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#70 | Job Seeking Strategies, Career Tips and College Admissions Advice from Ten Top Experts

We have a special treat for you! Bobbie put together some top tips from some leading experts on career, job seeking & college advice. In this jammed-pack episode, learn from some of our previous guests: √ Dr. Dawn Graham: Former host of the Sirius XM Dr. Dawn on Careers and author of “Switchers: How Smart Professionals Change Careers and Seize Success. Learn from Dr. Dawn some networking strategies, important career action steps to take while in college and interviewing tips. Visit Dr....


#69 | Food Systems Scientist Expert, Host of Evolution Eats and Career Coach, Emily Steliotes

Join us for an in-depth conversation with food system scientist expert and career coach, Emily Steliotes. Emily says that “the role of industry and policy and regulation is really complex.” Forward this podcast to anyone interested in: √ Learning how to become a food systems scientist, how to break into this field and what sort of education and training would be best √ Learning about the emerging field of food systems, sustainability and research √ Farm to Fork √ Agriculture to...


#68 | Peter Economy: Successful Author, Ghost Writer & "The Leadership Guy" at Inc. Magazine

Join us for an in-depth interview with author, Peter Economy, to discuss his latest book, “Wait, I’m Working with Who?” We discuss what it is like to work with a "jerk at work!" Peter is the bestselling author of many books including “Managing for Dummies” and is “The Leadership Guy” at Inc. Magazine where he has published over 1500 columns to date. Peter is also a successful ghost writer, for over 100 books including Abby Lee Miller’s “Everything I Learned About Life I Learned in Dance...


#67 | Sarah Baker Andrus, Founder & CEO of Avarah Careers

Job Seekers alert! Join us for an in-depth conversation with Sarah Baker Andrus the Founder and CEO of Avarah Careers. In this episode, you will learn: √ How work has changed since Covid. Learn the meaning of “hoteling” √ Why “It’s not who you know, it’s who you choose to meet” √ About the importance of networking √ Why it is best to approach the job search with “do I want to work here?” √ What the biggest barriers are in the job search √ The importance of a plan √ Tips for the job...


#66 | Dr. Nancy Schlossberg: Career Development, Transitions and Retirement Expert

Join us for an in-depth interview with Dr. Nancy Schlossberg who is an absolute icon in the space of Career Development, Retirement, Adult Transitions, Adults as learners, and Intergenerational Relationships. In this podcast you will learn: √ What you should be thinking about when you prepare to retire √ The six different retirement paths that Dr. Schlossberg created √ Why adult children should hire their parents √ What Career Services Providers should focus on √ If Career Services...


#65 | Medical School Admissions: Everything You Need to Know with Shirag Shemmassian, PhD Founder of Shemmassian Academic Consulting

Join us for an in-depth discussion that covers everything that you need to know about the medical school admissions process with Dr. Shirag Shemmassian, an expert in the field. We get all your questions answered: √ What are your chances for Medical School Admission? √ What is a good GPA for Medical School Admissions and how is it broken down? √ What is a good MCAT score? √ How to get into medical school from high school? √ Should you consider a D.O. program? √ Should you consider...


#64 | Learn How Handshake Can Connect Students and Employers to Opportunities with Christine Cruzvergara, Chief Education Strategy Officer

What is the #1 way that college students get hired? Join us to learn all the benefits of Handshake. Currently Handshake has about 8 million student users, over 500,000 employers and over 1200 colleges and universities on their platform. Handshake democratizes opportunity for all students providing equity and access. Handshake also provides a perfect opportunity for employers to connect with student talent. In this Episode You will Learn: Forward this Episode to: √ Anyone working in...


#63 | How to Become a Human Resources Professional with HR Expert Pamela Taylor

Everything you need to know about pursuing a career in Human Resources, with HR Expert, Pamela Taylor. We tap into Pamela's vast knowledge of HR after working in this field for 30 years. She has done it all, seen it all and now shares it all with us! In this episode find out: √ Best Education to prepare you for a career in HR √ Which HR Certification should you pursue? √ Best training/preparation to work in HR √ How to reach senior levels in HR √ What a typical day as an HR Director...


#62 | Learn the Benefits of Taking a Gap Year with Rebecca Barr of EF Gap Year

Are you considering taking a Gap Year? Learn about the possibilities in this episode! We will explore the benefits, costs, and experiences of taking a Gap Year. Join us for an in-depth discussion with Rebecca Barr, the Strategic Partnerships Manager of Education First, an organization that has introduced millions to educational travel, language learning, cultural exchange and provide connections in 114 countries. Rebecca is no stranger to travel and international education, having studied...


#61 | Tips and Strategies for Career Services Providers and Job Seekers with Rich Feller, PhD

Do you work in career services or career development? If so, join us for an in-depth conversation with Rich Feller, PhD, a nationally known and respected leader in the career development space. We ask Rich how career coaches/counselors can best serve the public and he offers some incredible advice that you will not want to miss including the best four questions to ask your students and clients. We also discussed strategies for job seekers and Rich provides some great tips for everyone from...


