BOLD - Living a Life of Service w/ Alex Yemeck
This is the tenth installment of BOLD - A University of St. Thomas Podcast, a series that creates a dialogue and aims to inspire, encourage and aid students—current and prospective— to “Be Your Bold Self.” New episodes are published bi-weekly. If you have an idea for a potential podcast guest or topic, send them to Darnell Miller at email@example.com.
This episode of BOLD is a little different, instead of Alex Yemeck interviewing members of the UST community, Darnell Miller, Producer, turns the tables on Alex and sits down with the host to learn about him. Yemeck shares insights about moving from Cameroon to America, setting up a non-profit and some of the challenges of returning to school. He also shares the origin story of BOLD.
00:48 - An Introduction to Alex Yemeck
04:35 - Moving to Houston and Building a Life
07:10- Coming to UST
09:39 - Balancing School with Work and Family
13:42 - Experiencing University as an older student
16:00 - Getting involved on campus
17:45 - Starting the Podcast
23:30 - The Grace in Doing Things you Love
30:55 - 3 Tips to get the most out of college
Yemeck Offered three points of advice to help students create a mindset to make the most of college:
- Be aware of everything that is going on around you.
Be aware of what is going on in the country, be aware of what your parents believe in and be aware of their struggles and challenges. When you are aware of these things it will prepare your mind for college and you will know why you are going.
- Try to understand what it is you want to do.
Most students don’t know what they want to be when they grow up so use the information around you to help direct your education. Ask yourself what it is you like to do and what you are good at. Make sure you are not pursuing a career solely for the money.
- When in college make sure you learn about all of the resources available to you.
There are a lot of things that can help you in figuring out what you want to be and how to succeed in college.