Podcasts

EP#36 The No Loan Zone Challenge

No Loan Zone Challenge Host, Janet Maltbie, MA., PC

The No Loan Zone podcast helps students and adults in transition complete a degree, debt free.   I’m a Career Counselor and I’ve helped thousands of students and adults in transition make wise career choices.  I believe completing a degree, pursuing passionate work and debt free living is key to your future. All my guests help you on your journey to complete a degree, debt free. Please join me for the free 5 day challenge.

Free 5 Day No Loan Zone Challenge

Get Free College Tuition, Books and Fees while in High School

Begins Noon April 19 – 23

Join the Challenge Now!

Join the Private Facebook group then answer group questions

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Begins Noon April 19 – 23

Join the Challenge Now!

Join the Private Facebook group then answer group questions


Day 1: Applying for Free Tuition, Books and Fees Through College Credit Plus.

Preview of the Day 1 No Loan Zone Challenge with our special guest: CCP Manager, Nadia Leary

Day 2: Choosing the Right College Level Classes. Ask the LCCC Advisor or High School Counselor Anything.


Day 3: Getting the Most out of Financial Aid and Scholarships: Free summer classes for Graduating Seniors: $1300 value.


Day 4: How to Gain Clarity and Direction Before Choosing a Career.


Day 5: Helping Your Child Choose the Right Career or Major.


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Podcast #35: Vanessa Enlists, Podcasts

EP#35 Vanessa Enlists

Enlisting in the military is a big decision. Is it right for you? Vanessa Richards thought it was right for her. She plans to serve and then take advantage of the Montgomery GI bill that provides tuition assistance for those who have served in the military. Here are some key takeaways Vanessa discussed:

  1. Talk to a recruiter but make sure you do your homework first. Talk to someone who is currently serving in the branch of services you are interested in: Army, Navy, Marines, Air or Space Force. 
  2. Work on getting yourself into shape before boot camp. For women it is harder than you might expect. 
  3. Think about what you want to do in the military before you enlist. Recruiters need to increase their numbers and might not be as forthright as you might expect. 

Unsure about your career direction and want help on completing a degree, debt free? You can reach the host of this podcast, Janet Maltbie, at radiowannabe.com/contact. She meets with students and adults in transition virtually online so they can reach their career goals. She also teaches a totally online career exploration class through Lorain County Community College, called Career Exploration and Life Planning, SDEV 103. 

Podcast #34 A Beginners Guide to College, Podcasts

EP#34 A Beginners Guide to getting the most out of your Community College.

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Getting the most out of your Community College experience means starting with the end in mind. Today Krista O’Neill,  lead guided pathways coach for the 23 community colleges in Ohio, discusses the state and national trends that help students complete degrees through four pillars of support: clear curricular pathways, choosing a pathway, helping students stay on the path and ensuring students are learning. In order to get the most out of your community college experience, O’Neill suggests:

  1. Start early. Take college level classes while in high school though the CCP program
  2. Take classes all year long. Augment your Fall and Spring semesters with summer classes.
  3. Research career options using the Occupational Outlook Handbook: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/ 
  4. Meet regularly with your academic advisor to make sure you stay on track. Get involved in the campus. Take advantage of internships, co-ops and student activities. Engage in the campus community and take advantage of services.
  5. Ask for help when needed. On the Lorain County Community College campus the ARC (Advocacy Resource Center) https://www.lorainccc.edu/support-services/arc/ provides access to food, counseling, financial and other support services so students can, “focus less on worrying and more on their future.”

Also, if you are unsure about your career direction and want help on completing a degree, debt free, you can reach the host of this podcast, Janet Maltbie, at radiowannabe.com/contact. She teaches a totally online career exploration class through Lorain County Community College, called Career Exploration and Life Planning, SDEV 103. 

Podcast #33 The Free Tuition Show, Podcasts

EP#33 The Free Tuition Show: College Credit Plus

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Interested in obtaining free college credits while in middle or high school? This statewide CCP (College Credit Plus) program offers free tuition, books and fees for free. Join us for a conversation with Nadia Leary. Nadia is the Manager of Recruitment, MyUniversity, and College Credit Plus at Lorain County Community College. She has helped thousands of students get started in college before they graduate from high school. Nadia keeps up to date on the ever evolving changes to the program and communicates them to staff, high school personnel and of course interested students. 

CCP contact information: ccp@lorainccc.edu 440-366-4012

Unsure about your career direction and want help on completing a degree, debt free? You can reach the host of the No Loan Zone podcast, Janet Maltbie, at radiowannabe.com/contact. She teaches a totally online career exploration class through Lorain County Community College, called  Career Exploration and Life Planning, SDEV 103. 

Podcast #32 Just say no to the military?, Podcasts

EP#32 Just say no to the military? They served anyway.

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Espy Correa and Kate Lentz served in the military and loved it. Is it right for you? Many veterans receive educational benefits during and after their career. Listen to Espy and Kate’s NO LOAN story and determine next best steps if you are thinking about joining any branch of the military. 

Key takeaways:

* Talk to people who currently serve or have experience in the military. Know what you want. 

* Contact Espy or Kate at lorainccc.edu/veterans before visiting a recruitment office. They can also be reached at 440-366-7378.

* Take a veteran with you when you visit a recruitment office. Don’t go alone. 

Unsure about your career direction? Not sure if the military is right for you?  You can reach the host of this podcast, Janet Maltbie, at radiowannabe.com/contact. She also teaches a totally online career exploration class through Lorain County Community College, called Career Exploration and Life Planning, SDEV 103.