Special Feature Interview on “People with Careers” Podcast by Jonathan Gaurano. I had a great time breaking down what I do as a student affairs professional, a community organizer, a grad student and as a poet. Talking through the 1.5 hr interview made me realize how far I’ve come from little Vietnamese kid from South Sacramento to trying to survive the UC Berkeley grind and bring it back #community in my hometown. Still I have so much more to go, so much more to do, so much more to grow! Never be content, Never Settle. Be relentless at your own learning.
Fong Tran is more than just a Program Advisor at UC Davis’s Cross Cultural Center. He is a poet, a graduate student, and most of all, he is a mentor and an advocate for the youth. In this interview you’ll learn that living a life of social justice can become more than just a passion, it can become your career.
- - Be passionate about making an impact in the world.
– Network. Network. Network.
– There is no time for cynicism.
– Do right, be right, and fight for what is right.
How To Be A Program Advisor for a Cross Cultural Center – Synopsis:
- - Gain experience in youth development. For example, after school tutor or school specialist
- - Having a passion to educate young people about race, oppression, and privilege.
- - Be knowledgeable and well versed when advocating against the inequity that’s affecting the world.
- - Network and talk to folks in multicultural / cross cultural centers in Universities to see about opportunities.
- - If there are no paid opportunities, then show your passion for the job by becoming a volunteer or intern.
- - Understand it’s more than a job; you must live to educate and be a role-model for the youth.
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