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We interview highly successful professionals from all sorts of different fields about the challenges they faced in stepping outside their comfort zones, and successfully transitioning from college to the professional world. Our highly successful guests provide essential tips, insights, and tricks available nowhere else that listeners can immediately apply to their own lives -- preparing themselves to make this key life transition and make better sense of their journey. The podcast is hosted by award-winning author and professor Andy Molinsky and is produced by Brandeis University's International Business School.

We interview highly successful professionals from all sorts of different fields about the challenges they faced in stepping outside their comfort zones, and successfully transitioning from college to the professional world. Our highly successful guests provide essential tips, insights, and tricks available nowhere else that listeners can immediately apply to their own lives -- preparing themselves to make this key life transition and make better sense of their journey. The podcast is hosted by award-winning author and professor Andy Molinsky and is produced by Brandeis University's International Business School.
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We interview highly successful professionals from all sorts of different fields about the challenges they faced in stepping outside their comfort zones, and successfully transitioning from college to the professional world. Our highly successful guests provide essential tips, insights, and tricks available nowhere else that listeners can immediately apply to their own lives -- preparing themselves to make this key life transition and make better sense of their journey. The podcast is hosted by award-winning author and professor Andy Molinsky and is produced by Brandeis University's International Business School.

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Episodes

17 | Ordinary People Solve Extraordinary Problems – & So Can You | with Jon Hayes

5/14/2019
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Jon Hayes is the founder and CEO of RewardStock, a travel startup that helps travelers book trips with frequent flyer miles and travel rewards points instead of cash. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Jon was a Wall Street investment banker with eight years of mergers and acquisitions experience at Citigroup. But then, he left Wall Street to launch his first startup RewardStock, which was featured on Shark Tank, where Jon secured an investment from the influential investor Mark...

Duration:00:32:45

16 | Get into the GRIT | with Angela Duckworth

5/7/2019
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Angela Duckworth is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and the founder and CEO of Character Lab, a nonprofit with the mission of advancing the science and practice of character development – but you probably know her best as the author of New York Times Bestseller Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. For more information, visit: http://Brandeis.edu Resources: Learn more athttps://angeladuckworth.comRead:Grit: The Power of Passion and...

Duration:00:26:35

15 | From Forensic Pathology to Dancing to Doodling: Forging Your Entrepreneurial Path | with Kymberlee Jay

4/30/2019
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Kymberlee Jay is a former professional dancer, choreographer, and Nike athlete who founded DoodleDirect, a visual communications company that creates animated videos for internal and external brand communications. It was a long and winding road that brought Kymberlee from dancing to doodling, but today she shares the mindset and strategies that helped her break into the dance industry without a traditional dance background and then start her own digital communications company. For more...

Duration:00:35:36

14 | The Origins of Her Campus Media: Bringing the Boardroom into the Dorm Room | with Stephanie Kaplan Lewis

4/23/2019
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Stephanie Kaplan Lewis is the co-founder, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief of Her Campus Media, the number one media brand for college women, which she co-founded in 2009 as an undergraduate at Harvard. Stephanie and Her Campus have a great story, and it’s one that we’re so happy to share on this podcast because it is truly a case of the dorm room being the boardroom – at least, at first. We learn how these three undergrads started a media empire from their dorm rooms, how Her Campus is giving...

Duration:00:30:46

13 | Creating Your Own Entrepreneurial Curriculum | with Seth Goldman

4/16/2019
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Seth Goldman is a change maker in the food industry. He did it first with Honest Tea, the organic and fair-trade beverage brand he launched out of his house in 1998 with co-founder Barry Nalebuff, which was then acquired by the Coca-Cola Company. Today, Seth continues to play a role with the company as “TeaEO Emeritus,” but has also taken on an additional role as Executive Chairman of Beyond Meat, a fast-growing, plant-based protein that's redefining the way we eat meat. For more...

Duration:00:34:23

12 | COO, CPO, & Mom: Having it All | with Priya Sapra

4/9/2019
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Priya Sapra is the COO and the CPO of SHYFT Analytics, an industry-leading, cloud-based data analytics and insights organization in the life sciences. Priya is also a self-described serial entrepreneur who has had the privilege of serving on five high-growth organizations since she graduated college. By training, she is a scientist. By practice, she is a makeshift statistician. And through it all, she is a working mom. Priya gets a lot done, she does it all very well, and she keeps an...

Duration:00:33:11

11 | The Music Paradigm: A Story of Serendipity & Passion | with Roger Nierenberg

4/2/2019
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For many years, Roger Nierenberg served as Music Director of the Stanford Symphony in Connecticut, The Jacksonville Symphony in Florida, and as a guest conductor for many symphonies around the world. But today, Roger runs an innovative program that uses his insights from symphonic music to help companies and organizations manage organizational change, called The Music Paradigm. For more information, visit: http://Brandeis.edu Resources: Learn more...

Duration:00:29:23

10 | Learning to Learn | with Lynn Greenberg

3/26/2019
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Our guest today is Lynn Greenberg, co-founder and CEO of Pivt, a tool that helps relocated employees acclimate to their new city right away. Lynn was a Senior Associate at Autonomy Ventures prior to founding and being the CEO of Pivt, and at Autonomy Ventures, she helped find startups that would be investable for the firm, managed teams, and helped these startups build and grow. She is also a Board Member and the Vice President of Panels for the New York Venture Community and a mentor at...

