If you live in the Phoenix area, there’s no way you can miss that ubiquitous ranking. On buses and billboards, it shouts: ASU is the #1 school in the U.S. for innovation. But what does that even mean and why should it matter to an ASU student? In this episode, Molly and Ben talk to Jonah Hrkal — the ASU student host of the podcast Innovation Happens — about innovation at ASU and how it adds up to amazing opportunities for students.
Did you know you can customize your own degree at ASU? It’s true. An interdisciplinary studies degree enables you to choose two areas of focus. Listen to Molly and Ben talk to Miguel, an interdisciplinary studies major who is studying studio art and film studies in his quest to become an animator.
Ever wonder how your smartphone knows to swipe when it feels your finger drag across it? In this inaugural episode of the Exploring Majors series, Molly and Ben talk with Daniel, a materials science and engineering major who shares what his program is all about.
You may have an idea in your mind of what sorority or fraternity life is like. And it’s probably wrong. (There are no togas.) In this episode, Molly and Ben talk with Hanna and Alex, two ASU students who are active in Greek life. Listen to them explain what it’s like to be in a sorority or fraternity, how to go about joining, and how ASU Greek life is amazingly diverse.
Homecoming is a week full of fun events on all the ASU campuses. Hear about some of the biggies like the Lantern Walk, parade, block party and football game. And find out how Molly and Ben plan to become homecoming king and queen next year (if Ben can ever get his princess wave perfected).
Is your mom or dad an active member of the armed services? If so, they can pass their military education benefits on to you, so you can go to ASU. But there’s a lot to know about the process (and lots of paperwork involved). In this episode, Molly and Ben talk to Kayani Bituin, an ASU student who works in the Pat Tillman Veterans Center, and who is going to ASU using her dad’s military benefits.
It’s true that a healthy body can mean a healthy mind. If you’re not feeling well, it’s harder to do well in class. So maybe part of your study routine should include a workout routine. And staying in shape at ASU is no sweat. (Well, it’s a little sweat.) In this episode, Molly and Ben introduce you to the Sun Devil Fitness Complex, a state-of-the-art campus gym where the new you begins.
Where do you plan to hang out most at ASU? Your dorm room? Starbucks? Your professor’s office? You read that right, your professor’s office. All professors hold weekly office hours, and whether you’re struggling in a class or acing it you should go. In this episode, Molly and Ben explain why, and they tell you about a cool video you should FOH sure check out.
Getting sick is no fun. But at least ASU Health Services makes getting well a little easier. Plus, they offer all sorts of other health resources. Massages anyone? Listen to Molly and Ben talk about all the different ways ASU Health Services can keep you feeling your best.
You’ve probably been hearing a lot about the FAFSA. That’s because by filling it out, you’re unlocking free money to help pay for college, and that’s a big deal. But the FAFSA can be a bit intimidating with all those tax documents and financial questions. In this episode, Molly and Ben talk to Marissa, a student worker in ASU’s financial aid office who just might ease many of your concerns.