Played 253 times

Class with CLAS - Episode 52

- Brandon Hakim -

"Class with CLAS" is the radio show that helps people do school better. On this week’s episode of "Class with CLAS," host Chantal Hakim talks to college graduate Brandon Hakim (her brother). He shares his methods and hacks to maximize his college career both academically and socially.  For more tips and tricks visit beatcollege.com

Listen to “Class with CLAS” on KCSB and on Gaucho Skills.

Played 515 times

Class with CLAS - Episode 51

- Nikkie Sedaghat -

"Class with CLAS" is the radio show that helps people do school better. On this week’s episode of "Class with CLAS," host Chantal Hakim talks to 4th year psychology major Nikkie Sedaghat. We talk about her amazing journey after recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning, her path to become an audiologist and her quest to do as many "cool things" on campus before she graduates. 

Listen to “Class with CLAS” on KCSB and on Gaucho Skills.

Played 349 times

Class with CLAS - Episode 50

- Aubrey Closson -

"Class with CLAS" is the radio show that helps people do school better. On this week’s episode of "Class with CLAS," host Chantal Hakim talks to 4th year art history major Aubrey Closson. We talk about her experiences with studying art history in Florence, transferring to UCSB as a junior, the differences she noticed between a small school and a big school, her experience with greek life and working on a 30 page senior thesis. 

Listen to “Class with CLAS” on KCSB and on Gaucho Skills.

Played 449 times

Class with CLAS - Episode 49

- Rachel Nelson -

"Class with CLAS" is the radio show that helps people do school better. On this week’s episode of "Class with CLAS," host Chantal Hakim talks to recently graduated UCSB student Rachel Nelson, who is the assistant coach for the girls water polo team and a General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry CLAS tutor. She tells us about being a full time student balancing a sport and a difficult major, her most intense water polo experiences, how to study when you’re exhausted from the rest of the day, the difference between coaching and teaching, advice for new bio majors and her endeavors toward medical school! 

Listen to “Class with CLAS” on KCSB and on Gaucho Skills.

Played 247 times

Class with CLAS - Episode 48

- Becky Gorostiza -

"Class with CLAS" is the radio show that helps people do school better. On this week’s episode of "Class with CLAS," host Chantal Hakim talks to UCSB student Becky Gorostiza, president of the Global Human Rights Brigades on campus and intern at the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation off campus. She tells us of her experiences of going to Panama to perform human rights and law work, the most difficult things about leading an organization, her favorite moments with the brigades, having an internship at a non profit and balancing lots of things at once.

To find out more about Global Human Rights Brigades visit http://www.empowered.org/UCSB-Human-Rights-Brigades-June-2014-Panama. To find out more about the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation visit nukesarenuts.org

Listen to “Class with CLAS” on KCSB and on Gaucho Skills.

Played 169 times

Class with CLAS - Episode 47

- Kambiz Ghiam -

"Class with CLAS" is the radio show that helps people do school better. This week host Chantal Hakim talks to Kambiz Ghiam, a 4th year biopsychology major and music minor at UCSB.  We talk to him about choosing between biology and biopsychology, his unique experiences with being on the middle eastern and gamelon ensembles, balancing fraternity life and a difficult course load, studying for the MCAT two times and things he is doing to build up his resume for medical school. 

Listen to “Class with CLAS” on KCSB and on Gaucho Skills.

Played 449 times

Class with CLAS - Episode 46

- Maddy Brockert -

“Class with CLAS” is the radio show that helps people do school better. This week, host Chantal Hakim talks with Maddy Brockert, a freshman at UCSB. We talk to her about her first year here and moving from Washington to sunny California. We specifically focus on Maddy’s work with domestic violence education. Hear her inspirational story as well as what it takes to start something you are passionate about.

Listen to “Class with CLAS” on KCSB and on Gaucho Skills.

Played 129 times

Class with CLAS - Episode 45

- Cassie Nichols -

“Class with CLAS” is the radio show that helps people do school better. This week, we talk with Cassie Nichols of College Specific, a private independent college admissions counseling service, on playing college water polo at Princeton, researching education at Yale, writing The College Essay Trap, studying education in graduate school at UCSB, guiding students and parents through the college admissions process, creating an emotional connection with each student based on her or his individual needs, giving students the options and tools they need to thrive at the college that’s right for them, and what admissions officers are actually thinking when they read college essays.

Listen to “Class with CLAS” on KCSB and on Gaucho Skills.

