Major Insight: Find Your Place and Purpose On Campus
Communications > Podcasts (Frequent)
Best of CASE District V Award
Institution: Miami University
Title of entry: Major Insight: Find Your Place and Purpose On Campus
About this entry: Join almost any campus tour and you’ll overhear it almost immediately -- students and parents expressing wonder and enthusiasm mixed right alongside their anxiety and uncertainty. Because for most people, college can be both exciting and daunting, especially for new or incoming students who are undecided or unsure about their future.
So for those who feel lost, need advice, or are questioning where to even begin, Major Insight is a podcast about successfully exploring and navigating all aspects of college life.
Each episode features a dedicated student host who leads open and honest conversations with accomplished college students who share real stories about choosing majors, getting involved, making friends, finding mentorship, overcoming fears, and more.
It’s about demystifying an experience that can feel overwhelming. But it also helps listeners make more informed personal decisions by showcasing the diverse range of options and opportunities that college can offer, while simultaneously bringing majors to life in dynamic ways that no informational viewbook, pamphlet, or website ever could.
Episodes are professionally recorded and produced, and posted bi-monthly during the fall and spring semesters. Special bonus episodes also bridge the summer months between academic years.
The podcast has also led to numerous strategic cross-campus collaborations with Admissions, Enrollment, the Honors College, the Office of the Provost, Social Media teams, Public Relations, a Media and Communications class, and more. It also serves as a unique faculty and student recognition tool, and provides an interesting listening experience to anyone interested in contemporary college life.