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Aggie Parent & Family Podcast

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Student Orientation and Transition Services is pleased to present the Aggie Parent & Family Podcast, a podcast for parents and families of USU Aggies! Here we share practical advice from leading USU experts and students to help guide both you and your student in your journey at Utah State University.

Location:

United States

Description:

Student Orientation and Transition Services is pleased to present the Aggie Parent & Family Podcast, a podcast for parents and families of USU Aggies! Here we share practical advice from leading USU experts and students to help guide both you and your student in your journey at Utah State University.

Language:

English

Contact:

4357977557


Episodes

Getting a Job at USU w/ USU's Career Design Center

2/23/2024
On this week's episode, I chat with Jillian Morley and Joseph Banks, both Assistant Directors in the Career Design Center on USU's campus. We discuss resources available to students looking for jobs on and off campus, career and major exploration, and courses built specifically for students figuring out what they want to do. Resources mentioned: Focus 2 Assessment Aggie Handshake USU 1400: Exploring Majors & Careers USU 2400: Finding and Preparing for Internships and Experiential Learning USU 3400: Launch Your Career Contact the Career Design Center here: 435-797-7777 Instagram: @usucareerdesigncenter careerdesigncenter@usu.edu usu.edu/career-design-center/

Duration:00:13:48

Combating Spring Semester Blues w/ USU's Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

2/9/2024
On today's episode I chat with Monique Frazier, a licensed clinical psychologist at USU's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). We discuss the mental health and counseling services offered at the university and how your student can make the spring semester blues a little brighter. Resources mentioned: CAPS Website Current CAPS Workshops & Recordings @usureachpeer on Instagram The Depression Cure by Dr. Stephen Ilardi

Duration:00:12:37

Episode 44: Staying Active and Healthy in College w/ USU's Campus Recreation

1/22/2024
On today's episode I chat with Baily Kruzan, Coordinator of Marketing for USU Campus Recreation. We discuss all of the many resources, employment, and activities that Campus Recreation offers to your students. Resources discussed: Campus Recreation Website: https://www.usu.edu/campusrec/ Upcoming events: https://www.usu.edu/campusrec/special-events/ Campus Rec Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/usucampusrec/ Contact the Campus Rec team: https://www.usu.edu/campusrec/about/our-team

Duration:00:11:02

Episode 43: USU’s Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

1/4/2024
In today's episode, I chat with Isaiah Jones, Senior Director: Campus and Community Engagement, in USU's Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI). Isaiah highlights how his division works with students and their families and the upcoming Walk the Walk Week. Links and resources discussed: USU's Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion homepage: https://www.usu.edu/dei/ Walk the Walk Week: https://www.usu.edu/dei/engagement/walk-the-walk Meet with Isaiah: https://www.usu.edu/dei/engagement/ Sign up for the DEI newsletter: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/EkVbqMS/newsletter

Duration:00:07:33

Episode 42: Parent & Family Weekend

9/7/2023
Show Notes: In today’s episode we talk about our upcoming Parent & Family Weekend event! This is such a great way for parents and families to experience what life is like as an Aggie! During this event, you will get to know your student’s college, attend a football game, participate in activities, and more. We put a lot of work into ensuring this event is fun, informative, and experiential for Aggies and their family. We have more information in the links provided below. Parent & Family Weekend Website: https://www.usu.edu/parents/weekend/ Purchase a Ticket Here: https://offer.fevo.com/football-vs-james-madison-8wpqcsy-3897876?fevoUri=football-vs-james-madison-8wpqcsy-3897876%2F Sierra Law’s Contact Information: (435) 797-7557 Sierra.Law@usu.edu Other Links: New Student Orientation: https://www.usu.edu/orientation/locations/logan Orientation Office Contact Information: 435-797-0283; orientation@usu.edu; Instagram @usuateam USU First Semester Registration Guide: https://www.usu.edu/orientation/guides/ Registration Vocabulary: https://www.usu.edu/orientation/lingo

