Voices of Santa Clara Podcast
Let's Get Social
In this episode, Sallyanne Tejan and Jaya Kapoor walk us through how they made the most out of their Santa Clara experience, socially. With stories reminiscing on their first time meeting over lunch after DMing on Facebook, their journey through Greek life, notorious darties within the SCU community, off-campus venues to visit, and hilarious memories from The Hut and Bronco Bars, you’ll get an inside look into how social SCU really is behind the scenes.
Kickback #3: Internship Insights
In this episode, Darius, Antonio, and Malachi sit down to discuss how they secured internships at Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, and Google, respectively, during the summer of 2022. With topics such as the process of discovering internship opportunities, the highlights and lowlights of their recruitment experiences, and the value of performing research/preparing for interviews with intention, there are plenty of key takeaways that you can utilize as you head into your internship/full-time recruitment this Fall. Enjoy!
T. Shá Duncan Smith: Empathy Through Meaningful Connections
T. Shá Duncan Smith has over 18 years of experience developing and implementing strategic plans and initiatives to promote diverse, equitable and inclusive cultures for students, faculty and staff. She has taught courses on leading during racial crises, accountability, and incentivization for advancing equity goals at the University of Southern California Race & Equity Center Equity Institutes, where she is also senior strategist for their Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance. She was previously director of diversity and inclusion at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, and before that was intercultural programs manager for the University of Michigan’s Center for Global and Intercultural Study and coordinator of diversity initiatives and academic support for the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health.After a long hiatus, the VOSC crew finally returns with an amazing guest, the new VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion here at SCU, T. Shá Duncan Smith. In this episode, we discuss how Shá’s childhood influenced her career path, key lessons she’s learned during her 12+ years at the University of Michigan, significant measures of success in the DEI space, the most fulfilling aspects of her career, the factors that led to her interest in SCU, and goals she would like to achieve at our university within the next 1-3 years.
Going Clubbing: KSCU Radio
Molly “Mo” Tucker is a junior at SCU : student by day, radio general manager by night. KSCU is the only organization that is active 24/7, airing all the time, which means she’s constantly on her toes and ready to serve. She loves being part of an organization that cherishes all walks of love, life, and tastes of music. Her life is centered around exploration and living to the fullest - KSCU helps her do just that by meeting new people, exploring new music, and loving every second of it, which are just a few of the many perks of being her! In this Going Clubbing episode, we invite the General Manager of KSCU, Molly “Mo” Tucker, to indulge in the value that KSCU brings to the SCU community, where her interest in radio management came from, the lessons/skills she’s learned by being in this leadership position, the application process to become a DJ, providing a platform for local artists, and cultivating a welcoming environment for KSCU members.
Kickback #2: The Social Pedestal
In the second installment of our Host Kickback series, we indulge in the overarching influence of social media. From social media’s effect on self-confidence, mental health, drug abuse, political advocacy, to even financial literacy, we highlight various ways in which social media has been a medium of information, for good or for worse.
CTO of Wayfair, Jim Miller: What's Your Legacy Going To Be?
Jim Miller currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer for Wayfair, an American e-commerce company that sells furniture and home-goods. He has spent his career scaling operations in executive roles at innovative tech companies such as Google, Amazon, Intel, and Cisco. Before joining Google, Jim Miller was the Executive Vice President of Sanmina, one of the world’s largest electronic manufacturing service providers, where he spearheaded their industrial, cleantech, multimedia, and automotive businesses. He now serves on the board of directors for multiple private companies and an advisory board member of the Retail Management Institute here at SCU. He received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Purdue University and his M.S. from MIT.We invite the CTO of Wayfair, Jim Miller, to discuss the lessons he's learned from his time working for hyper growth companies such as Amazon, Google, and Intel, where his passion for technology blossomed, his role as a board member for various companies, character traits that make a great leader, fostering diversity in the workplace, and cultivating a memorable legacy.
Going Clubbing: Latinx Student Union
Maria De La Lima is a Junior double majoring in Child Studies and Ethnic Studies. She is the Co-Chair for LSU.Nathalie Medina (she/her/hers) is a sophomore majoring in Biology and Public Health with a Spanish minor. She is from San José, but her heart is from Chilchota, Michoacán, México. She is very close and involved with her culture which is why she loves saying that she is Michoacana with pride. Other than LSU, she is also active in Hermanas Unidas (Public Relations), Ballet Folklorico, Sigma Omega Nu, and the first-gen program at SCU, LEAD. Tonight we’re Going Clubbing again and this time Antonio invites Maria De La Lima and Nathalie Medina to represent the Latinx Student Union! In this discussion they elaborate on the importance of inclusiveness of all Latin countries, promoting allyship within the MCC, having familias in LSU, the strong bond of concilio, maintaining engagement from LSU members in a virtual setting, fostering a safe space for people to express themselves, and highlighting the Latinx culture.
Going Clubbing: Associated Student Government
Ciara Moezidis is a senior from San Jose, CA, and is double majoring in political science and communication with an Arabic, Islamic, and Middle Eastern minor. She is quite active on her campus and is currently serving as the 2020-2021 Student Body President. During her time at SCU, she was a Community Facilitator, Co-Founder/Co-President of IGNITE SCU, and a member of the University Honors Program. She interned for Congressman Ro Khanna in Washington, D.C. through the Panetta Congressional Internship and volunteered in Cusco, Peru through the Jean Donovan Fellowship. In her free time, she enjoys coffee shop hopping, baking, salsa dancing, and learning new languages.In the next installment of our Going Clubbing series, Darius invites the student body President Ciara Moezidis to learn more about the Associated Student Government (ASG). In this discussion, they cover Ciara’s background, how she got involved with the organization, the impact of virtual learning on her senior year, the essence of ASG, her childhood, the experience as a student body President, the qualities that make a great leader, and much more!
Going Clubbing: Stand-Up Comedy Club
Darrell Goss, Class of 2021, is a Psychology major with a Sociology minor from Los Angeles, California. As the President of the Stand-Up Comedy Club, he enjoys helping aspiring comedians to learn more about their craft and how they can provide laughter and thought provoking content to the audience of Santa Clara University.Neil Nguyen, Class of 2021, is a Computer Science major from San Jose, California. As the Treasurer of the Stand-Up Comedy Club and an active performer on stage, Neil loves to “waste time and write jokes”. For Neil, hosting writing labs for the Stand Up Comedy Club is fulfilling because it enables him to guide members of the club that are willing to try out new things and to help them get out of their comfort zone.Welcome to our Going Clubbing series, where we invite members from the clubs and organizations that we love on campus and those that we believe should be highlighted for their contributions to our college experience. In this installment, Malachi brings on Darrell Goss and Neil Nguyen to represent our beloved Stand Up Comedy Club! We discuss how Darrell and Neil started doing stand up comedy, their favorite stand up comics and the specials that inspired them to pursue comedy, the necessity of writing labs for up and coming comedians, memorable moments in the club, the impact that the club has had on our campus culture, collaborating with other schools, and their mission as executive members of the club. P.S. Malachi tells a joke in this episode… was it funny?