College Life Podcast
67. How to Get Into Graduate School and Get it Paid For

67. How to Get Into Graduate School and Get it Paid For

October 14, 2019

67. How to Get Into Graduate School and Get it Paid For

In this episode, we talk about all things getting into graduate school AND all the ways you can get graduate school paid for. If you have questions, or aren't sure about something I said, let's talk! 

Things to consider in the process of applying to graduate school: 

#1 - Explore what you want to do next (not necessarily forever) 

#2 - Explore programs - locations and different types 

#3 - Explore professors 

#4 - Create a timeline and know your deadlines 

#5 - Study for a take the GRE: https://www.ets.org/gre

#6 - Get your letters of recommendations 

#7 - Tell your story with your personal statement 

#8 - Resume 

#9 - Transcripts 

#10 - Writing Sample (for some programs, not all) 

#11 - Interviews 

#12 - Make a decision 

**One thing I forgot to mention - look at different programs and see which ones actually do offer assistantships and ask how you can be competitive for them. It gives you an idea of what you need to do! 

If you want an example of the GRE book I used, I recommend something like this: https://amzn.to/2MwRzKI or https://amzn.to/2MHe7IQ

Thank you all for supporting the podcast. I can't wait to see what the next year brings. Sending you all love and energy as the semester continues! -Alicia

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66. How to Engage in Self Love During College and Why It Is So Important with Kemi from Self Love Manor

66. How to Engage in Self Love During College and Why It Is So Important with Kemi from Self Love Manor

October 7, 2019

66. How to Engage in Self Love During College and Why It Is So Important with Kemi from Self Love Manor

In this episode, we talk about: 

-Accepting yourself for who you are

-How transitioning to college made Kemi question who she was, versus who everyone told her she was growing up

-How engaging in self love work is uncomfortable 

-The importance of self-reflection 

-Knowing your worth 

-How she picked her graduate program and degree by asking herself - What are you going to learn? What are you going to get out of this degree? This class? 

You can follow and connect with Kemi on Instagram @selflovemanor or visit her website if you are interested in working with her:  https://www.selflovemanor.com

Don't forget to apply for free life coaching with me at this link: Apply for Free Life Coaching with Alicia 

Connect with me on Instagram @thecollegelifecoach or email me at thecollegelifecoach@gmail.com 

Sending you love and positive energy! -Alicia

65. Doing the Thing, Writing the Paper, Studying for the Test. Even When You Don’t Feel Like It

65. Doing the Thing, Writing the Paper, Studying for the Test. Even When You Don’t Feel Like It

September 30, 2019

Episode 65. Doing the Thing, Writing the Paper, Studying for the Test. Even When You Don't Feel Like It

Solo Episode 

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I mentioned another episode on Motivation and Discipline. Here is the link to Episode 028: Motivation and Discipline in College: https://podcasts.apple.com/il/podcast/ep-028-motivation-and-discipline-in-college/id1339431008?i=1000423670207

Don't forget to subscribe if you haven't yet.

Share it with a friend, and talk about the episodes. Even better, share it with a friend, talk about a couple episodes and then both of you come on the podcast! Any takers?! Message or email me and let's connect. 

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64. It’s Ok To Be Where You Are

64. It’s Ok To Be Where You Are

September 23, 2019

Episode 64: It's Ok To Be Where You Are

I am picking at least 2 students for 3 free coaching sessions each! Fill out the survey to be considered if you are

(1) You want clarity or confidence in what you are working towards and have a strong desire to make a difference in the world. 

or 

(2) You already know how you want to have a positive impact on the world, but you aren't sure how to become that person and how to get connected to things in college to make that happen. 

Let's work together!!! Complete this survey to be considered: Coaching with Alicia 

It is ok to be where you are. In college, in life. In general. This episode is just to check in with you, to make sure you know that it is ok to be where you are. 

Confused, uncertain about what is next, feeling like you have no idea what you are doing, questioning, exploring, uncertain about who you want to be. 

It's ok. It's ok to be where you are. 

Don't forget to subscribe if you haven't yet.

Share it with a friend, and talk about the episodes. 

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You Can Do A Lot More than You Expect with Chipper App Developer Amit Mathew

You Can Do A Lot More than You Expect with Chipper App Developer Amit Mathew

September 16, 2019

Episode 63: You Can Do A Lot More than You Expect with Chipper App Developer Amit Mathew

In this episode we talk about: 

-How College and life is a mental game

-The importance of believing in yourself during college 

-How social life can help you get better grades 

-Visualizing different places you could be - not just one 

-How the stakes are lower in college than after college - so explore and learn and much as you can 

-Do things that are slightly out of your reach 

Download the chipper app on the App Store or Google Play

Learn more at: https://getchipper.com

For tips, connect with Chipper on Instagram @getchipper 

Sending you love and all the good energy! 

-Alicia

IG: @thecollegelifecoach

Email: thecollegelifecoach@gmail.com

61. Success in College and Life is Based on Action not Intent. With Entrepreneur, Film Producer, and Life Coach, Angie Gaffney

61. Success in College and Life is Based on Action not Intent. With Entrepreneur, Film Producer, and Life Coach, Angie Gaffney

September 9, 2019

Episode 61: Success in College and Life is Based on Action not Intent. With Entrepreneur, Film Producer, and Life Coach, Angie Gaffney

This episode is amazing - so I hope you are ready! 

