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Overcoming academic challenges and major changes
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Segment 1: Shout Out to a Influential Professor
James gives a shout-out to a professor who played a crucial role in shaping his academic journey.
Segment 2: Interview with James Blazina - Breaking the Ice and Bulldozing Awkwardness
Dr. A talks to James about his unique ability to break the ice and overcome awkwardness, sharing his experiences from working at UPS.
Segment 3: Creating a Community Vibe in Academia
James shares insights into creating a sense of belonging for students and fostering a community vibe, especially in his role as a TA for the Principles of Macro class.
Segment 4: Switching Majors - Personal Stories and Challenges
James discusses his journey of switching majors, initially pursuing environmental science and later transitioning to marketing. He shares the challenges and decision-making process behind this switch.
Segment 5: Joining the Haile Fellow Program
James talks about his experience in the Haile Fellow program, his first project, and how it helped him develop valuable skills like public speaking, teamwork, and problem-solving.
Segment 6: Overcoming GPA Challenges in Job Search
Dr. A and James discuss the impact of GPA on job opportunities and the challenges faced by individuals with non-traditional academic paths. They emphasize the importance of looking beyond GPA to recognize diverse experiences and skills.
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