Duration:00:06:37

Now Hiring Students: Connections Peer Mentor Application is Open

3/21/2023
In today's episode, I sit down with the Assistant Director of Student Orientation and Transition Services, Julie Sorensen. We discuss Utah State's first-year experience course: USU 1010: Connections. Julie shares the benefits of this class, the importance of Peer Mentors and how your students can apply to be one. New Student What's Next Page: https://www.usu.edu/admissions/whatsnext/ Apply To Be a Connections Peer Mentor!: https://www.usu.edu/connections/peer-mentor USU 1010: Connections: https://www.usu.edu/connections/ USU Parent & Family Programs: https://www.usu.edu/parents/ Schedule an appointment with Sierra: https://ususierralaw.youcanbook.me/; sierra.law@usu.edu; 435-797-7557 Guest Julie Sorensen - Student Orientation and Transition Services

Duration:00:08:46

Episode 41: Parent Orientation Information

3/1/2023
In today's episode, I sit down with the Associate Director of Student Orientation and Transition Services, Kylee Hopkin. We discuss everything families needs to know to help their students through the orientation process, including helpful tips and resources. New Student What's Next Page: https://www.usu.edu/admissions/whatsnext/ Creating a Delegate: https://myid.usu.edu/ Online Orientation Modules: https://www.usu.edu/orientation/ Submitting a Deferment: https://www.usu.edu/admissions/deferment/ USU Parent & Family Programs: https://www.usu.edu/parents/ Schedule an appointment with Sierra: https://ususierralaw.youcanbook.me/; sierra.law@usu.edu; 435-797-7557 Guest Kylee Hopkin - Student Orientation and Transition Services

Duration:00:11:29

Episode 40: Introducing the New Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

2/24/2023
In this episode, I sit down with Isaiah Jones, the Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. He introduces the new division and the ways it can help parents and families support their students. Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: https://www.usu.edu/dei/ Roadmap to Inclusion Excellence: https://www.usu.edu/dei/strategic-goals/index DEI Newsletter: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/EkVbqMS/newsletter Schedule an appointment with Sierra: https://ususierralaw.youcanbook.me/; sierra.law@usu.edu; 435-797-7557 Guest Isaiah Jones - Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Duration:00:14:11

Episode 39: Why your Student Should Utilize USU Academic Success Coaching

11/29/2022
In today’s episode, I sit down with the USU Director of Student Retention & Completion, Heidi Kesler, and USU Academic Success Coach, Carolina Bell, to discuss why your student should utilize USU Academic Success Coaching. We go into some of the services offered, why it is essential, and what students can expect when visiting. USU Parent & Family Programs: usu.edu/parents/index USU Parent & Family Contact Information: 435-797-7557; isaiah.jones@usu.edu; Instagram @usuateam USU Student Retention & Completion: usu.edu/retention/index/ USU Academic Success Coaching: usu.edu/retention/academic-success-coaches Guest Heidi Kesler – USU Student Retention & Completion Carolina Bell – USU Academic Success Coach

Duration:00:14:06

Episode 38: Spring 2023 Registration Remiders

11/14/2022
In today’s episode, I talk about spring 2023 registration. We chat tips and tricks with college scheduler, building a plan ahead of time, and what to do if you are not planning to attend the spring semester. New Student Orientation: usu.edu/orientation/locations/logan Orientation Office Contact Information: 435-797-0283; orientation@usu.edu; Instagram @usuateam Notification of Leave: usu.edu/retention/nol/

Duration:00:08:57

Episode 37: Being Exploratory at USU

10/13/2022
In today’s episode, we chat over Zoom with Jana Haws from the Exploratory Advising office, Kevin Schwemmin from the Career Design Center, as well as A-Team member Mason Ralphs about what it means to be “exploratory” here at USU. We get to dive into what picking a major might look like for students and why it is okay if you change your mind when it comes to what it is you would like to study. New Student Orientation: https://www.usu.edu/orientation/locations/logan Orientation Office Contact Information: 435-797-0283; orientation@usu.edu; Instagram @usuateam Exploratory Advising: https://advising.usu.edu/exploratory/index Exploratory Advising Office Contact Information: 435-797-3373; exploratoryadvising@usu.edu; TSC 302 Major Quest Canvas: https://usu.instructure.com/enroll/EK84LL Focus Area Website: https://advising.usu.edu/exploratory/focusareas/ Career Design Center: https://www.usu.edu/career-design-center/ Aggie Network: https://aggienetwork.usu.edu/ Guests Jana Haws – Exploratory Academic Advisor at Utah State University Kevin Schwemmin – Executive Director of the Career Design Center at Utah State University Mason Ralphs – Exploratory; Sophomore; Pocatello, Idaho