Duration:00:40:17

009 | Hustle, Radical Clarity, & Optimism: The Ingredients of a 21-Year-Old CEO | with Robert Harary

3/19/2019
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Robert Harary is the founder and CEO of OneH, an online platform that connects startups with a global pool of investors and partners based on their shared financial and strategic interests. Robert is 21 and runs a tech startup, but refuses to wear a hoodie and jeans to work. He runs a platform that connects startups with investors and enables them with the tools they need to grow, but despises startup culture as we know it. He has a fundamentally different way of envisioning and mapping...

Duration:00:41:28

008 | Living Without a Sense of Purpose, Finding Your Niche, & Creating the Bullet Journal | with Ryder Carroll

3/12/2019
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Ryder Carroll is the creator of the Bullet Journal and the author of a new book called The Bullet Journal Method. He has been doing Bullet Journal full-time since April of 2018, but it took a long time to get there. Before that, he was a digital product designer – and before that, he was just trying to make ends meet. For more information, visit: http://Brandeis.edu Resources: Check...

Duration:00:34:54

007 | Quarter-Life Crisis, (Not) Selling Out, & Developing Leadership Skills in College | with Sarah Green Carmichael

3/5/2019
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Our guest today is Sarah Green Carmichael, who was an Executive Editor at Harvard Business Review at the time of our interview, where she co-hosted HBR IdeaCast and Women at Work Podcast. Sarah now works as the Idea Editor at Barron’s. If you’re not familiar, Harvard Business Review is the world's premier management magazine and publication. They publish articles, podcasts, videos, books, and other media with the goal of trying to help people be better managers, get more out of their...

Duration:00:31:59

006 | Creating Morning Brew: Starting Your Side Hustle in College | with Alex Lieberman

2/26/2019
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Alex Lieberman is the Co-Founder and CEO of Morning Brew, and their goal is to make the younger generation's experience with the business world significantly better. Their core product is a daily email newsletter that gives the reader all the business news they need in five minutes. It's quick, it's conversational, and it covers everything from Wall Street to Silicon Valley. There are over 700,000 people subscribed to the Morning Brew, and if you’re an aspiring or emerging business...

Duration:00:33:17

005 | Taking a Chance: If Not Now, When? | with Siqi Mou

2/19/2019
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Siqi Mou is the Co-Founder and CEO of HelloAva, an AI-powered personal skin care consultant. Prior to starting HelloAva, she was a financial news anchor at Bloomberg TV and held several positions at Morgan Stanley, PIMCO, and the Federal Reserve. Siqi has also been a concert pianist for over 20 years, and she currently serves as the Music Ambassador for Carnegie Hall. Siqi received her MBA from Stanford, her MPA from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and her BA in Economics from...

Duration:00:45:27

004 | Networking & Learning: The Winding Path from Graduation to Co-Founder of JustFix.nyc | with Georges Clement

2/12/2019
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Georges Clement is a co-founder of JustFix.nyc, a nonprofit that supports tenants facing harassment and poor housing conditions with technology to build well-documented cases and connect with community and legal advocates. Georges is also a Kennedy fellow studying the Intersection of Technology and Public Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Previously, Georges was a fellow with Blue Ridge Labs at the Robin Hood Foundation, and a Product Manager at General Assembly, leading the...

Duration:00:37:05

003 | Getting LinkedIn: Seeking Out Opportunities in College & Beyond | with Maya Pope-Chappell

2/5/2019
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Maya Pope-Chappell is a Bay Area native who has worked in journalism, healthcare, and now, the tech world. She transitioned from journalism into tech when she joined LinkedIn in 2015, and in her time at LinkedIn, she has covered education, launched a campus editor program, built out content strategies, and worked with influential names in business. Maya also hosts a video series called How I Got Here, which highlights professionals with unique stories and shares their professional...

Duration:00:31:49

002 | It’s Easier to Rule Things Out Than Rule Things In: A Long & Winding Course to Google | with Kathryn Dekas

1/29/2019
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Today's guest is Kathryn Dekas, a Senior Manager in Google's People Analytics Group, which aims to bring science and data to all people-related decisions at Google. Kathryn has worked at Google for about a decade, leading projects related to employee onboarding, recognition, performance management, empowerment, citizenship behaviors, and virtual collaboration. Currently, she leads a team of social scientists inside Google that conduct in-depth research about how to improve employees'...

Duration:00:44:17

001 | Three Brothers and a Blender: The Story of Super Coffee | with Jim DeCicco

1/22/2019
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Jim DeCicco graduated Colgate University in 2015 and, just a few months later, teamed up with his two younger brothers to create the world’s first Super Coffee. Since then, Jim and his brothers have grown Kitu Life Inc. tremendously, raising $18 million in venture capital and getting the opportunity to pitch on ABC’s Shark Tank (where they received an offer but, ultimately, turned it down). Kitu Life now has 20 full-time employees, and Jim’s role with the company has changed dramatically....

Duration:00:33:22

0: How Do We Help Students Transition From the Dorm Room to the Board Room?

1/8/2019
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Welcome to the new student-focused podcast from Dr. Andy Molinsky at Brandeis University's International Business School.

Duration:00:15:22