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Graduate College Podcast

Discover the passion and purpose behind the research with the Graduate College podcast. Hear graduate students, alumni, authors, inventors, innovators, thought-leaders, and wellness experts share personal experiences and insights into their lives and careers. Explore how their stories intersect with Illinois graduate education.

A Research Pivot, One Year Later

It has been a year of COVID. Our graduate student podcasters share their funniest Zoom stories and how they have been navigating this new landscape. Burning Man expert Caitlin Brooks (Recreation, Sport, and Tourism) speaks about mourning canceled ethnographic dissertation fieldwork and the power of community in times of isolation.

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Your Portfolio Will Never Be Perfect, or Done

Landscape Designer Saloni Chawla (MLA '18) sits down to talk with us about how she landed her dream job at STIMSON an urban and rural landscape architecture studio with a working farm and a plant nursery, and why she considers it a perfect match with her interests in cultural landscapes and people.

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Highs, Lows in Grad School During COVID - Cat & Shelby

SAGE graduate student podcasters Cat (Physics) and Shelby (Kinesiology) interview each other about choosing their research fields and Illinois for graduate education. How “virtual everything” affects their grad school highs and lows and teaches them a few tricks. 

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Highs, Lows in Grad School During COVID - Abby & Sebastian

SAGE graduate student podcasters Abby (Social Work) and Sebastian (Labor and Employment Relations) interview each other about choosing their research fields and Illinois for graduate education. How “virtual everything” affects their grad school ups and downs and teaches them a few tricks. 

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