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Wise Grad

33 EpisodesProduced by Saint SanjWebsite

Wise Grad is the go-to podcast for everyone interested in the academic world. The mission is to help students, new and old, to maximise their full potential and find the best resources. From school to the working world, Wise Grad will help you THRIVE.

33 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

EP 32: At Home, Abroad : Life of an International Student in Sweden

August 11th, 2022


Studying abroad can loads of happiness, good times and good friends. In this episode, we wrap up the experiences of International Students in Sweden with Sahil, a student at Malmö University. We see how he was able to …

EP 31: Living in A Student City - Academic Life & Challenges

July 7th, 2022


In 2021, the Swedish National Union of Students named Malmö the Student City of the Year 2021/22. They describe Malmö as a city to live and thrive in both before, during and after their studies and the students are seen …

EP 30: What I Wish I Knew Before Moving To Sweden: Stories from Malmö with Jed

June 6th, 2022


There are a million questions dancing in your mind before you hop on that plane and move to another country to study. Will it really happen? Will I succeed? Will I make friends? The list goes on and on! After the …

EP 29: Healthy Routines for Successful Students

June 2nd, 2022


Have you ever had a healthy routine? Why do students prefer the unhealthy routines of cramming the night before an exam, heightening stress and anxiety and feeding on cup ramen because we are short on 'time'? In this …

EP 28: How To Write The Best Essay EVER - 7 TIPS

January 26th, 2022


Whether it's for an exam or an assignment, writing the best essay is a difficult task for many students. In this episode, I give you first-hand tips …

EP 27: Jamaica's Crime Rate - Special Criminology Edition with Chevauni Blair from Love 101 FM

November 22nd, 2021


Hi Wise Grads!

This week we change things up a bit. I've been placed in the hot seat and questions about the increasing crime rate in Jamaica were …

EP 26: Graduate Studies Abroad - the Pros and Cons of Immigration

October 18th, 2021


Yes, Graduates students are a resilient set of people who have left their home country to survive and thrive in unknown territories. While studying abroad has its glamour, there are some hiccups that may hinder your …

EP 25: Elective Courses: Drop Out or Stick it Out?

September 1st, 2021


Students have to take elective courses. While this decision may sound easy, for some it is one of the hardest decisions to make. Should I take the …

EP 24: Pandemic Planning and Networking for Graduate Students

May 25th, 2021


It's been over a year since the pandemic started. With the changes that we all had to adapt to, graduate students all over the world have sunken into …

EP 23: Breaking Free - Reaping the benefits of Interdisciplinary Studies

May 3rd, 2021


Have you ever considered an interdisciplinary approach to learning? Well, studies show that students who engage in these approaches can actually maximize the reach of their research. In this episode, I speak to Varun …

EP 22: 6 Tips for Building Your Personal Brand with Caribe Breese (Digital Marketer)

March 21st, 2021


People often struggle with creating a portfolio that will make them stand out. In this digital age, it is even more important to develop a personal …

EP 21: The Battle: Friendships vs. Career

February 22nd, 2021


After some deep thinking, I came to the conclusion that we all go through a period where we start evaluating our friendships. Are they beneficial? Are they adding any value to our lives? You see, when thinking about …

EP 20: Being Resilient: Combating Social Issues as a Student w/ Deandrah Cameron

December 17th, 2020


Students face a number of issues, some academic and some social. These issues usually increase when their families move abroad. Deandrah Cameron a recent graduate of Rutgers University and an MPH candidate at the …

EP 19: How To Get Into Grad School with a Low GPA

November 22nd, 2020


Getting into GRAD SCHOOL is a challenging task for many students. In this episode, Saint Sanj helps students who do not have the most glamourous …

EP 18: Navigating Issues of Racism and Discrimination in College (with Shelby McPhee)

October 21st, 2020


Issues of racism and discrimination have crippled the progress of many black student and student of colour. Recent events in the US have highlighted …

EP 17: What's Your Passion? Exploring the Benefits of Flexible Passions with Monique

September 21st, 2020


Sometimes we have this strong urge to do something great, but fear comes in the way. In this episode, Monique from Petit Squares shares how she chased fear away and dived head-on into her passion, MATCHA! The thriving …

EP 16: 6 Tips To Get Ready For The New Semester

August 23rd, 2020


Getting ready for the new school semester can be a nerve-racking task. You might have so much to do and so little time, plus you might not know what …

EP 15: Mastering School, Work & Living in Japan (Teaching Abroad Pt2.)