Duration:00:33:16

Episode 36: How the USU Financial Support Center Can Support Your Student For Fall 2022

7/29/2022
In today’s episode, I sit down with A-Team member Emma as well as Jennifer and Sue of the Student Financial Support here at USU to talk about the different services offered through the new department. We go into some of the specific services offered, why it is important, and what students can expect when visiting. New Student Orientation: https://www.usu.edu/orientation/locations/logan Orientation Office Contact Information: 435-797-0283; orientation@usu.edu; Instagram @usuateam Student Financial Support: https://www.usu.edu/financial-support/ Emails: financialaid@usu.edu; scholarships@usu.edu; smmc@usu.edu Location: TSC 106 (set to return August 5, 2022 to in-person services) Guest Sue Rasmussen – Scholarships Councilor; USU Student Financial Support Jennifer McGaughey – Assistant Director of Counseling; USU Student Financial Support Emma Davis – Double Major in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education & Psychology; Sophomore; Sandy, UT

Duration:00:17:50

Episode 35: Fall 2022: What to Expect with In-Person Aggie Orientation

6/27/2022
In today’s episode, I sit down again with Isaiah, Reagan, Kara, and Tia to talk about in-person Aggie Orientation and what students can expect. We break down the orientation day, talk about parent orientation, and give some advice for students as they prepare to attend. New Student Orientation: https://www.usu.edu/orientation/locations/logan Orientation Office Contact Information: 435-797-0283; orientation@usu.edu; Instagram @usuateam Sign-Up for In-Person Orientation or Switch Orientation Days: https://login.usu.edu/cas/login?service=https://secure1.vzorientation.com/usu/ssosignin.aspx Guest Isaiah Jones – Parent and Family Program Coordinator, Student Orientation; Utah State University Reagan Jensen – Psychology and Communication Studies; Senior; South Weber, UT Kara Pastorik – Nutrition and Dietetics; Senior; Bountiful, UT Tia Zebe - Human Development and Communication Studies; Junior; Las Vegas, NV

Duration:00:16:30

Episode 34: Fall 2022: Module 3, Aggie Orientation

6/7/2022
In today’s episode, we chat over Zoom with A-Team members, Erin and Xander about Module 3 of the online orientation, in-person Aggie Orientation, and what to expect this summer as they prepare to attend Utah State. New Student Orientation: https://www.usu.edu/orientation/locations/logan Sign-up for an in-person Aggie Orientation Session (or change your date): https://secure1.vzorientation.com/usu/ Orientation Office Contact Information: 435-797-0283; orientation@usu.edu; Instagram @usuateam Guests Erin Nielsen – Social Work; Senior; Hyde Park, UT Xander Heath – Marketing with Tech Sales Minor, Senior; West Valley City, UT

Duration:00:12:56

Episode 33: How Can I Express My Feelings in a More Gentle (less blaming) Way?

5/17/2022
In today's episode, we chat over Zoom with USU Extension professor Ashley Yaugher and Health and Wellness Coordinator Chapel Taylor-Olsen on how we can express our feelings in a more gentle (less blaming) way. How Can I Express My Feelings in a More Gentle (less blaming) Way? w/ USU Professor Ashley Yaugher and Health & Wellness Coordinator Chapel Taylor-Olsen: https://usu.campusesp.com/posts/1142 Healthy Relationships Utah: https://extension.usu.edu/hru/

Duration:00:17:38

Episode 32: Career Design Center & the Benefits of Working On-Campus for Fall 2022