Played 189 times

Class with CLAS - Episode 44

- Jessie Payne -

“Class with CLAS” is the radio show that helps people do school better. This week, we talk with Jessie Payne about adjusting to freshman year of college after not having to try in high school classes, a system for tackling lecture and reading notes, accidentally graduating from college in three years, switching majors from English to global studies all while taking astrophysics classes, spending a year in law school then switching to nursing school, the differences between law and nursing school cultures, why people might not initially consider nursing but why it can be a good option for people with lots of interests, creating a collection of college study tips for her brother, how to make the best outline ever, and advice on what to do outside of class to stay sane.

Listen to “Class with CLAS” on KCSB and on Gaucho Skills.

Played 205 times

Class with CLAS - Episode 43 - Procrastination

- Paul Rivas & Colenn Berracasa -

“Class with CLAS” is the radio show that helps people do school better. This week, hosts Colenn Berracasa and Paul Rivas talk about how to deal with procrastination. Gnarly procrastinators, mild procrastinators, finals week procrastinators—they give advice for all kinds.

Listen to “Class with CLAS” on KCSB and on Gaucho Skills.

Played 69 times

Class with CLAS - Episode 42 - Preparing for Finals

- Paul Rivas & Colenn Berracasa -

“Class with CLAS” is the radio show that helps people do school better. This week, hosts Colenn Berracasa and Paul Rivas talk about how to prepare for finals, especially if you’re behind. We discuss the fact that doing nothing all quarter takes effort, how to prepare for finals when you haven’t been doing all the homework throughout the quarter, when to abandon a class, the idea that everyone has their own story about their situation, how to catch up, where to get specific tips about HOW to study, the positives and negatives of flash cards, the myth of learning styles, preparing for essay exams versus multiple choice exams, and what makes a class hard.

Listen to “Class with CLAS” on KCSB and on Gaucho Skills.

Played 18 times

Class with CLAS - Episode 41

- Paul Rivas & Colenn Berracasa - Careers

“Class with CLAS” is the radio show that helps people do school better. This week, hosts Colenn Berracasa and Paul Rivas discuss their perspectives on preparing for careers in college. They talk about whether the purpose of going to college is to make money, whether college should prepare people for specific jobs, how to prepare for jobs while in college, the difficult decision of choosing a career, whether or not to choose a career with a predictable path that will be relatively secure and high paying, the alternative idea of doing enjoyable and interesting activities in college and then finding jobs that fit these interests, Colenn’s career path thus far, how Paul’s career in athletics has contributed to his current job in academic skills, and the idea that people never know how their time as college students will affect their future lives.

Listen to “Class with CLAS” on KCSB and on Gaucho Skills.

Played 9 times

Class with CLAS - Episode 40

- Paul Rivas & Colenn Berracasa -

“Class with CLAS” is the radio show that helps people do school better. This week, we talk all about how to write a great statement of purpose for grad school and/or scholarship applications. This week’s show is unique in that the format is a little different from our normal shows AND we include a song by our house band, the Double Zeros. We think you’ll enjoy it.

Listen to “Class with CLAS” on KCSB and on Gaucho Skills.

Played 12 times

Class with CLAS - Episode 39

- Christina Min -

“Class with CLAS” is the radio show that helps people do school better.
This week, host Colenn Berracasa talks with Christina Min, a fourth year sociology major at UCSB, about KCSB, the crew / rowing team, being the strength and conditioning internship coordinator and what that job even is, how to maintain an insane schedule, the buddy system for getting stuff done, getting everything done when you’re super busy, how to multitask in a smart way, how Christina got involved with KCSB and has managed to get paid for three years of work there, why people think sociology is a joke of a major and what it’s actually like, figuring out the best way to retain information from reading and lecture, the burn survivors’ summer camp, and how to become a person who doesn’t freak out about school and life.

Listen to “Class with CLAS” on KCSB and on Gaucho Skills.

Played 94 times

Class with CLAS - Episode 38

- Jacqueline Berracasa -

“Class with CLAS” is the radio show that helps people do school better.
This week, host Colenn Berracasa talks with her sister, Jacqueline Berracasa, a fourth year math major and economics minor at Cal Poly SLO about how math changes in pre-calculus, choosing a major, going from not being able to memorize times tables to loving math, make it or break it classes for math majors, the difference between high school and college math classes, choosing extracurricular activities in college versus high school, the importance of knowing people in your major, joining a sorority but not being a stereotypical sorority girl at all, how to take notes based on how your professor takes notes, how to make flash cards in a smart way, how to take class notes when the professor uses PowerPoint, how to get through reading for school when reading is hard for you, and one last tip about how to do school in a smart way.

Listen to “Class with CLAS” on KCSB and on Gaucho Skills.