Grad School Femtoring

Grad School Femtoring

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In this podcast, Dra. Yvette Martínez-Vu, a Chicana femtor and higher education professional, provides low-income, first-generation, and students of color with knowledge about academia to help them prepare for graduate school.


28: Time-Management, Focus, and Motivation in an Era of Online Work
May 29 • 44 min
In this episode, Dra. Yvette tackles the issue of time-management, lack of focus, and lack of motivation that many students are experiencing now that we’ve transitioned to online instruction for an undetermined period of time. She provides 14 tips to help…
27: Postdocs and Job Hunting during a Pandemic
May 25 • 21 min
In this episode, you’ll hear more about some of the current issues that grad students, recent grads, and postdocs are facing while job hunting during a pandemic. Dra. Yvette discusses academic layoffs, furloughs, job freezes, and salary freezes as well as…
26: Starting Grad School During a Pandemic
May 25 • 35 min
In this episode, Dra. Yvette shares advice to individuals who are preparing to start master’s and PhD programs this fall amidst a global pandemic. She shares advice on key considerations, such as whether you should defer your offer, what are the financial…
25: Personal Update
Mar 27 • 5 min
I’m this episode I share a personal update and how I plan to take a break from episode recordings to focus on my health and well-being. I’m grateful for the support if my listeners and look forward to returning with new content during the end of May. —-…
24: Surviving Finals Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic
Mar 13 • 20 min
This episode is for my quarter system listeners— those of you who may be freaking out because you still have finals to finish all the while trying to figure out what this pandemic will really mean for you, your friends, and family. In this episode, I…
23: Moving Away From Home for Grad School With Jessennya Hernandez
Mar 13 • 48 min
In this episode we feature a special guest, Jessennya Hernández, who shares her experience moving away from home and moving out of state for graduate school. She shares the pros and cons of moving away and provides invaluable advice to other individuals…
22: Postbacs, Master’s and PhD Programs
Mar 6 • 23 min
Are you wanting to learn more about graduate programs and how to find out which to apply for? In this episode, you’ll learn about post-baccalaureate, master’s, and PhD programs. I go over what they are, who should apply to each, and the benefits of these…
21: Negotiating a PhD Funding Offer
Feb 28 • 22 min
Have you been admitted to a PhD program? Perhaps more than one program? Are you wondering if and how to negotiate your funding offer(s)? If so, please listen. Long story short, no matter what offer you receive you can always ask for more. I understand…
20: Applying to Summer Research Programs
Feb 21 • 30 min
In this episode, Dra. Martinez-Vu talks about summer research programs. She answers the following questions: What are these programs? Who are they for? What are the components of a summer program application? And what are the benefits of applying? If you…
19: Navigating UC Berkeley as a Low-Income, First-Gen, Pregnant Student of Color with Cecilia Caballero
Feb 14 • 48 min
In this episode, Dra. Martinez-Vu has a special guest, Cecilia Caballero, who shares her journey navigating UC Berkeley as a low-income, first-gen, pregnant student of color. Cecilia Caballero is a Afro-Chicana single mother-scholar-poet. She is the…
18: ABCs of Grad School - Part 2
Feb 9 • 36 min
In this episode, Dra. Martinez-Vu continues sharing grad school terms. This is the first episode where I share a listener review and give a shout out. Listener reviewers featured on my podcast get a special prize. Tune in to learn more! —- This episode is…
17: ABCs of Grad School - Part 1
Feb 2 • 31 min
In this episode, Dra. Martinez-Vu shares and defines common terms related to grad school. She shares them in hopes that you can feel more comfortable, aware, and informed in academic settings. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
16: Thriving as a Low-Income, First-Gen, or Underrepresented Student in Grad School
Jan 26 • 23 min
In this episode, Dra. Martinez-Vu answers a series of discussion questions to teach you how to thrive graduate school. Key terms mentioned include imposter syndrome, microaggressions, and family achievement guilt. Tune in to learn more. —- This episode is…
15: Self-Care and Stress Management in Academia
Jan 19 • 25 min
Dra. Martinez-Vu shares her advice for implementing self-care and stress-management practices to take care of your mind, body, and soul while also managing your academic work. This episode is for you if you’re an undergrad, grad student, or early career…
14: The Grad School Open House or Campus Visit
Jan 12 • 10 min
In this episode, Dra. Martinez-Vu shares what to do if you’ve been invited to a grad school open house. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
13: Preparing for a Grad School Interview
Jan 5 • 22 min
In this episode, Dra. Martinez-Vu walks you through how to prepare for a grad school interview and shares the most common interview questions. Tune in to learn more. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
12: PhD Admissions Timeline
Dec 29, 2019 • 13 min
If you recently applied to PhD programs and wondering what comes next in the process then this episode is for you. Learn more about the PhD admissions timeline, when you’ll hear back from programs, and what to prepare for after that. —- This episode is…
11: Balancing Family and Academia
Dec 22, 2019 • 23 min
In this episode, Dra. Martinez-Vu shares advice on harmonizing between family and academic work expectations especially during the holiday season. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send…
10: Your GRE, Transcript, and Fee Waiver Questions Answered
Dec 15, 2019 • 15 min
In this episode, Dra. Martinez-Vu answers common questions about sending GRE scores, ordering transcripts, and applying for fee waivers for grad school applications. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
9: Demystifying Grad School Myths
Dec 8, 2019 • 17 min
In this episode, Dra. Yvette Martinez-Vu demystifies seven common grad school myths. Check it out to learn more! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
8: Imposter Syndrome and Managing Feelings of Doubt
Dec 1, 2019 • 18 min
In this episode Dra. Yvette Martinez-Vu shares how she manages feelings of doubt as well as the advice she gives to her students who struggle with imposter syndrome. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
7. Writing Personal and Diversity Statements
Nov 24, 2019 • 15 min
Dra. Martinez-Vu defines what is a personal statement and diversity statement, shares sample grad school essay prompts, and offers ideas for what to write about in these statements. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
6: Identifying a Good Grad Program
Nov 17, 2019 • 15 min
Are you interested in finding a good graduate program but don’t know where to start? Then listen to the three tips that Dra. Martinez-Vu offers to help you find a program that is a good fit for you. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
5: Writing the Statement of Purpose
Nov 10, 2019 • 17 min
Dra. Yvette Martinez-Vu talks about the essential components of a statement of purpose and shares tips for how to get started on a draft. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
4: Grad School Funding
Nov 3, 2019 • 19 min
Learn about what types of funding are available in grad school and what a good PhD funding package looks like. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
3: GRE Exam and Scores
Oct 27, 2019 • 9 min
Are you curious about the GRE exam? Do you wonder- how important is it? Should you study? Is it necessary to take this exam? If you want to learn more, then listen to this episode as Dra. Martinez-Vu explains what you need to know about the GRE before…
2: Asking for Letters of Recommendation
Oct 20, 2019 • 12 min
This episode will teach you how to identify letter recommenders for grad school apps and how to make the dreaded ask to get them to write you the letter —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —-…
1: The Grad School List
Oct 13, 2019 • 15 min
Dra. Martinez-Vu shares what to include in your graduate school list as you begin to prepare to apply for master’s and PhD programs —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…