#60 | Learn What it Takes to Become a Quality Assurance Engineer & Operations Manager with José Díaz Aquino

Interested in learning what it takes to become a Quality Assurance Engineer? Packaging Science expert? Our guest, José Díaz Aquino, shared that if you have eaten Cheerios in your lifetime, “I, no kidding, probably packaged it.” José shares his wealth of expertise in quality assurance engineering where he reached high levels of responsibility at General Mills. You will learn the advantages and drawbacks of working as a quality assurance engineer, what it takes to prepare for a career in...


#59 | The Future of Work and Learning with Michelle Weise, PhD | Author of Long Life Learning

What does the future of work and learning look like? What do you need to know to prepare? According to Dr. Michelle Weise, “for the future of work, we are all going to have to be very skilled problem solvers and system thinkers” and “that really does require a different approach on the part of higher-ed institutions in cultivating those kinds of learners.” Michelle’s work focuses on the bottom 25% of income earners and what needs to change to help them to overcome barriers that prevent...


#58 | Do the Humanities Have a PR Problem? With Krista Law Jackman & Molly Campbell

If you are average, you will change jobs like 14 times. Technical skill will get you that first job. But those who pivot, advance, and move into leadership positions are more likely to have… a strong foundation in the humanities. Wow. But it is STEM studies that have higher perceived value. Lecturers Molly Campbell and Krista Jackman think the humanities have a PR problem. “People think, ‘Oh, that career path doesn’t have one particular outcome.’ People are saying that like that’s a flaw...


#57 | College “Cheat Codes” and How Gen-Z Can Leverage LinkedIn with Justin Nguyen

WARNING: This is not your parent’s career advice. This is Gen Z-er, Justin Nguyen’s, careers-for-peers approach that has 18, 19 and 20-year old's binge-listening his podcast and contributing crowdsourced, real-time data for young job hunters. He leads from experience. After college-age, Justin sent out a fruitless pile of internship applications, he discovered, over a dish of ice cream, that the real path to Fortune 500 internships is networking. Then he landed three of them. While...


#56 | Learn About a Career in Hotel Management and Patient Care Services with Odette Perriel

Want to learn what it takes to reach the highest levels in hotel management? Are you currently working in the hospitality space and looking to transition to health care? If so, then this podcast episode is for you! We interview Odette Perriel, V.P. of Patient Care Services at Maine Medical Center | Maine Health. Odette reached a very high level working for the Ritz Carlton Hotel before she made the transition over to health care and patient care services. She explains how a background in...


#55 | Learn How to Become a Speech & Language Pathologist with Catherine Francoeur and Sue Caron, ASHA Certified

If you are considering a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, or if you are thinking about becoming a Speech and Language Pathologist, then this is the podcast for you! We found the perfect combo to interview for this profession, as we have a mother/daughter team with a combined 43 years of experience in a wide variety of settings. Sue Caron, the Mom, and Cathy, the daughter, share with our listeners what it takes to become a speech and language pathologist. Cathy as the more...


#54 | Founder of Your Career Design Lab, Debra Olshan Cooper

We have an amazing guest this week. Meet Debra Olshan Cooper, a woman with 30 years of expertise in public relations and marketing, landing her clients on numerous tv shows such as Good Morning America, as the owner of FreshConnect. Debra now uses those same strategies to help recent college grads develop and pitch their own story to land amazing jobs. Debra has some great advice for recent college grads, such as, “if your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough” and “if you can...


#53 | Learn What it Takes to Have a Career In Business, Sales & Marketing with Jeff McAndrew, M.B.A.

Interested in a career in business? Thinking about earning an M.B.A.? Considering a career in Sales & Marketing? If so, then this podcast episode is for you! We interview Jeff McAndrew who shares his career journey, from his start at Penn State, to his work in Sales at Tyco Integrated Security (now Johnson Controls ), to earning his MBA at Northeastern University to working for a start-up called PIKA Energy to now working as the Director of Sales at Generac Power Systems. If you are...


#52 | Learn How to Become a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine with David Doiron, DC, MS, CSCS

Are you considering a career as a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine? If so, then this podcast is for you! In this episode we chat with Dr. David Doiron, an experienced chiropractor and sports rehabilitation specialist who has been in private practice since 2012. We talk about David’s undergraduate years at UNH where he majored in Kinesiology and Exercise Science and was also a NCAA Division 1 Track Athlete where he specialized in the Decathlon. We also discuss what chiropractic school was...


#51 | Learn How to Achieve Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Your Organization with Janice Z. Gassam, PhD author of Dirty Diversity

Interested in learning how to achieve diversity, equity, and inclusion in your workplace? If so, this podcast episode is for you! We interview Dr. Janice Z. Gassam, an experienced consultant and founder of BWG Business Solutions. Janice helps organizations interested in making positive changes. Janice also recently released her first book on Juneteenth called Dirty Diversity: A practical guide to foster an equitable and inclusive workplace for all. Janice also hosts a podcast called, Dirty...