it influences relationships. Chrissy decided to pursue her MFA in creative writing after realizing she didn’t want to teach high school English. She loves how sees the growth in the students she advises.

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scott grant & letting students drive the bus

Scott Grant is an assistant professor in the College of Business at the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio. Scott, Jackie and Lougan discuss the value of general education courses and electives toward one’s future career path. Scott believes that teaching students starts with challenging them in ways that haven’t been before. One way he did this was by creating The Oiler 10, a student-run consulting agency. From this, he learned that teaching can go beyond the typical structure within higher education.

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brenda ice & the award for the most tired

Can you believe it?  We’ve made it to episode 100! Our guest this week is Brenda Ice, the director of campus life at Scripps College in Claremont, California. The West Coast transplant oversees resident life, the office of student engagement, orientation, and leadership. Right now, Brenda is overseeing the overhaul of orientation. Brenda also implemented a program called Tu Well Be Well to benefit the mental health of resident advisors.

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