Aggie Parent & Family Podcast
Episode 21: How to Recognize and Reach Out to Someone at Risk of Suicide
Episode 20: Why USU Parents Should Encourage Their Student to Study Abroad

Episode 20: Why USU Parents Should Encourage Their Student to Study Abroad

January 24, 2021

In today's episode, we chat over Zoom with USU Study Abroad Peer Advisor, Lauren Ambuehl; USU Academic Advisor, Dallin Perkes; USU graduate, Katt Webb; and USU Senior Study Abroad Advisor, Katie Davidson about why parents should encourage your student to study abroad. 

 

Learn more: https://globalengagement.usu.edu/studyabroad/

 

Episode 19: Why Complete the FAFSA and Apply for Financial Aid

Episode 19: Why Complete the FAFSA and Apply for Financial Aid

December 17, 2020

In today's episode, we chat over Zoom with Callie Croft, Operations Coordinator for the USU Financial Aid Office, Heather Bryson, USU Director of Financial Aid, and Craig Whyte, USU Director of Scholarships, about Why Complete the FAFSA and Apply for Financial Aid.

As your student returns home for the holidays, please encourage them to finish the semester strong. Visit the USU Ready webpage for more information about spring class registration, academic advising, virtual tutoring, scholarships, and more.

Please visit the usu.edu/financialaid webpage for more information on FAFSA applications. 

Episode 18: Discussing Difficult Topics over the Break w/ Office of Equity

Episode 18: Discussing Difficult Topics over the Break w/ Office of Equity

December 8, 2020

In today's episode, we chat over Zoom with Lauren Pack, USU's Sexual Assault Peer Educator for the Office of Equity, and Jodie Goodman, USU's Prevention Specialist for the Office of Equity, about how to have How to Discuss Difficult Topics over the Break with Your Student. 

As your student returns home for the holidays, please encourage them to finish the semester strong. Visit the USU Ready webpage for more information about spring class registration, academic advising, virtual tutoring, scholarships, and more.

Learn more about why you should have these conversations with your student at https://mcc.gse.harvard.edu/reports/the-talk

 

General mental health support: https://www.usu.edu/covid-19/staying-healthy/mental-wellness

CAPS - https://aggiewellness.usu.edu/index

SAAVI - http://www.usu.edu/saavi/give_help/help-a-loved-one

Office of Equity/USU Title IX Coordinator - https://www.usu.edu/equity/

State and national resources - https://www.usu.edu/sexual-respect/resources

RAINN - Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network has a guide for how to support loved ones who have experienced sexual violence

https://www.rainn.org/articles/tips-talking-survivors-sexual-assault

Guest Episode: Weighing Your Options & Opportunity Costs for Spring 2021 Semester

Guest Episode: Weighing Your Options & Opportunity Costs for Spring 2021 Semester

November 24, 2020

In today's episode, we chat over Zoom with Darrell Harris, USU’s Director of the Student Money Management Center. 

As your student returns home for the holidays, encourage them to finish the semester strong. Visit the USU Ready webpage for more information about spring class registration, academic advising, virtual tutoring, scholarships, and more.

Spring 2021 registration is now open; and USU has rolled out a new software, College Scheduler, to help students efficiently plan their best schedule.

We are excited to welcome our Aggies back to campus in a few short weeks.  Thank you for your partnership in helping your student succeed and thrive at USU next semester.

bls.gov | For US Bureau of Labor Statistics 

Aggie New Student Podcast

Episode 17: Should My Student Apply for the USU A-Team? w/ Kylee Hopkin

Episode 17: Should My Student Apply for the USU A-Team? w/ Kylee Hopkin

November 6, 2020

In today's episode, we chat over Zoom with Kylee Hopkin, Program Coordinator for the USU Student Orientation & Transition Services Office (SOTS), about applying for the USU A-Team. 

The A-Team is a group of current students who are hired and specially trained to assist incoming students and their parents through the transition to college. A-Team members are often the first interaction students have with the university, and are ready to step in and help in anyway they can. The overall goal of the A-Team is to integrate new students into Utah State University academically, geographically, and socially. Members of the A-Team have a unique range of personality and skills coupled with a strong and genuine passion for Utah State and the Aggie family.

The A-Team is a calendar year position. A-Team members are expected to be at all training and required dates listed, as well as other opportunities that arise throughout the year. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic not all of our dates are currently established, and some are subject to change. All A-Team members will be given notice of any changes and should plan to be at the current dates listed until otherwise notified. A-Team members will be used to assist incoming students in the transition to USU but we are not able to guarantee a set number of hours for the 2021 year due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Interested in apply to join the 2021 A-Team? Apply through Aggie Handshake below starting Oct. 19. Make sure you read through the job description provided and all of the accompanying information before you apply. Optional info sessions held virtually on October 28, 29 5:30pm.

https://www.usu.edu/orientation/hiring

 

Guest Episode: Every Aggie Doing Their Part this Fall 2020 with the A-TEAM

Guest Episode: Every Aggie Doing Their Part this Fall 2020 with the A-TEAM

October 6, 2020

In today's guest episode, Student Orientation Coordinator, Kylee Hopkin, chats over Zoom with three members of our A-Team about Every Aggie Doing Their Part This Fall 2020

Meet the A-Team

ready.usu.edu

USU Student Resources 

Episode 16: All Aggies Doing Their Part This Fall by Following the Utah Health Guidelines

Episode 16: All Aggies Doing Their Part This Fall by Following the Utah Health Guidelines

September 16, 2020

In today's episode, we chat over Zoom with Nikki Campbell, Director at Utah Department of Health, and Senior Director at Leavitt Partners- a nationwide leader in healthcare consulting and management services, John Poelman, about All Aggies Doing Their Part This Fall by Following the Utah Health Guidelines.

 

Nikki Campbell and John Poelman have been on the Utah Phased Guidelines workgroup since its inception. These Utah Phased Guidelines have been crucial in ensuring the health of our Aggie Family and Cache Valley, Utah community. 

coronavirus.utah.gov

ready.usu.edu

usu.edu/covid-19

Episode 15: Everyone Must Do Their Part This Fall 2020

Episode 15: Everyone Must Do Their Part This Fall 2020

August 31, 2020

In today's episode, we chat over Zoom with Dr. James Morales, USU Vice President of Student Affairs, about everyone doing their part this Fall 2020.

ready.usu.edu

USU Student Resources 

Episode 14: All Things USU Housing & Residence Life for Fall 2020

Episode 14: All Things USU Housing & Residence Life for Fall 2020

July 31, 2020

In today's episode, we chat over Zoom with Whit Milligan, USU Director of Residence Life, about housing and residence life for Fall 2020.

 

 

usu.edu/housing/

 

usu.edu/ready/

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