UWaterloo Alumni Podcasts

Uncharted: Say yes feat. Arda Öcal (BMath '05)

March 21, 2023 UWaterloo Alumni
UWaterloo Alumni Podcasts
Uncharted: Say yes feat. Arda Öcal (BMath '05)
Show Notes

Arda Öcal studied math at Waterloo because it would lead to a stable career. But he was more interested in media. He wrote for Imprint and hung out at CKMS, Waterloo's student radio station. After graduation, he followed that passion, and today he's the host of Sportcentre and NHL on ESPN

So, How did Arda find his way to ESPN? Mostly, by saying yes. Over the years, he said yes to any opportunity, gaining new skills and experience along the way. 

With each "yes," Arda stepped into a new challenge. And now, he says his job is a dream come true. He joins the podcast to talk about his many jobs in broadcasting, offer advice to those who want to break in, and explain how a math degree prepared him for sports media.

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