In this episode we talk about:

-Exploring as a choice, and a positive thing. 

-Using and taking advantage of the free resources at your college. 

-How Angie explored her own voice.

-How she became the Opportunity Addict. 

-Showing up, and giving it a shot.

-Getting uncomfortable, and continuing to do it anyway. 

-How the one thing you are thinking about really wanting to do can lead to endless opportunities after college. 

It's time to start. 

Connect with Angie Gaffney at: https://angiegaffney.com

Instagram: realangiegaffney 

Tell her you found her on the podcast! 

Share this episode with a friend and talk about it with them. Let's start building a community around college students who want to have an impact on the world. 

Send questions to my email: thecollegelifecoach@gmail.com

or Message me on Instagram: thecollegelifecoach

Make College Yours.

60. Bouncing Back from Academic Probation and Improving your GPA: A Collaboration with Collegehood Advice and Katy Oliveira

60. Bouncing Back from Academic Probation and Improving your GPA: A Collaboration with Collegehood Advice and Katy Oliveira

September 2, 2019

Episode 60. Bouncing Back from Academic Probation and Improving your GPA: A Collaboration with Collegehood Advice and Katy Oliveira 

In this episode we talk about ways you can bounce back after being on academic probation. If there is one thing that you take away, I hope it is that you are more capable than you think you are and that your GPA is not a reflection of who you are.

You can connect with Katy @collegehoodadvice on Instagram and Facebook and @collegehoodpod on Twitter.

Let me know what your major take away was @thecollegelifecoach on Instagram or email me directly at thecollegelifecoach@gmail.com 

Love you all! - Alicia

21 Days, 21 Ways to Make College Yours

21 Days, 21 Ways to Make College Yours

August 19, 2019

EP 059: 21 Days, 21 Ways to Make College Yours 

(1) Try new things

(2) Have a plan, but be flexible

(3) Meet as many people as possible your first week of class 

(4) Develop a time management strategy that works for you 

(5) Be you. As much as possible 

(6) Take care of yourself- physically, emotionally, mentally

(7) EXPLORE! 

(8) Get outside of your comfort zone 

(9) Figure out what you actually enjoy doing 

(10) Get clear on your priorities 

(11) Ask for help 

(12) Try not to compare yourself to others

(13) Check your email 

(14) Ask your academic advisor about cool opportunities in your major 

(15) Actively try to fail at something - like applying for a leadership position - just try it out and see what happens 

(16) Everyone does not have it figured out 

(17) Make real connections 

(18) Focus on the experiences you want to have, not getting a job

(19) Intentionally design your college experience (see episode 58!) 

(20) Be willing to change 

(21) Believe in yourself

Let me know which one you try your first week of classes! DM me on Instagram @thecollegelifecoach or email me at thecollegelifecoach@gmail.com 

-Alicia

How to Design A College Experience You Will Love

How to Design A College Experience You Will Love

August 5, 2019

EP 058: How to Design A College Experience You Will Love

In this episode, we share 5 steps to design your college experience: 

#1 - Ask yourself these questions: 

-Who do you want to be when you graduate? 

-What skills do you want to have? 

-What types of people do you want to meet? 

-Who are your friends? 

-What organizations did you get involved with? 

#2 - Explore - explore ways to gain these experiences and be open to new ideas! 

#3 - Break it down - one step at a time. Breakdown your goals by semester 

#4 - Do the damn thing - You have to take action. 

#5 - Reflect - did it work? What did you do that was intentional? Where did you grow? What will you do in future semesters? 

Send your answers to the above questions, questions you have, or podcast topic ideas to thecollegelifecoach@gmail.com or Message me on Instagram @thecollegelifecoach 

Thank you for listening! 

-Alicia

When It’s OK (and sometimes BEST) to Transfer to a Different College, with Current Transfer Student, Darby

When It’s OK (and sometimes BEST) to Transfer to a Different College, with Current Transfer Student, Darby

July 22, 2019

EP 057: When It's OK (and sometimes BEST) to Transfer to a Different College, with Current Transfer Student, Darby

Some of my favorite takeaways from this episode: 

-How sometimes society, and colleges force you to pick a major (spoiler alert - you don't have to do anything for the rest of your life, let me know if you want more on this!)

-What it's like to not feel smart enough to be in college 

-When Darby knew that she wanted to transfer 

-Why she stuck it out for an entire year. 

-It's ok to change your mind! 

-How she felt going through the process 

One of my favorite quotes: 

"Everybody is scared. Somebody has to stand up and say hi, or no-one is going to have friends" -Darby 

You can connect with Darby on Instagram @darbylogann 

We mention a few things I wanted to share here: 

-Darby mentioned Cappex: https://www.cappex.com

-I mentioned The School of Greatness Podcast by Lewis Howes - you should definitely check it out if you haven't yet. 

-Transferology - A website to determine if your credits will transfer to a different school. https://www.transferology.com/index.htm

Connect with me on Instagram @thecollegelifecoach 

or email me at thecollegelifecoach@gmail.com 

I am looking to do a Q & A here soon, and would love for you to submit your questions about college/life!