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Author: Saint Sanj

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Wise Grad is the go-to podcast for everyone interested in the academic world. The mission is to help students, new and old, to maximise their full potential and find the best resources. From school to the working world, Wise Grad will help you THRIVE.

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17 Episodes
Getting ready for the new school semester can be a nerve-racking task. You might have so much to do and so little time, plus you might not know what is REALLY important on your TO-DO list? Listen as Saint Sanj helps you prepare for the new semester and THRIVE. Subscribe to WISE GRAD at --- Support this podcast:
On this episode, Olivia shares more on how she conquered working, going to school and living in Japan. She talks about the stress of it all, racial issues and how to cope if ever take this big leap. This is the second part of a 2 part interview and Olivia surely gets personal with us. Listen in and allow her bubbly personality to motivate you and make you THRIVE. Head to for more episodes and subscribe to the youtube channel Remember to check out Olivia's podcast on youtube --- Support this podcast:
Cheers to the Class of 2020. The class that overcame the impossible! Your sleepless nights, stressful days and assignments filled weekends are over. This episode of Wise Grad not only celebrates you but will help you to move on to the next big thing. Forget about the worries and strife and have a listen to an episode that will help you THRIVE! Thanks to all who made this episode possible: Andrew, Chad-Anthony, Shannon, Jameela ‘The HR Boss’ & Osharie ‘The Career and Business Guru’. Credits to Phortissimo for the Intro music. Visit and check out our Youtube Channel --- Support this podcast:
Everyone wants a BIG opportunity in their career and some of us are eager to grab one overseas. But what’s the first step? Listen as Oluwchi and Monique share their story and some golden tips on landing that international opportunity. Saint Sanj even drops some tinder references and struggles to remain the host of the podcast in this Jamaican Nigerian takeover. Enjoy! Remember to head to and subscribe to the new YouTube channel --- Support this podcast:
It's a big step to pack up all your things and head to another country for your studies. It will make some of us worry about the challenges that we might face and nervous about trying to fit in. With research showing many benefits of heading abroad for your college experience, I think it is well worth it. In this episode, I give my humble advice and share a bit about my study abroad experience. Sit back, relax and enjoy! --- Support this podcast:
Working from home can be quite a challenge, especially if it's your first time. Right now the world is experiencing the pandemic that is the COVID19/Coronavirus and many people have been forced to work from home. However, with these changes, we might be overworked, stressed and just simply unproductive. Hear from Osharie, the career and business guru, as she lays down the tips that helped her for over four years. Let's go! visit for more information on Osharie. --- Support this podcast:
Many students would love to be successful entrepreneurs. However, many are hindered by several obstacles. In this episode David Israel, a serial entrepreneur shares his story of success and how a negative experience of incarceration barely scoffed his drive. Listen in, these tips are golden! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Support this podcast:
On this episode we will jump right back into our chat with Lanvell and listen as he copes with doing a Masters in Public Health in Wales. From Jamaica to Wales on a Chevening scholarship! I hope it will inspire you! Make sure to check out the fist part of the interview (Episode 7) --- Support this podcast:
Is GRAD school worth it? Episode 07 In this episode Saint Sanj interviews Lanvell, a Graduate student in Wales...5000 miles from his hometown in Jamaica! He speaks on his Chevening scholarship and what how engaging a masters program has changed his outlook on many things. Most importantly, we find out if it's even worth doing in the first place. This podcast is for you! *This is a 2 part interview. #AcademicTwitter #AcademicChatter #WiseGrad --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Support this podcast:
Thesis, Dissertation, Capstone Project, whatever you want to call it, many students are intimidated by the idea of conducting research or designing a big project. In Episode number 5, I will try to calm your nerves and help you get started with what could be the best part of your degree program. Let's go! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Support this podcast:
Treat yourself to self-improvement and organisational tips for the new year /new decade from Maryam, curator of @homganize on Instagram and Saint Sanj from @WiseGrad. This episode also has a little holiday vibe! Tis' the season! Studies show that an organised space can improve your mental health and productivity. As we reflect on the past year and seek to make improvements for 2020, it's easy to place unrealistic goals on yourself. In this episode Mayram provides easy tips that will make your dreams of being organised a reality.  --- Support this podcast:
There are many thing to consider when moving to UNI. This may include your living situation. In this episode I will begin the whole living series and give you tips for your new college life. Already living on a dorm? Tune in now and don't make the mistake that others have made. Enjoy! --- Support this podcast:
WOW! This topic might be a sensitive one for many, but we must speak about it. Some of us are really pursuing the wrong dreams and are currently stuck at a crossroads. Here are some things you should look out for that could signal a need for a MAJOR CHANGE! This episode is co-hosted by Kathy, a graduate student in Norway and former digital ambassador for Study In Sweden. --- Support this podcast:
Frustrated by scholarship applications? This episode covers all the basics to help you get that scholarship. I also give a short introduction of the podcast and say my name at least 5 times! Tune in and send questions/stories to --- Support this podcast:
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Some students end up racking up a lot of debt while engaging their degree program. While many can easily repay loans and gain financial freedom, some are stuck and are limited in their options. In recent years, many qualified students have taught English as a foreign language in Japan, Korea and China just to name a few. On this episode, I interview Olivia, a talented Jamaican living in Japan who managed to not only get student loans off her back but also enhanced her career while living in Japan. Have a listen! Head to for more episodes and subscribe to the youtube channel Remember to check out Olivia's podcast on youtube --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Support this podcast:
Episode 6 is finally here! Episode 6 is the second part of the 2-part series on thesis/dissertation. This episode is packed with tips to help you THRIVE during your thesis season. It’s never fun to navigate this period on your own. Now you have the podcast, listen and be great. Let's Go! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Support this podcast:
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