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SVSU Admissions Card Talk
19 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Card Talk Cardinal Commitment Episode
In this episode, Nic and Amanda are joined by Anderson Bearden from the Admissions office with a big announcement about our new Cardinal Commitment. Hear who qualifies for their tuition and fees to be covered, and what happens if you do not qualify. Hint: Its still really good news!
21 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Card Talk SOAR Update Episode
In this episode Nic and Amanda are joined by Rachel Florence-Spaetzel, SVSU's Director of Orientation, to discuss the upcoming SOAR season. Rachel has great insight on what our newest Cardinals can expect during SOAR, and stick around to hear some stories, and great advice, about this first experience at SVSU.
19 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
Card Talk Global Foundation Scholars Episode
In this episode, Nic and Amanda are joined by Cody Alberts to discuss the Global Foundation Scholars Program. Cody goes in depth on all the benefits of the program and how to apply. Stay to the end to hear about the "Mighty Morphin" elephant in the room!
15 minutes | Jan 14, 2021
Card Talk Welcome Back Episode
In this episode, Nic and Amanda welcome you back after the holiday break. Get information on what is happening with the admissions process, and how the pandemic has impacted students getting ready for college. We are ready to help!
18 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
Card Talk December 1st Episode
Have you wondered why Admissions Reps are always reminding you that December 1st is a big deal? In this episode, Nic and Amanda discuss what happens for students after December 1st. SOAR, Housing and Private Scholarships all become available, so take a listen on advice about all of these!
15 minutes | Nov 2, 2020
Card Talk: How To Series Episode 6 "Commitment"
In this last installment of the "How To Series", Nic and Amanda talk about what to do when you have decided to become a Cardinal. Listen as they discuss how and when you should let SVSU know. Stay until the end to hear Amanda sum up the whole series perfectly from the student perspective.
21 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
Card Talk: How To Series Episode 5 "Award Letter"
So you have finished FAFSA and been admitted... What happens next? Nic and Amanda talk about what to expect on an award letter, and give good advice on what to do this year when your financial situation may be completely different from previous years. Stay til the end to hear Amanda ask a totally "Irreverent Question of the Day" that forces Nic into the dreaded "Surrender Cobra" pose.
17 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
Card Talk: How to Series Episode 4 "FAFSA, FAFSA, FAFSA."
FAFSA, FAFSA, FAFSA... are you tired of hearing that term yet? Well Nic and Amanda try to take the sting out of the term and give you candid advice about why this step is so important. Stay to the end when Amanda throws caution into the wind with her "Irreverent Question of the Day."
17 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
Card Talk: How to Series Episode 3 "Visit Now"
Everything seems shut down these days, so how are you going to visit a college? Nic and Amanda talk about some of the options and when would be the best time to do so! Stick to the end as we turn Amanda's "Irreverent Question of the Day" into some serious advice you didn't know you needed.
15 minutes | Oct 1, 2020
Card Talk: How To Series Episode 1 "Where to Start"
We know this year is very different from every other year in which students searched for a college to attend. LET US HELP! We start this new podcast series with the beginning. How to even begin. Listen to Nic and Amanda talk about researching schools and what comes next.
17 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
Card Talk Graduate Programs Edition
"In this episode Nic and Amanda talk with Hannah Long from our Graduate Programs Office to talk about the difference between undergraduate and graduate studies. We also get good advice on how to prepare for your career. Stay until the end to hear Amanda ask her best question ever in our "Irreverent Question of the Day."
18 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
Card Talk Test Optional Episode
In this episode Nic explains to Amanda all of the changes that come with SVSU moving to a "test-optional" standard. They discuss scholarships, admission, and give advice on taking an ACT or SAT.
25 minutes | Aug 21, 2020
Card Talk New Scholarships Episode
Nic and Amanda talk about the brand new scholarships SVSU has announced for the incoming class of the fall of 2021. For a complete look at them, visit us at svsu.edu/go/scholarships! Stick around for the end when Amanda turns the table on Nic!
22 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
Card Talk Fall of 21 Kickoff
In this episode, Nic and Amanda talk directly to the high school class of 2021 about where to start the college search process, and what is important to do right now. (hint: be first in line!) Stay on to hear about how SVSU has moved to test optional admission and scholarships!
18 minutes | Jul 22, 2020
Card Talk How Alumni Help Students Episode
In this episode, Nic and Amanda talk with Jim Dwyer from Alumni Relations to discover how alumni help students at SVSU. Be sure to stay to the end when we all get a little choked up by the "Irreverent Question of the Day".
24 minutes | Jul 2, 2020
Card Talk Best Advice Episode
In this episode, Nic and Amanda take the time to talk directly to prospective students about the best advice about college. This is a must listen for any family or student who is thinking about going to college. Stay until the end to learn what we are looking forward to the most for the fall!
37 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
Card Talk Choosing a Major Episode
In this episode. Nic and Amanda discuss how many students decide on their major, and who may help. Hear Amanda talk about how she came to her major choice, and listen as Nic answers her questions about majors. Stay until the end to find out Amanda's Dream job!
15 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
Card Talk SOAR Update Episode
In this episode, Rachel Florence-Spaetzel returns to discuss the next stage of SOAR and what it will look like for our new Cardinals. Stick around to the end to hear what "sage advice" Nic gave Rachel when she was first hired post graduation.
19 minutes | Jun 16, 2020
Card Talk Career Services Episode
In this episode, Nic and Amanda Talk with Bill Stec from Career Services to find out how students find jobs both on and off campus. Stick around to the end to hear which one of us had the worst starting job (not at SVSU of course!)
32 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
Card Talk University Education Episode
In this episode we get to talk to Dr. Travis Pashak from the Psychology Department about a "University Education" and what it means! He takes the time to describe why he came to SVSU and how what he teaches in class relates to today's issues. Listen until the end to hear our take, and how Amanda and Nic prepare...
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