Starting college life can be overwhelming to freshmen, as they’re entering a whole new world while holding their futures in the palms of their hands. Having your children go to college can also be daunting to parents, but their advice can greatly help teens. To help freshmen deal better with college life in and out of campus, RMG Radio will be hosting a special on TiffTalks Radio Show, featuring Garrick Gibson, to discuss these topics and provide valuable insight.
The TiffTalks Radio Show provides a platform for discussion of current events and other issues that matter to minority communities. TiffTalks wishes to empower her audience by providing knowledge that can improve their lives. Join the discussion this Wednesday by clicking the Live 355 Radio Player on this page, or by visiting the Tiffany Mack’s blog or the TiffTalks Facebook page as well as checking out recent videos on the site.
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The theme for this week is “Freshmen Advice for College Students”. The show will cover issues that students face before they enter college as well as those that affect campus life:
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Most students enter college without really knowing what they want to do, and they end up changing majors at least once. It’s one of the most important factors that will affect your academics and career, so to help students we’ll be discussing how they can narrow down their choices to choose a course that suits them best.[/messagebox]
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We’ll also be discussing life on campus, particularly choosing the right dorm for you. There are particular questions you’ll need to inquire about before you choose the right dorm, so this will come in handy.[/messagebox]
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Students need to prepare ahead of time for all the studying and homework they’ll need to face head-on during college, and the best way to condition your mind and body is by getting good sleep. We’ll talk about proven tricks to help them get adequate rest during college.
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For students who won’t be able to vote physically due to being away in college, we’ll talk about how they can vote absentia so they don’t miss out on their basic rights.[/messagebox]
TiffTalks is hosted by Tiffany Mack Fitzgerald, who hails from Oakland, California. She is a mother of three teens and a surrogate mother to many, who were also recently profiled in Ebony Magazine. Tiffany graduated from Grambling State University and got involved in the corporate world. She began a consulting business back in 2001 aimed at helping small businesses with public relations and marketing. Tiffany also worked in Public Relations and Government Affairs for a prominent company in Quad City, helping employees get their voices heard by organizing meetings with various officials including Sen. John Cain, Dr. David Satcher, and many more.
Tiffany’s work embodies her commitment to social justice and youth issues. She was also on the board of the Friends of Davenport Library, The City of Davenport’s Citizen Action Council, The Local School Improvement Advisory Committee, and also sat as chairman on the Transitional Housing and Shelter Council. She is currently working on her first book and also acts as a mentor for teens at risk. Tiffany has recently relocated to Atlanta, Georgia.
About Garrick Gibson
Garrick Gibson, a co-founder of HBCU Lifestyle, is a second generation Florida A&M University (FAMU) graduate. He finished with a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design Communications. He lives in Jacksonville, Florida with his wife Ronique; they are parents to a college-bound teen as well as another son who is starting high school, and a young daughter. Garrick is an eminent education advocate who is committed to preserving the HBCU Tradition for future generations.