Be Connected is a podcast created by students in the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University. It features stories about alumni, current students, and other happenings in the college (such as building renovations and what faculty are doing outside the classroom). Student creators contribute all of the story ideas, writing and editing.
How to Listen to the Podcast
You can listen to the podcast episodes at the links below or through your Apple or Android device.
For Apple Users
Go to the Apple Podcast App and search Be Connected.
For Apple and Android Users
Use Spotify, SoundCloud or Google Podcasts and search Be Connected Marquette.
Be Connected Episodes
What does the future hold? For graduates, this concern may feel like another weight on their shoulders, sitting on top of anxiety about the changes COVID has caused.
Students in Quarantine
Students experience more anxiety and depression than the general population. Adding COVID makes it more challenging.
Having a job in sports or a DJ position are two difficult careers to break into. Alumna Ivy Awino is doing both in her role as Team DJ.
Former transfer students offer advice to help ease the transition. Zuzu Siam shares her story, and the journey of two others.
Alumnus Chris Marrs is a working actor, writer and producer. He shares his journey and gives advice to students interested in similar careers.
Three alumni shared their wisdom with students interested in sports media careers in a Diederich Drop-In during the spring 2020 semester.
A Pulitzer prize winning alumna shared her wisdom with journalism students along with insight on the pandemic.
Coping with COVID-19
Faculty member BarbVolbrecht shares student insight on the switch to online classes in the middle of the spring 2020 semester.
Alumnus Joe Martinez wanted a career in the music industry, but life took him in another direction where he found a career that he loves.
Bus vs. Building
This episode focuses on a door with a Gothic style arch that's been the focus of much reminiscing in Johnston Hall as the year comes to a close.
College students put in a lot of time and effort when it comes to selecting a university, but there's also planning along the way to help with life after graduation.
James Ford Murphy
James Ford Murphy has worked as an animator at Pixar Animation Studios-- and that's just part of his story.
Imagine having over 30 years experience in sports journalism and working with noted sports journalists. Gerry Ahern experienced it all at Yahoo.
Drew discusses how he brings passion for filmmaking and experimentation to the classroom.
Alumnus Ron Smith is back at MU as director of NNS, a publication with a rich history.
Alumnus Luis Hernandez shares a story of gratitude for the Educational Opportunity Program.
Alumnus Matt Mallinger ended up taking a position in an unexpected medium: podcasting.
Alumna Dana Leonard shares the risks she took to jumpstart her career at a creative agency.
Alumnus Nick Parrot discusses collaborating with Theatre Arts faculty on creative work.
The MIC Speakers Lab is led by Ms. Tracey Sturgal to help students gain skills in public speaking.