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Extra Credit

By Rutgers Summer Winter
Created by the Rutgers University–New Brunswick Office of Summer & Winter Sessions, this podcast features short talks with students about their journey to Rutgers, experiences while going to school here, and what they're up to after graduating. It also features interviews with Rutgers faculty about topics like how they got into their field, what makes the course they teach special, and how students can benefit by taking their course. We hope you follow along.
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Season 2, Episode 6: Instructor Jaime Cosloy
"Different opportunities might present themselves... keep an open mind." Instructor Jaime Cosloy shares her journey from a student at Rutgers to working at the NFL, then to law school and back to Rutgers to teach students about sports and the law. For a transcript of this episode, please visit summer.rutgers.edu/ExtraCreditJCosloy.
26:31
December 21, 2021
Season 2, Episode 5: Professor Hyacinth Miller
"Oftentimes we're taught history in silos." Assistant Teaching Professor Hyacinth Miller discusses the global impact of the Caribbean and her approach to teaching history during the Winter Session in this week's episode of Extra Credit. For the transcript of this episode, please visit summer.rutgers.edu/ExtraCreditHM.
20:02
December 10, 2021
Season 2, Episode 4: Nashmah Mamoon
This week, join us for a conversation with Rutgers student, Nashmah Mamoon ('24), as she discusses starting college in-person a year later than expected, falling in love with the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus and a class in Cell Biology, and more! For the transcript of this episode, please visit summer.rutgers.edu/ExtraCreditNM.
14:16
November 22, 2021
Season 2, Episode 3: Helen Castro
This week's episode features Rutgers grad student & staff member, Helen Castro. Listen to Helen discuss her love of education that led her to pursuing a second advanced degree in Diversity & Inclusion and a career in publishing, the importance of a well-placed en dash, and more! For a transcript of this episode, please visit: summer.rutgers.edu/ExtraCreditHC.
17:51
November 08, 2021
Season 2, Episode 2: Dr. Helane Rosenberg
On this week's episode, hear from Dr. Helane Rosenberg, a faculty member of the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. Dr. Rosenberg shares stories about her experiences in theater, how her background can help teach students how to present themselves professionally in her Winter course, and more. For a transcript of this episode, please visit: summer.rutgers.edu/ExtraCreditHR
18:14
October 25, 2021
Season 2, Episode 1: Al Valentín
Welcome to another season of Extra Credit! On the first episode of our new season, Rutgers faculty member Al Valentín joins us to discuss what makes their Winter Session course about horror films so relevant to daily life and society, the importance of media literacy, and more. For a transcript of this episode, please visit summer.rutgers.edu/ExtraCreditAV
25:41
October 11, 2021
Episode 14: Kyle Canete
Hear from Kyle Canete, a Rutgers graduate, talk about why he choose to come back to Rutgers to work and what his time at Rutgers has taught him. For a transcript of this episode, please visit summer.rutgers.edu/ExtraCreditKC.
19:18
August 30, 2021
Episode 13: Jasmine Bagner
Jasmine is a senior graduating in May 2021 with a degree in communications. Like many other students at Rutgers, Jasmine didn't start Rutgers right after graduating from high school. Jasmine shares her experiences working in health care and how it led to where she is now. Jasmine also talks about her passion for helping people and giving back to the community. Finally, Jasmine shares how she keeps productive despite being home due to COVID-19. For a transcript of this episode, please visit summer.rutgers.edu/ExtraCreditJB.
16:58
August 16, 2021
Episode 12: Amanda Kim
Imagine starting a career in healthcare during a pandemic... In the case of Rutgers nursing student Amanda Kim, that is her reality. Hear Amanda talk about her Rutgers experience, her decision to become a nurse, and what she does to keep busy during COVID. For a transcript of this episode, please visit summer.rutgers.edu/ExtraCreditAKim.
12:48
August 02, 2021
Episode 11: Jelinette Cadavid
How did your college journey start? Listen as Jelinette shares how and why she came to Rutgers. For a transcript of this episode, please visit summer.rutgers.edu/ExtraCreditJC.
