William Magee Institute for Student Wellbeing

The Mayo Lab Podcast with David Magee

William Magee Institute for Student Wellbeing

  • Ben Jackson: You Will Always Be A Student

Ben Jackson: You Will Always Be A Student

Tuesday 9th July 2024

Ben Jackson shares his journey through Ole Miss, balancing academics, band, and mental health challenges. A must-listen for students and educators.
30 minutes
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The Mayo Lab Podcast with David Magee
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Balancing Act: Ben Jackson on College Life and Mental Health

Episode Overview

  • Balancing academics with extracurricular activities can be rewarding.
  • Intentional friendships are crucial for personal support.
  • Breaking down problems into smaller parts makes them more manageable.
  • Resilience is key to overcoming academic and personal challenges.
  • Continuous learning and self-evaluation are essential for growth.
It's easy when you love the extra things that you do equally as much as you do the course load that you're taking
In this episode of The Mayo Lab Podcast, David Magee sits down with Ben Jackson, a student from Ole Miss, to discuss the journey of balancing academics, extracurriculars, and personal growth. Ben shares his experiences as a member of the Ole Miss Band and the Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME), highlighting how these activities shaped his college years.
From the challenges of freshman year during the COVID-19 pandemic to finding his footing in sophomore and junior years, Ben offers a candid look at the ups and downs of student life. He talks about the importance of being intentional with who you confide in and how no experience is ever wasted. Ben also touches on the mental health struggles many students face and the value of breaking down problems into manageable parts.
His story is a testament to resilience and the continuous process of learning. This episode is packed with relatable anecdotes and practical advice for anyone navigating their own academic and personal challenges. Tune in to hear Ben's inspiring journey and gain insights into making the most out of your college experience.