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The Podgrads

The Podgrads

By Roosevelt University Office of Student Research
We're a podcast out of Roosevelt University's Office Of Student Research with the goal of making the transition to graduate school more accessible
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Women in Academia (ft. Alex Jackson

The Podgrads

Women in Academia (ft. Alex Jackson

The Podgrads

Going Back to School Later in Life (ft. Yolanda Flowers)
On this episode, we interview Yolanda Flowers about her experience going back to school much later than her peers. She goes over her story, detailing how she decided to go back to school and shares her some of the wisdom she has gained along the way 
April 14, 2022
Women in Academia (ft. Alex Jackson
My good friend, Alex Jackson, joins me to discuss the challenges and joys of being a woman in grad school
March 29, 2022
Multicultural Research (ft. Dr. Yue Li)
Dr. Yue Li, multicultural professor and researcher at Roosevelt University, joins us on the podcast to talk about the importance of multiculturalism in the field 
March 15, 2022
A Conversation on PhD Applications (ft. Elizabeth B. )
On this episode, my dear friend Elizabeth and I discuss the process of applying for graduate programs, specifically of the doctoral level, from what materials go into an application to how we keep our mental health a priority at the same time. Join us!
December 17, 2021
Dealing with Imposter Syndrome (ft. Neneveh Nikola)
On this episode we interview Neneveh Nikola, a Master's student in the clinical psychology program at Roosevelt University who discusses the struggles they have had with imposter syndrome as well as their tips on how to fight it
October 30, 2021
Relationships in Grad School (ft. Baylee Allen and Adrian Flores)
PhD candidates Baylee Allen and Adrian Flores talk about how they have managed to keep their relationship strong all the way from meeting in undergrad all the way to getting engaged during their doctorates. 
October 15, 2021
Mental Health In Grad School ft. Rachel Schaefer
In this episode I interview my friend and colleague, Rachel Schaefer, to talk about mental health struggles and how to manage self-care while in grad school.
October 01, 2021
Introduction to Season Two!
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Welcome to Season Two of the Podgrads podcast! In this episode, I introduce myself and share my academic story as well as the direction we will be heading for this next coming season.
September 16, 2021
The Graduate Application Episode
In this episode we go over the specific components of the graduate application and a brief overview of what materials you should need by the time application season rolls around.  We go over details such as the persona statement, letters of recommendation, CVs, GRE scores and more. This episode will give you an idea of what you can expect from the graduate application process before we go more in depth about each component. 
April 01, 2021
Finding A Graduate Program
In this episode we talk about how to find a graduate program! We talk program fit, faculty, funding, and more. Lydia and Faith share some of their experiences finding programs and some advice on how to find a program with the best fit.  To check out more information about the podcast and additional graduate school resources, check out
March 10, 2021
What Is Graduate School and Why Should You Go?
In this episode we discuss the purpose of a graduate education and why individuals choose to pursue graduate school. 
February 24, 2021
Welcome to the Podgrads podcast! In this episode, we introduce ourselves and the podcast, talk about who our audience is, and give a little information about what you can expect from the show. 
February 10, 2021