08:52
July 19, 2021
Episode 10: Justin Ricardo
Justin talks about his inspirational journey as a non-traditional Rutgers student. He shares his experience going to work full-time after high school and how he eventually ended up at Rutgers. He also talks about how the people around him and his summer course inspired him to major in Human Resource Management. Justin also discusses his post-graduation goals and the importance of balancing personal and professional goals. For a transcript of this episode, please visit summer.rutgers.edu/ExtraCreditJR.
18:01
July 05, 2021
Episode 9: Laura Esposito
Rutgers student Laura Esposito shares the ups and downs of her summer, from personal tragedy to planning a peaceful BLM protest in her hometown. Laura also talks about her remote internship with SiriusXM. For a transcript of this episode, please visit summer.rutgers.edu/ExtraCreditLE.
21:03
June 21, 2021
Episode 8: Xenia Morin
We are what we eat! This week, hear about food systems, what it is, why it is important, and what you can do to help food sustainability in the future with Dr. Xenia Morin. For a transcript of this episode, please visit summer.rutgers.edu/ExtraCreditXM.
25:49
June 07, 2021
Episode 7: Evan Maggio
This week, Evan Maggio shares his story about being a Rutgers student, his study abroad experience, and transitioning to remote online learning during the pandemic. For a transcript of this episode, please visit summer.rutgers.edu/ExtraCreditEM.
07:50
May 24, 2021
Episode 6: Caroline Clauss-Ehlers
Licensed psychologist and GSE faculty member Dr. Caroline Clauss-Ehlers talks about how she broke into the mental health service field and how it has changed over the years, especially now during COVID-19. Dr. CC also talks about her summer courses, Family Systems and Adolescence, and why they’re such important topics right now. For a transcript of this episode, please visit summer.rutgers.edu/ExtraCreditCCE.
22:53
May 10, 2021
Episode 5: Erica Goldstein
During this week's episode, Rutgers student Erica Goldstein shares her experience dual majoring in Marketing and Art History and how she plans to make an impact in the world post-graduation. For a transcript of this episode, please visit summer.rutgers.edu/ExtraCreditEG.
11:39
April 26, 2021
Episode 4: Martin Smith
This episode, we interview Rutgers faculty member, Martin Smith. Smith shares his story about what makes his course Dual Language Immersion so different, what initially sparked his interest in the topic, and how his outlook on teaching has changed throughout the years. For a transcript of this episode, please visit summer.rutgers.edu/ExtraCreditMS.
06:33
April 12, 2021
Episode 3: Ansha Kazi
This week, we interview Rutgers student and Office of Summer & Winter Sessions student employee, Ansha Kazi. Ansha shares her experiences being a student while working at Rutgers. She also talks about her transition to going remote, both as a student and employee. Ansha is a double major in history and economics with a minor in business administration graduating in May. For a transcript of this episode, please visit summer.rutgers.edu/ExtraCreditAK.
11:45
March 29, 2021
Episode 2: Joel Plummer
This week, we interview Rutgers faculty member Joel Plummer. Listen as Plummer talks about his experiences growing up as a black student and how it influenced his decision to become an educator. He also shares his inspiration for his book - Sumo Wrestlers & Supermodels. Plummer teaches the Rutgers Summer Session course, African Americans and Sports. For a transcript of this episode, please visit summer.rutgers.edu/ExtraCreditJP.
19:09
March 15, 2021
Episode 1: Carly McCrae
Join Rutgers Office of Summer & Winter Sessions for the premiere of the new podcast series, Extra Credit. This first episode features an interview with Rutgers student Carly McCrae, a history and political science major. Carly shares her academic journey and experience taking online courses during the COVID-19 pandemic. For a transcript of this episode, please visit summer.rutgers.edu/ExtraCreditCM.
07:31
March 01, 2021
Extra Credit Trailer
Be sure to tune in on March 1, 2021 for the first episode of the new podcast, Extra Credit. The podcast will feature short talks with students about their journey to Rutgers, experiences while going to school here, and what they're up to after graduating. It also features interviews with Rutgers faculty about topics like how they got into their field, what makes the course they teach special, and how students can benefit by taking their course. We hope you follow along. 
00:60
February 24, 2021