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EP 20 - Being Resilient: Combating Social Issues as a Student

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 Rutgers School of Public Health (Health Systems and Policy) shares her story of moving from Jamaica to the USA with her family and facing the social issues she faced in the USA. Her story is one of resilience, perseverance, and success. Have a great time listening. (Part 1 of 2)

EP 19 - How To Get into Grad School with a low GPA

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 academic profiles with their Grad School applications. Getting in might be easier than you think. Be CREATIVE! Let's go!

EP 18 - Racism & Discrimination in College

Issues of racism and discrimination have crippled the progress of many black student and student of colour. Recent events in the US have highlighted that racism is a growing problem on many college campuses. On this episode, I talk about my own experiences with racism and discuss with my cohost Shelby Mcphee the ways in which colleges can work towards alleviating the problems these students face. 

EP 17 - What's Your Passion?

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 entrepreneur shows how her business will help her to pay off school and gain even more success in the global market. Let's go!


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 is REALLY important? Listen as Saint Sanj helps you prepare for the new semester. Subscribe to WISE GRAD at wisegrad.org


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 issues and how to cope if ever take this big leap. This is the second part of a 2 part interview and Olivia surely gets personal with us. Listen in and allow her bubbly personality to motivate you and make you THRIVE.

EP 14 - How Teaching AbroadCanHelp You Pay Off YourStudent Loans


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 qualified students have taught English as a foreign language in Japan, Korea and China just to name a few. On this episode, I interview Olivia, a talented Jamaican living in Japan who managed to not only get student loans off her back but also enhanced her career while living in Japan. Have a listen!

EP 13 - Here's What You Need After Graduation


Cheers to the Class of 2020. The class that overcame the impossible! Your sleepless nights, stressful days and assignments filled weekends are over. This episode of Wise Grad not only celebrates you but will help you to move on to the next big thing. Forget about the worries and strife and have a listen to an episode that will help you THRIVE!

Thanks to all who made this episode possible: Andrew, Chad-Anthony, Shannon, David, Jameela ‘The HR Boss’ & Osharie ‘The Career and Business Guru’. Credits to Phortissimo for the Intro music.

EP 12  - Tips for Landing an International Opportunity

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 Monique & Oluchi share their story and some golden tips on landing that international opportunity. Saint Sanj even drops some tinder references and struggles to remain the host of the podcast in this Jamaican Nigerian takeover. Enjoy! Tube channel


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 many benefits of heading abroad for your college experience, I think it is well worth it. In this episode, I give my humble advice and share a bit about my study abroad experience. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

EP 10 - How to be Productive While Working From Home

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. However, with these changes, we might be overworked, stressed and just simply unproductive. Hear from Osharie, the career and business guru, as she lays down the tips that helped her for over four years. Let's go!

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

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 Jamaica to Wales on a Chevening scholarship! I hope it will inspire you! Make sure to check out the first part of the interview (Episode 7)

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

Many students (or anyone for that matter) would love to be successful entrepreneurs. However, some are hindered by BIG obstacles. In this episode, David Israel, a serial entrepreneur, shares his story of success and how a negative experience of incarceration barely scoffed his drive. Listen in, these tips are golden!

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