College Life Podcast
77. New Year, New Semester, New You? All the Goals, Challenges, and Opportunities in College

77. New Year, New Semester, New You? All the Goals, Challenges, and Opportunities in College

January 13, 2020

In this episode, we talk about the new year and the new semester. We talk about:

-My goals for the year

-Things to consider when making your goals for the year

-Looking for current college students to come on the podcast

-Introducing Make College Yours

Rate yourself in each of these, then create one or two goals, share it and tag me or use the hashtag #makecollegeyours

School

Finances

Home and Space

Friends and Relationships

Work

Health and Wellness

Fun

Career

Time Management

Mentioned in the podcast:

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High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way by Brendan Burchard

Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins

Previous podcast episode with Founder of Life Design Institute, Bill Johnson

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Check out my website: https://makecollegeyours.wixsite.com/website

Blog: https://makecollegeyours.wixsite.com/website/blog/alicia-s-2020-goals

Let's connect! Instagram @thecollegelifecoach Email: thecollegelifecoach@gmail.com

Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/makecollegeyours/  Join and introduce yourself!

Sending you all the good vibes! 

-Alicia 

76. What I Wish I Would Have Known About or Done in College - Part 2

76. What I Wish I Would Have Known About or Done in College - Part 2

December 23, 2019

76. What I Wish I Would Have Known About or Done in College - Part 2

In this episode, Brie and I continue our conversation from Part 1 on What I Wish I Would Have Known About or Done in College.

We talk about: 

(1) Transferring and when to stick it out (or not) 

(2) Not going to college altogether 

(3) Finances and Managing Money 

(4) Study Abroad 

(5) Pressure to take so many credits 

(6) Our personal perspective and takeaways 

Other episodes mentioned in the podcast: 

Interview with Darby about transferring 

Brie's interview - You Are On Your Own Journey 

Join the mailing list here: https://mailchi.mp/af96bcd71fdd/makecollegeyours

Check out my website - still playing with it: https://makecollegeyours.wixsite.com/website

Let's connect! Instagram @thecollegelifecoach Email: thecollegelifecoach@gmail.com

Sending you all the good vibes! 

-Alicia 

 

75. Can I Really Do Anything With This Liberal Arts Major? With Tim Grassley

75. Can I Really Do Anything With This Liberal Arts Major? With Tim Grassley

December 16, 2019

75. Can I Really Do Anything With This Liberal Arts Major? With Tim Grassley

In this episode, I interview Tim Grassley, from the University of Colorado at Boulder, College of Arts and Sciences. In this episode we talk about:

-Going from engineering, then computer science, then literature majors, then into a creative writing Master’s degree. He has worked as a landscaper in Austria, a carpenter, grant writing, founded an anti-trafficking organization in India, barista at Starbucks, higher education as an academic advisor, training and development, and now into marketing and branding.

-How the pool for students is shrinking, giving students more options because institutions will compete for students

-Going from getting A’s and feeling like an idiot in one major and transitioning to literature, getting worse grades, but getting the validation he needed

-What it’s like to feel overwhelmed with the idea that “You can do anything with this major”

-Leaving Texas (it’s a big deal!)

-Anxiety around getting a job and picking “the right” thing

-How Liberal Arts can help you study widely, develop critical thinking skills, and the ability to rapidly adapt.

-How to prepare for a job that doesn’t exist yet ----- Thinking about doing an entire podcast on this one… you interested!?!?

Books mentioned:

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World - https://amzn.to/2Pq7iOx

The Future of Work: The Adaptation Advantage – Heather McGowan

Ted Talk on Cognitive Load - https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=IGQmdoK_ZfY&feature=emb_logo

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Sending you all the good vibes! 

-Alicia

74. What I Wish I Would Have Known About or Done in College - Part 1

74. What I Wish I Would Have Known About or Done in College - Part 1

December 9, 2019

74. What I Wish I Would Have Known About or Done in College - Part 1

This episode was so fun! In the episode Alicia and Brie talk about several comments made when asked about the question - What do you wish you would have known about in college, or done in college? We got an overwhelming response and it was so much fun to talk about! 

We talked about: 

-Making Human Connections and Networking 

-Several graduates wish they would have done a different degree

-Wish they would have taking more classes that they actually wanted to take (like glassblowing, business-type classes, marketing, etc.) because you are PAYING FOR IT. 

