The BYUI Mighty Oaks Series

The BYUI Mighty Oaks Series

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Curious about what life is like once you graduate? Our Alumni can tell you! Tune in to be motivated by their stories, receive advice on how to start your career, and get excited about your future. As Jacob Spori said, “The seeds we’re planting today will grow and become Mighty Oaks and their branches will run all over the earth.” Your host is Loretta Kumire from Zimbabwe.


Find Something You Love And Act On It with Steve Davis
Dec 9, 2019 • 34 min
Steve Davis has worked in academia for most of his life and loves helping students. He graduated from Rick’s College and loves the outdoor life that Rexburg has to offer.
Accounting at EY with Tax Associate Ayanda Godi
Dec 5, 2019 • 43 min
Ayanda Godi works at Ernst & Young, a Global Big 4 accounting firm as a Tax Associate in the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally from Zimbabwe, her journey has taken her all over and she has found success in being dedicated to her dreams.
Never Forget Who You Are with Biologist Latifa Ibrahim
Dec 2, 2019 • 23 min
Latifa Ibrahim takes us through her college experience and gives some great advice about staying true to who you are, branching out, and change. Her life has shaped her to become the person she is and she encourages students at BYU-Idaho to never forget…
Why Not Me? with Alastair McKee
Nov 25, 2019 • 17 min
Alastair grew up in the United Kingdom. He has worked at Qualtrics, Google, and currently works at Bain & Company in the United Kingdom. He shares with us some of his greatest pieces of advice on how to get where you want to go and achieve your goals.
Transparency and Honesty with Marketing Manager Ernest Lopez
Nov 21, 2019 • 43 min
Ernest Lopez is a former Power 2 Become Speaker. Working hard to achieve his goals, he was accepted into the Harvard Business School. He currently works at Adobe in San Jose, CA where he is a marketing manager.
Nursing in the World with VP of Operations Beth Vanderwalker
Nov 18, 2019 • 17 min
Georgia native Beth Vanderwalker made her way into her career through dedication and persistence. Starting as a nurse, she began to learn more more of the business side of her work and is now the VP of Operations at WorldWide HealthStaff Solutions. She…
Are You Taking Advantage Of Your Experience? with HR Generalist Diosa Colindres
Nov 14, 2019 • 23 min
Diosa Colindres is one of our Alumni who completed her degree in 3 years! She talks about her time here at BYUI and focuses on how to enjoy school. There are many things she suggests are great ways to make the most of your education, including having fun!
Are You Enjoying The Journey? with Project Manager Dalton Winspear
Nov 11, 2019 • 24 min
Dalton takes us through his life starting at BYU-Idaho, his internship in England, and what it’s like to work in project management. He shares some great insights about how to view your time here in school.
Who Is Your Mentor? with Student Life VP Amy LaBaugh
Nov 7, 2019 • 17 min
Don’t settle. Amy LaBaugh motivates us to go for those chances and opportunities that seem way out of the picture. She shares how creating connections and having mentors is the way to succeed.
Treating Your Education Like A Full-Time Job, with Motivational Speaker Luis Weger
Nov 4, 2019 • 48 min
Holding 2 Bachelors degrees, a Masters and many professional certificates, Luis talks about his experience in school and how you should treat this important time of life. His work has taken him to Boeing, The Walt Disney Company, and his service as an…
Are You Afraid To Change Directions? with Sales Director Stephanie Palmer
Oct 31, 2019 • 18 min
Stephanie Palmer has worked at KSL for over 30 years, but didn’t know that was where her career would start. Learn how she began her career as a college graduate and how her life took turns she didn’t plan.
What Does It Take to Be In Sales? with Sales Coach Donald C. Kelly
Oct 25, 2019 • 31 min
Florida native Donald C. Kelly joins us for our first episode in The Mighty Oaks Series. A podcast host himself, Donald shares about his journey coming to BYU-Idaho, what brought him success, and why becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ is so important.