Monthly Archives: July 2013

Episode 1 – Michael McCain

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Episode 1 – Michael McCain

“The 20-Something Life” is the radio show that gives stories and advice for twenty-first century twenty-somethings. This week, host Colenn Berracasa replays the inaugural episode of the show and finally posts it online! She talks with Michael McCain, former professional skier and current project manager at a construction company here in Santa Barbara. They discuss leaving college at age 20 to ski professionally, college athletics scholarships, how to decide when to stop playing competitive team sports, the importance of friends in new endeavors, living in Colorado, Utah, and California, getting to ski all over the world, skiing 190 days a year and cross-training on trampolines, surfboards, and golf courses during the other days, hanging out with Olympians and the other most elite skiers in the world, being a non-famous professional athlete, working in ski shops to pay the rent, living the dream, deciding to leave the mountains, come to Santa Barbara, and get a “real job,” and why following your bliss is the most important part of life.

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Episode 5 – Javiera Garcia Lizama

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Episode 5 – Javiera Garcia Lizama

“The 20-Something Life” is the radio show that gives stories and advice for twenty-first century twenty-somethings. This week, we bring you a show in Spanish! A continuacion en Espanol!

“The 20-Something Life,” que se traduce (mal) como “la vida de las personas de 20-29 anyos,” es el programa de radio que da historias y aconsejos para la generacion joven actual. Esta semana, hacemos el programa en Espanol! Hablamos con Javiera Garcia Lizama, una mujer recien (2011) titulada de la Universidad de Chile que trabaja en la CORFO, un agencia del gobierno chileno. Hablamos del sistema universitario en Chile vs el de los EEUU, la dificultad de saber lo que uno quiere estudiar, y menos, hacer como profesion a los 17-18 anyos, la edad a la cual las mujeres tienen hijos & los temas sociales asociados con esto, la combinacion precaria entre comenzar una familia y tener una carrera, vivir con los padres, el nivel tecnologico de Chile, la necesidad de hacer un magister o un doctorado para la gente de nuestra generacion, la beca del estado y Becas Chile como finanzamiento para los estudios de posgrado, titularse a los 24-26 anyos y despues tener que estudiar MAS AUN para los mejores trabajos, trabajar en el sector publico para mejorar el pais, la surge en los ultimos anyos en la participacion politica en Chile por parte de la gente de nuestra generacion, incluyendo como candidatos de Parlamento, y la positividad hacia el futuro y hacia la posibilidad de construir una sociedad con mas igualdad, sobre todo en cuanto a la educacion. Viajen a Chile!

PS: Intentare de anyadir acentos…no se si funcionan con el formato de este sitio web.

Episode 4 – Natalia Nunez

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Episode 4 – Natalia Nunez

“The 20-Something Life” is the radio show that gives stories and advice for twenty-first century twenty-somethings. This week, host Colenn Berracasa interviews Natalia Nunez, a UCSB alumna & master of information interviews who finally found her dream job after two years of working in retail and not giving up. We talk about studying abroad in England, life right after college, deciding to search for jobs in marketing instead of public health after investigating the job market, the ins and outs of informational interviews, useful skills from college (hint: majors aren’t important), working in retail to pay the bills but making the most of it, a story about gluten-free cosmetics, how to navigate office politics, making networking less elusive, why working full time changes social habits, post-college social life, and why moving back in with the parents is responsible.

Episode 3 – Madeleine Foster

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Episode 3 – Madeleine Foster

“The 20-Something Life” is the radio show that gives stories and advice for twenty-first century twenty-somethings. This week, host Colenn Berracasa talks with Madeleine Foster, a yoga teacher in Santa Barbara. We talk about coming to college at UCSB from the East Coast, the process of becoming a yoga teacher, the Lulu Lemon phenomenon, the trendiness of yoga, the unintended competitiveness in yoga classes and how to avoid it, the difficulties of doing a physical job, getting by (financially) as a yoga teacher, what it means to become a “real person” / “grown up,” choosing work you love over work that’s just for money, leading a fulfilled life, the difficulties of being young with many interests and not knowing what’s coming next, and how to get into yoga if you’re new to it.

Episode 2 – Arden Roseblatt

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Episode 2 – Arden Roseblatt

“The 20-Something Life” is the radio show that gives stories and advice for twenty-first century twenty-somethings. This week, host Colenn Berracasa interviews Arden Rosenblatt, a UCSB mechanical engineering alumnus and current Carnegie Mellon graduate student who just started a 3D printing business called Piecemaker. We talk about moving back home to New York after graduating from UCSB, working in green building, WOOFing in Alaska, starting graduate school because of truly wanting to develop necessary skills and information to progress personally and professionally, seeing the mechanical engineering major as a philosophy, the thought process behind becoming an entrepreneur, why starting a business in the age of the internet is different than it was in the pre-internet era, taking risks, making friends after graduating from college, why 2013 is a prime time to be young and ambitious, and enjoying life.