June 30th, 2020


On this episode, Olivia shares more on how she conquered working, going to school and living in Japan. She talks about the stress of it all, racial …

EP 14: How Teaching Abroad Can Help You Pay Off Your Student Loans

June 23rd, 2020


Some students end up racking up a lot of debt while engaging their degree program. While many can easily repay loans and gain financial freedom, some are stuck and are limited in their options. In recent years, many …

EP 13: Dear Class of 2020 - Here’s What You Need After Graduation

June 9th, 2020


Cheers to the Class of 2020. The class that overcame the impossible! Your sleepless nights, stressful days and assignments filled weekends are over. …

EP 12: Tips for Landing an International Opportunity

May 18th, 2020


Everyone wants a BIG opportunity in their career and some of us are eager to grab one overseas. But what’s the first step? Listen as Oluwchi and …

EP 11: So You Want To Study Abroad? My Story and Tips For the Big Step

May 4th, 2020


It's a big step to pack up all your things and head to another country for your studies. It will make some of us worry about the challenges that we might face and nervous about trying to fit in. With research showing …

EP 10: How to be Productive While Working From Home

April 13th, 2020


Working from home can be quite a challenge, especially if it's your first time. Right now the world is experiencing the pandemic that is the COVID19/Coronavirus and many people have been forced to work from home. …

EP 09: How to become a Successful Entrepreneur: Tips from David Israel (Good Planet Foods)

March 29th, 2020


Many students would love to be successful entrepreneurs. However, many are hindered by several obstacles. In this episode David Israel, a serial …

EP 08: Coping Abroad (Is Grad School Worth It? Pt. 2)

March 10th, 2020


On this episode we will jump right back into our chat with Lanvell and listen as he copes with doing a Masters in Public Health in Wales. From …

EP 07: Is Grad school worth it? (Pt. 1)

February 25th, 2020


Is GRAD school worth it? Episode 07 In this episode Saint Sanj interviews Lanvell, a Graduate student in Wales...5000 miles from his hometown in …

EP 06: Tips for A Successful Thesis Season

February 5th, 2020


Episode 6 is finally here! Episode 6 is the second part of the 2-part series on thesis/dissertation. This episode is packed with tips to help you THRIVE during your thesis season. It’s never fun to navigate this period …

EP 05: Getting Started With Your Thesis or Dissertation

January 14th, 2020


Thesis, Dissertation, Capstone Project, whatever you want to call it, many students are intimidated by the idea of conducting research or designing a big project. In Episode number 5, I will try to calm your nerves and …

EP 04: Christmas Special: How To Organise Your Space & Improve Your Mental Health

December 22nd, 2019


Treat yourself to self-improvement and organisational tips for the new year /new decade from Maryam, curator of @homganize on Instagram and Saint Sanj

EP 03: Tips for Living in a Campus Dorm

December 19th, 2019


There are many thing to consider when moving to UNI. This may include your living situation. In this episode I will begin the whole living series and …

EP 02: 6 Signs You Should Change Your Major

November 29th, 2019


WOW! This topic might be a sensitive one for many, but we must speak about it. Some of us are really pursuing the wrong dreams and are currently …

EP 01: Intro + How to Get Scholarships

November 11th, 2019


Frustrated by scholarship applications? This episode covers all the basics to help you get that scholarship. I also give a short introduction of the …

Welcome to Wise Grad

October 29th, 2019


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