5/3/2022
In today’s episode, I sit down with our Career Design Center here at USU and talk about the different services offered to students at Utah State. We also talk about the benefits to working on-campus, how students can find on-campus employment, and our upcoming virtual job fair specifically for incoming aggies. New Student Orientation: https://www.usu.edu/orientation/locations/logan Orientation Office Contact Information: 435-797-0283; orientation@usu.edu; Instagram @usuateam Career Design Center: https://www.usu.edu/career-design-center/ Career Design Center Contact Information: Career Design Center Instagram: @usucareerdesigncenter Aggie Handshake: https://usu.joinhandshake.com/login Sign-up to Attend the Incoming Student Virtual Job Fair: https://usu.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/31660/student_preview?token=FglPY_IC_2gWHkrPrTVv1gS61PdHPAi8vJRaosZ1ofODYjs1LSOI0A Guest Brianne Midgley – Employment Specialist, Career Design Center, Utah State University Kevin Schwemmin – Executive Director, Career Design Center, Utah State University

Duration:00:12:04

Episode 31: Fall 2022: USU 1010 Connections and the Habits of Mind Course

4/22/2022
In today’s episode, I sit down with Philosophy professor and Associate Vice Provost, Harrison Kleiner, to talk about two different academic opportunities for incoming students to take. We discuss the USU 1010 Connections course and the Habits of Mind courses that are designed to help students be successful in their academic pursuits. New Student Orientation: https://www.usu.edu/orientation/locations/logan Orientation Office Contact Information: 435-797-0283; orientation@usu.edu; Instagram @usuateam USU 1010 Connections: https://www.usu.edu/connections/logan/index Register for USU 1010 Connections: https://www.usu.edu/connections/logan/register USU Habits of Mind Courses: https://www.usu.edu/academic-support/courses Guest Dr. Harrison Kleiner – Philosophy Professor and Associate Vice Provost, Utah State University

Duration:00:17:47

Episode 30: Fall 2022: Online Orientation Module 2 - Registration

3/31/2022
In today’s episode, I sit down on Zoom with Kara Pastorik, Student Coordinator, and Stacie Denetsosie, Transition and International Orientation Program Coordinator, both from the Student Orientation and Transition Services here at USU to talk about Module 2 of the online orientation. We dive into what that registration process is like for the first time, what is covered in module 2 (all about registration), and what support our office offers for incoming students through the registration process. USU Parent & Families website: https://www.usu.edu/parents/ New Student Orientation: https://www.usu.edu/orientation/locations/logan Orientation Office Contact Information: 435-797-0283; orientation@usu.edu; Instagram @usuateam USU First Semester Registration Guide: https://www.usu.edu/orientation/guides/ Registration Vocabulary: https://www.usu.edu/orientation/lingo Guest Stacie Denetsosie – Transition and International Orientation Program Coordinator, Student Orientation and Transition Services, Utah State University Kara Pastorik – Double major Dietetics and Kinesiology, minor in Chemistry and Hunger Studies; Senior: Bountiful, UT

Duration:00:16:01

Fall 2022 BONUS EPISODE: Why You Should Submit a FAFSA in Under Five Minutes

3/17/2022
In today’s bonus episode we sit down with Craig Whyte, Executive Director of Student Financial Support here at USU to talk about the extreme importance for incoming students to complete a FAFSA. New Student Orientation: https://www.usu.edu/orientation/locations/logan Orientation Office Contact Information: 435-797-0283; orientation@usu.edu; Instagram @usuateam Complete the FAFSA: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa Guest Craig Whyte – Executive Director, Student Financial Support, Utah State University

Duration:00:04:48

Episode 29: How to Become a Better Parent Through Self-Care

2/2/2022
In today's episode, we chat over Zoom with USU Extension professors Dr. Naomi Brower and Elizabeth Davis on becoming a better parent through self-care. Naomi Brower Bio: extension.usu.edu/directory/brower-naomi Elizabeth Davis Bio: extension.usu.edu/directory/davis-elizabeth Self-Care Checkup worksheet: positivepsychology.com/wp-content/uploads/Self-Care-Checkup.pdf How to Become a Better Parent through Self-Care article: usu.campusesp.com/posts/1116

Duration:00:15:30