-Dealing with perfection and taking the stress and pressure off 

-How to navigate romantic relationships 

STAY TUNED FOR PART 2! 

For more on Brie's story, make sure you check out Episode 015: Your are on your own journey - https://collegelifepodcast.podbean.com/e/ep-015-you-are-on-your-own-journey/

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To contact me directly, Email me at thecollegelifecoach@gmail.com or message me on Instagram @thecollegelifecoach 

Take a look at my new website if you are interested. Still a work in progress, but your girl has to try and aren't we all a work in progress, anyway :) https://makecollegeyours.wixsite.com/website

Sending you all the good vibes! 

73. Going Home for the Holidays and Taking a Break from College

73. Going Home for the Holidays and Taking a Break from College

December 2, 2019

73. Going Home for the Holidays and Taking a Break from College

In this episode, we talk about what it's like to go home for the holidays. 

-What it's like when you have changed 

-Prioritizing people you actually want to see 

-Relaxing and unwinding in the midst of stress (at least for some of us) 

-Reflecting on your college, and your college experience 

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Sending you all the good vibes! 

-Alicia

 

72. Who is Writing Your Story? What Self-Authorship Looks Like in College

72. Who is Writing Your Story? What Self-Authorship Looks Like in College

November 25, 2019

72. Who is Writing Your Story? What Self-Authorship Looks Like in College

In this episode, we talk about:

-The 4 phases of self-authorship 

-How to take the pen back to write your own story 

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Email me your questions at thecollegelifecoach@gmail.com 

Message me on Instagram @thecollegelifecoach 

Sending you all the good vibes and love! -Alicia

71. How to Get A Dream Internship in College

71. How to Get A Dream Internship in College

November 11, 2019

71. How to Get A Dream Internship in College

Today's solo episode goes over the 7 steps to land your dream internship while you are in college. 

#1 - You've got to have a dream internship or be curious 

#2 - What skills do you want to develop as a student? 

#3 - What problem do you want to help solve? 

#4 - Start as early as freshman or sophomore year - just email folks to find out what is available and how you can be competitive 

#5 - Apply and Email folks 

#6 - Ask for informational interviews and follow up with folks 

#7 - Think outside the box  

I share 2 stories where students of mine got an internship at Kleinfeld's and Under Armour 

Your challenge is to reach out to someone at your dream internship location and start the conversation. Let me know how it goes! Email me at thecollegelifecoach@gmail.com or message me on Instagram @thecollegelifecoach 

Sending you love!

-Alicia 

70. Your GPA is not a reflection of who you are, or what you are capable of

70. Your GPA is not a reflection of who you are, or what you are capable of

November 4, 2019

70. Your GPA is not a reflection of who you are, or what you are capable of

In this episode we talk about:

-what is a good, or bad GPA? 

-Limitations and beliefs we place on ourselves as a result of our GPA. 

-GPA is just one piece of your life. 

Sending you all love and good vibes. 

Doing a Q&A soon - send them to thecollegelifecoach@gmail.com or message me on Instagram @thecollegelifecoach 

-Alicia

69. Don’t Give Up with College Freshman, Rafael

69. Don’t Give Up with College Freshman, Rafael

October 28, 2019

69. Don't Give Up with College Freshman, Rafael

In this episode, Rafael shares his story transitioning from high school to college. We talk about: 

-Trying new things 

-Looking at your options 

-Growing as a person and student in a deep way 

-Having a strong community back home, and working towards building a new one in college 

-How you have to take initiative as a student 

-The importance of healing and reflection as a college student 

-How our world needs dreamers who are doers

Rafael's video, Don't Give Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsHQN9kCuoM&app=desktop

Visit Rafael's website and connect with him: https://rafaelbitanga.com

Sending you all love and good energy as we are over half way through the semester. 

Send questions to me by emailing thecollegelifecoach@gmail.com or message me on Instagram @thecollegelifecoach 

68. How to Recognize and Ask for Help in College

68. How to Recognize and Ask for Help in College

October 21, 2019

68. How to Recognize and Ask for Help in College

In this episode I ask a simple, but important question: How are you really doing? 

This question matters because you have to be able to recognize that you need help in order to actually starting asking for it. 

I'll also be doing a Q&A soon - what questions do you have about college? About life? About your future? About your college? Send them to Instagram @thecollegelifecoach or email me at thecollegelifecoach@gmail.com 

Sending you love! 

Go out and Make College Yours. 

-Alicia