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UMBC Mic'd Up Podcast welcomes faculty, students, alumni, and industry thought leaders to share their insights and UMBC experiences.
From Internship to a New Data Science Job | UMBC Stories of SuccessAn Entrepreneurial Adventure into Yoga and WellnessPrepared for Opportunities in CybersecurityThe Importance of Amplifying Community VoicesPrimed to Pivot Professionally | UMBC Stories of Success
When it comes to career success, an agile mindset can take a professional to new levels. Michael Schlitzer '21, M.P.S. Data Science, understands this and is primed to pivot in his career journey into Data Science as a result. "Studying in the Data Science graduate program at UMBC at Shady Grove has changed the way I approach problems. The program has given me a whole new set of tools that have enabled me to transition in my way of looking at challenges." Tune in to hear about Michael's journey and learn new ways of approaching challenges in career and life. About UMBC's Data Science Graduate ProgramsThe Data Science graduate program at UMBC prepares students to respond to the growing demand for professionals with data science knowledge, skills, and abilities. Our program brings together faculty from a wide range of fields who have a deep understanding of the real-world applications of data analytics. UMBC’s Data Science programs prepare students to excel in data science roles through hands-on experience, rigorous academics, and access to a robust network of knowledgeable industry professionals. These programs were designed with working professionals in mind and offer courses in the evening and online to accommodate students with full-time jobs. With two campuses in Baltimore and Rockville, students can choose the location that best suits their needs. UMBC offers a 10-course Data Science Master’s program (M.P.S. in Data Science) as well as a 4-course post-baccalaureate certificate in Data Science.
Aug 16 2021
27 mins
Frustration is a Good Thing in Learning
At first sight of the the word frustration, most of us might not relate it to something positive. But Chuck Rainville '21, PBC, UMBC Data Science Graduate Program, feels it was instrumental in his learning. "The program teaches you that to be frustrated is a good thing. Oftentimes, you are right at the threshold of making a discovery. So, if you're feeling that, and I felt it a million times with every homework assignment, that's a good thing. Frustration is an exercise in growth."Tune in to learn about the many insights Chuck learned as a student in the PBC Data Science program at UMBC. About UMBC's Data Science Graduate ProgramsThe Data Science graduate program at UMBC prepares students to respond to the growing demand for professionals with data science knowledge, skills, and abilities. Our program brings together faculty from a wide range of fields who have a deep understanding of the real-world applications of data analytics. UMBC’s Data Science programs prepare students to excel in data science roles through hands-on experience, rigorous academics, and access to a robust network of knowledgeable industry professionals. These programs were designed with working professionals in mind and offer courses in the evening and online to accommodate students with full-time jobs. With two campuses in Baltimore and Rockville, students can choose the location that best suits their needs. UMBC offers a 10-course Data Science Master’s program (M.P.S. in Data Science) as well as a 4-course post-baccalaureate certificate in Data Science.
Jul 15 2021
35 mins
The Grace to Learn - A Community Leadership PerspectiveBreaking Boundaries and Innovating in BiotechnologyA Program Designed for Instructional Designers | UMBC Mic'd UpWeaving an Entrepreneurial Spirit into Science | An Alumna's Perspective
In this episode of UMBC's Mic'd Up Podcast, we welcome alumna, Natasha Wedderburn '17 & '20, MPS Biotechnology & MPS Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Leadership, to chat about weaving an entrepreneurial spirit into science when it comes to the pursuit of a new venture in community gardening and composting.Learn more about Natasha's experiences here: https://www.coppin.edu/news/article/339/natasha_wedderburn_14_has_a_real_story_to_tellAbout UMBC's Biotech Graduate Program:UMBC’s Biotechnology master’s degree is designed to provide students with the skills sought by the biotechnology industry. The curriculum offers advanced instruction in the life sciences, along with coursework in regulatory affairs, leadership, management, commercialization and legal issues inherent to a life science-oriented business.https://professionalprograms.umbc.edu/biotechnology/About UMBC's Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Leadership Graduate Program:UMBC’s graduate program in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Leadership empowers professionals to drive organizational change. Whether you are working within an existing business or want to start your own, our program will teach you the real-world skills needed to thrive. Led by seasoned entrepreneurs, our program will teach you how to bring an entrepreneurial mindset, innovative practices, and thoughtful leadership to your organization.With three pathways in Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship, and Socialpreneurship, you can tailor your education to your interests and career goals.https://eil.umbc.edu
May 17 2021
23 mins
Building a Community of Learners in ISD | UMBC Professional ProgramsThe Art of Building a Legacy | UMBC Stories of SuccessWhen an educational credential meets a real-world need.Overcoming Inequality in Baltimore City
We sat down and chatted with Sally J. Scott, Program Director of UMBC’s Graduate Program in Community Leadership. We spoke about her recent contribution in a report she co-authored with Seema Iyer of the Jacob France Institute at the University of Baltimore titled Overcoming Barriers to Home Ownership in Baltimore City. Summary of the ReportThe report initially came out of a question that we were asked by the Abell Foundation, which was, “Could we help more people become homeowners in Baltimore if they had access to more flexible loans and better incentives, such as closing cost assistance?” And that seems like a straightforward question. But as we dug into it and we looked at the local data and the national data, we realized that those proposed solutions would not be enough. There are much deeper issues at work limiting people’s homeownership opportunities in Baltimore. And that’s particularly true in the black community. We learned that decades of systemic racism, as well as the Great Recession in 2008 and 2009, have created barriers to homeownership in the black community in Baltimore. To address those would require much more systemic and far-reaching solutions than simply better loans and better incentives.We hope you enjoy this episode! To learn more about UMBC's Graduate Program in Community Leadership, visit: https://professionalprograms.umbc.edu/community-leadership/SUBSCRIBE! Please subscribe to our channel to receive the latest podcasts as they publish.Connect with us:Twitter: https://twitter.com/UMBC_DPSFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/UMBCProfessionalGradProgramsYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/c/UMBCDivisionofProfessionalStudies
Mar 9 2021
32 mins
A Career with Impact - IO PsychologyEngineering is a Team SportHealth IT: Contributing in a Meaningful WayThe Art of Failing Up in Engineering and in Life

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