Learning From Experience

Tune in to the Learning From Experience podcast each month as alumni from The College share their personal stories of successes and failures and tips for navigating the real world after graduation.

New episodes launch the first Wednesday of each month.

Building supportive communities with Reyna Montoya

Reyna Montoya founded Aliento, a nonprofit organization serving undocumented, DACA and mixed-immigration status families, in 2016.

Montoya earned bachelor’s degrees in political science and transborder studies from The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a minor in dance in 2012. She then obtained a master’s degree in secondary education from another prestigious university.

Hear her discuss the importance of fostering supportive communities and how immigration impacts us all.

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When Brandon was about to graduate with a degree in film and media studies, he was working as a Starbucks barista. He wasn’t sure how he would be able to launch his career as a writer and still pay his bills.

After picking up various writing side jobs, he was finally able to land a position as a video game proofreader. That was the beginning of a successful career in video game writing.

Hear Brandon’s advice on setting expectations at graduation, leaning on others and finding your own career path.

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