Podcasts

Looking to learn more about the COVID vaccines? How about how elections affect the economy? Or maybe a Saint Michael’s alumni sharing their career experiences?

Check out all the podcast offerings from Saint Michael’s faculty, students and alumni to hear expert opinions on a variety of subjects.


Life at 39 degrees

Frozen lakes may appear incompatible with life. But "life" begs to differ. Any ice fisher will be happy to list the fish they have caught and the fish are exquisitely adapted to life beneath an icy ceiling. Learn how a quirk of water's physical chemistry makes life possible at 39 degrees. In summer, lakes are stratified into warm layers on top with colder layers below. Frozen winter lakes and ponds are coldest on top and warmer below; this is called inverse stratification.


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Summer Skaters

Water striders or pond skaters use pond surfaces as spider webs. They prey upon aquatic organisms surfacing to breath, or on terrestrial organisms that end up stuck in the water surface. This episode explains the photograph I use as the Nature Snippets' logo. Water striders are insects in the order Hemiptera, family Gerridae. The community of organisms living on, and supported by, the surface tension of water bodies, including those organisms hanging beneath the surface tension is called the neuston.


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How Insects Spend the WInter

Migration, hibernation, or actively going about their lives, insects are well adapted to dealing with winter weather. This episode gets into some of my favorite examples of the exquisite adaptations that insects use to get through the coldest months.


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Career Opportunities: Vermont Air National Guard

The Vermont Air National Guard (VTANG) is located right in our backyard at the Burlington International Airport. In this episode, I talk with three members of VTANG to discuss career opportunities, educational benefits, the F35, and advice for graduating students. The opportunities and benefits available are significant. Check out this podcast and reach out to Technical Sergeant Freeman Degboe if you want to learn more.
Email | 802-391-7021)


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Career Conversation: Lance Reynolds ’19

Lance is a reporter with the Republican American in Watertown, CT. He was an MJD major at St. Mike's and graduated in May of 2019. Lance provides great insight on what it is like to work in journalism as well as life after St. Mike's. Give it a listen!
Contact Lance: Email | Twitter


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Job Searching and Networking Tips

This episode is a recording of a video I made for the resources section of our website. It covers tips and tactics for job searching and networking. You can check out the video here Enjoy!


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The Peer Career Advisor Program

In this episode you will meet Colleen Biglin '22 who is a Peer Career Advisor in the Career Education Center. We talk about the PCA program, services she offers students and alumni, her favorite resume tip, and cover more about the Career Education Center in general. Enjoy!


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Introduction to SMC Career Paths

Welcome to the Saint Michael's College Career Paths podcast brought to you by the Saint Michael's College Career Education Center. This episode is an introduction to our new podcast series. Please hit subscribe and look for new episodes coming soon!


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Your Questions, Our Answers!

You asked, we answered! Join us this week as we answer questions from our listeners. We will cover everything from how to manage being a student-athlete to what the best dog breed is!


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Senior Spotlight: Dan!

Join us this week when we meet with Dan Mallory, a senior Data Science and Biochemistry double major! Dan has been at Saint Mike's for six years, and shares his wisdom of not being afraid to adjust your educational timeline to be best for you - because after all, it can be whatever you want it to be. We can all learn something from Dan and we are so grateful he was willing to share his vast personal, research, and educational experiences with us!


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Senior Spotlight: Adele!

This week we will be chatting with chemistry senior Adele Pierce. Adele is conducting amazing environmental chemistry research alongside Professor Lamos!


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Senior Spotlight: Conner and Annie!

This week we will be talking with seniors Annie Ledue and Conner Lorenz! In their interviews, we discuss everything from their favorite classes and Alliot workers to advice for life post graduation. Both Annie and Conner have had rich experiences here at St. Mike's, and we are so excited to share their story with you!


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