UMBC Mic'd Up

UMBC Mic'd Up

UMBC Mic'd Up Podcast welcomes faculty, students, alumni, and industry thought leaders to share their insights and UMBC experiences.

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November 16, 2021 18 min

The goal of most graduate students is to learn new knowledge that they can apply in the workforce right away. Well our latest podcast guest, Tchuissi Mbu Nyamsi, achieved that goal when her UMBC Data Science internship turned into a new job! 

Tune into this episode of UMBC's Mic'D Up Podcast to listen to Tchuissi's UMBC experience and greatest takeaways.

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Join us for this episode of UMBC's Mic'D Up Podcast featuring Elyse Preston, a graduate student in the Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Leadership Graduate Program at UMBC. 

We chat about her educational and entrepreneurial journeys and how they have led her to open her small business venture, https://BeMoreConnected.net. 

To learn more about UMBC's Graduate Programs in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Leadership, visit...

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September 10, 2021 22 min

Being prepared for opportunities when they arrive is something most every smart professional seeks. The time to prepare for opportunities in an industry like Cybersecurity is now so that when those opportunities present themselves, you are ready. 

For this episode of UMBC's Mic'd Up Podcast, we chat with Anthony Fischetti '21, MPS Cybersecurity about how he prepared for the cybersecurity role he is in today.

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At UMBC, we love to hear the journey of how someone ends up in our programs. For Kiaron Bailey '21, M.P.S. Community Leadership, the reason she decided to study community leadership at UMBC was very clear. "I love volunteering. No matter what community I live in, I always try to give back to that community. I decided to do some research on how I can turn my passion of volunteerism into something I can do to help communities...

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When it comes to career success, an agile mindset can take a professional to new levels. Michael Schlitzer '21, M.P.S. Data Science, understands this and is primed to pivot in his career journey into Data Science as a result.

"Studying in the Data Science graduate program at UMBC at Shady Grove has changed the way I approach problems. The program has given me a whole new set of tools that have enabled me to transition in my...

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At first sight of the the word frustration, most of us might not relate it to something positive. But Chuck Rainville '21, PBC, UMBC Data Science Graduate Program, feels it was instrumental in his learning.

"The program teaches you that to be frustrated is a good thing. Oftentimes, you are right at the threshold of making a discovery. So, if you're feeling that, and I felt it a million times with every homework assignme...

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One of the crucial things that community leadership does is it brings people from a lot of different lenses together. It opens up and makes possible conversations and allows for communities to find that common space where problems are addressed, understood, and can come closer to being solved. UMBC graduate student, Michele Conner shared this deeply important insight with us in a recent interview, as well as many more.

Tune in to h...

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In this episode of UMBC's Mic'd Up Podcast, we're joined by Irina Ramos, Ph.D. to discuss breaking boundaries and innovating in Biotechnology. In her role as Senior Manager at AstraZeneca and as a UMBC graduate faculty member, she works hard to create impactful change in the world. 

About UMBC's Biotechnology Graduate Programs

UMBC’s Biotechnology master’s degree is designed to provide students with the skills sought ...

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The Learning and Performance Technology Graduate Program (LAPT) at UMBC is specifically designed to help Instructional Designers learn and grow. The program is portfolio-based. This feature allows students to build a tangible working portfolio that becomes their intellectual property. From the very first course, the LAPT student engages with the field of ISD by designing their first design plan, the critical component to the ADDIE ...

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In this episode of UMBC's Mic'd Up Podcast, we welcome alumna, Natasha Wedderburn '17 & '20, MPS Biotechnology & MPS Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Leadership, to chat about weaving an entrepreneurial spirit into science when it comes to the pursuit of a new venture in community gardening and composting.

Learn more about Natasha's experiences here:
https://www.coppin.edu/news/article/339/natasha_wedder...

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When it comes to the field of Instructional Design, community and networking drive the success. When it comes down to ISD, we're all learners on various levels. Bridging the knowledge gap with well-thought out instruction is the key to dynamic transformations and continued to growth. Dr. Chuck Hodell, Associate Program Director and Lecturer in UMBC's Learning and Performance Technology Graduate Programs, joined us on this e...

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Ever wonder what could happen when you decide to pursue something not for money, prestige, or advancement, but for the pure love of learning and sharing? Whenever passion drives you to make the world a better place than you found it, magic happens. Lives change. Communities form. Purpose drives you forward, a purpose to do better in a world that needs you.

This was the catalyst for graduate student, Donald Drummer, of the UMBC Entr...

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If you’re a certified teacher and looking to up your credentials with a fulfilling, content-focused master’s degree, check out this interview from UMBC. You’ll learn all about what makes the Master of Arts in Education so valuable in the education world. 





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We sat down and chatted with Sally J. Scott, Program Director of UMBC’s Graduate Program in Community Leadership. We spoke about her recent contribution in a report she co-authored with Seema Iyer of the Jacob France Institute at the University of Baltimore titled Overcoming Barriers to Home Ownership in Baltimore City.

Summary of the Report
The report initially came out of a question that we were asked by the Abell Foundation, whic...

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March 3, 2021 26 min

The field of IO Psychology is vast. From specialized focus to a more generalized strategic approach, IO Psychologists can impact organizations on many levels. 

Today, we’re joined by Dr. Leslie Overmyer-Day, an advisory board member of UMBC’s graduate program in IO Psychology and Senior Lead Technologist with Booz Allen Hamilton. 

Dr. Overmyer-Day shares insights on the dynamic nature of the IO Psychology field and ways students and ...

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March 2, 2021 42 min

Tune into this episode of UMBC’s Mic’D Up with special guest, Paul Martin, ESEP, CTT+, graduate faculty with UMBC’s Systems Engineering Graduate Program.

He speaks with us today about the field of systems engineering and why it’s critical that we have really great systems engineers dedicated to finding ways to make the world a better place. This starts with having a team mindset because systems are not built within silos. It tak...

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The Health IT field is extremely people-centered and produces a tangible outcome that impacts most everyone in society. The healthcare environment is rapidly changing, creating an ever-present need for qualified professionals to step up and contribute to important work that can make a true difference in the lives of others. 

Dr. Erin Van Dyke, graduate program director of UMBC’s Health Information Technology graduate program joined ...

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“Failing is a stepping stone to progress,” says UMBC graduate faculty instructor, Dr. John J. Johnson, IV. Behind every success story is a story of where someone learned a lesson and grew stronger from that. 

In this episode of UMBC’s Mic’D Up podcast, Dr. Johnson shares his insights on the field of engineering, how students can best succeed, and profound lessons he learned from learning to embrace the art of failing.

Dr. Johnson cre...

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