All Episodes

Yese Ruiz

Episode # 12

Earn While You Learn: MN Dual-Training Pipeline Program

Did you know that there’s a program where workers receive a combination of related instruction strategically paired with on-the-job training right here in Minnesota? Yese Ruiz talks about finding he... 

Jesus Hernandez

Episode # 11

Insights from the Inside: How to Pay for College

FAFSA, Loans, Work-Study, Grants… Where do you even begin? In this episode, we bring in a financial aid expert to talk about the process and demystify how to pay for college. Dean of Financial Aid ... 

Dr. Suzanne Rivera

Episode # 10

Trailblazing in Higher Education

As the first womxn and first Latinx president in Macalester’s history, Dr. Suzanne Rivera knows that academic excellence and inclusion go hand-in-hand; you don’t need a well-tread path to get where ... 

Adjusting to Life in College (And a New Country)

Episode # 9

Adjusting to Life in College (And a New Country)

Going to college is a big decision and a big change, and that’s especially true if you’re coming from another country. As a multicultural admissions counselor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, N... 

Jodi Furman

Episode # 8

Simplifying the College Application Process

In this episode we chat with Jodi Furman. Jodi is the founder of Enlightened Admissions, a consulting company that helps students navigate the college admissions process. Jodi breaks down the timelin... 

Jeremiah Harris

Episode # 7

Staying Engaged in the Face of Challenges

Jeremiah Harris, the director of GEAR UP Minneapolis, talks about the kinds of support you deserve and should expect in making choices about your educational future. There are lots of great prog... 



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