Podcast by StepUp Utah
Episode 9: 3 Tips for Preparing for College over Summer Break (with guest Jenny Sass from my529)04/05/2021 Duration: 06min
To round out the school year (and season one of the podcast!), we’re discussing three ways students of all ages can prepare for college during the summer. One easy way to do that is to apply for scholarships, and Jenny Sass from my529 is joining us to talk about an easy and fun way you could win a $1,000 scholarship this summer.
Episode 8: The In’s and Out’s of Internships (with guest Preston Garbett)06/04/2021 Duration: 16min
In this month’s episode, we’re discussing how students can find and excel at internships during college.
Episode 7: Avoiding Scholarships Scams (with guest Dyllen Cafferty)02/03/2021 Duration: 09min
In this month’s episode, we’re discussing how students can protect themselves from scholarship scams and find legitimate scholarship resources online.
Episode 6: How to Get the Best Letters of Recommendation02/02/2021 Duration: 13min
In this month’s episode, we’ve asked a panel of college advisors (from the Utah College Advising Corps) to discuss how students can identify a great recommender, how to politely and professionally ask for a letter of recommendation, and how to set your recommender up for success so they can write the most compelling letter possible on your behalf.
Episode 5: College Advice for my Younger Self (with guest Samuel Broncho)06/01/2021 Duration: 16min
In this episode, Samuel Broncho (Admissions Counselor at the University of Utah) discusses how students can pay for college and develop valuable career skills through college internship opportunities.
Episode 4: What I Wish I Had Known About Preparing for College01/12/2020 Duration: 42min
In this episode, Bryan Aguayo-Meza and Cristell Marcial, two current college students attending Utah Valley University, share their insights into preparing and paying for college and discuss the things they wish they had known when they were in high school.
Episode 3: How DREAMers Can Prepare & Pay for College (with guest Dayan Castañeda)03/11/2020 Duration: 06min
November's episode is a rebroadcast of an interview we conducted back in 2019 with Dayan Casteneda, who works at the Dream Center at the University of Utah. Dayan explains how undocumented students living in Utah can find funding to help pay for college. She also shares how her organization can support Utah high school students on their educational journeys, regardless of whether they want to attend the University of Utah.
Episode 2 : Dream Colleges & STEM Careers (with guest Lindsay Hughey)07/10/2020 Duration: 22min
In this episode, hydrogeologist Lindsay Hughey (BS - University of Notre Dame, MS - University of Nevada Reno) shares strategies for how student can afford their "dream colleges". Lindsay also discusses her advice on how women and girls who are aspiring to major and work in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) can succeed in college and career.
Episode 1: Advice for Becoming a Competitive Scholarship Candidate (with guest Cate Praggastis)02/09/2020 Duration: 09min
In this episode, we interview Cate Praggastis, a former teacher who helped her students secure nearly $15 million in college scholarships. Cate shares her advice for finding scholarships, writing a personal statement, and leveraging volunteer opportunities to win scholarship funding.