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Ep 112: Corporate Finance, Sunayana Gutta, Senior Financial Analyst @General Motors

6/21/2018
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Sunayana Gutta, Senior Financial Analyst at General Motors, shares a detailed account of what it's like to work in Corporate Finance - from examples of projects to her typical day to her advice for interested candidates. Sunayana has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management. Some of the areas that Sunayana touches upon in this episode include: 1. How Sunayna tried various functions such as VC and Investment Banking, and why she decided to get into Corporate Finance 2. What does someone in...

Duration:00:47:09

Ep 111: Exploring A Career In Science With Clara Nellist, Particle Physicst @CERN

6/9/2018
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Clara Nellist, Particle Physict at CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research), shares a broad overview of what it's like working in the field of science. Some of the areas that Clara touches upon include: 1. Types of projects she works on 2. Defining characteristics of a career in science 3. How there's a lot of failure and need for persistence 4. Resources to learn more about the latest in the field Thank you for listening!! Follow the show on Twitter @LED_Curator Website...

Duration:00:46:35

How To Figure Out What To Spend Your Time On - Excerpts From Tweets & Books

6/1/2018
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Excerpts from Tweets by Naval Ravikant: https://twitter.com/naval/status/1002103360646823936 , Post by Taylor Pearson: https://taylorpearson.me/thework/ and the book "The War of Art" by Steven Pressfield: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1319.The_War_of_Art

Duration:00:17:46

Ep 110: Strategy & Planning, Leah Burnett, Former Senior Director Strategy @Viacom

5/17/2018
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Leah Burnett, Former Senior Director for Strategy & Planning @Viacom, shares her thoughts on what's involved in working in a Strategy function at a large company. Prior to Viacom, Leah has worked in consulting at BCG and Finance at UBS and Citigroup. Leah has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and MBA from The Wharton School. Some of the areas that Leah touches upon in this episode include: 1. Why Leah moved from finance to consulting to strategy 2....

Duration:00:53:23

Ep 109: [Career Strategy] Take The 50:50 Approach, David Salazar, Head of Marketing @Amazon Business

4/20/2018
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David Salazar, Head of Marketing for Amazon Business, shares some of the key decisions he took early in his career that helped him along the way, and his advice for early career professionals. David has an MBA from Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. Some of the areas that David touches upon in this episode include: 1. Why David prioritized joining a good company over the function he was interested in 2. How David thinks about moving from one job to another 3....

Duration:00:31:30

Ep 108: [Career Transitions] From Tech To Comedy, Ex-Googler Sarah Cooper, Blogger @TheCooperReview

4/3/2018
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Former Googler Sarah Cooper describes her journey as she moved from Tech to Comedy. Today, Sarah is a successful writer and comedian, with a popular blog https://thecooperreview.com/ that gets >100,000 readers per month. She regularly performs as a standup comic, and has authored multiple books inlcuding "100 Tricks To Appear Smart In Meetings" - https://www.amazon.com/100-Tricks-Appear-Smart-Meetings/dp/1449476058 Some of the areas that Sarah touches upon in this episode include: 1. How...

Duration:00:32:54

Ep 107: Development Finance, Mariyam Zhumadil, Associate Investment Officer @IFC

3/29/2018
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Mariyam Zhumadil, Associate Investment Officer at International Finance Corporation or the IFC, describes in detail what it is like to work in the field of Development Finance. Mariyam has a Masters in Accounting from Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Some of the areas that Mariyam touches upon in this episode include: 1. What is Development Finance 2. Difference between Impact Investing and Development...

Duration:00:42:03

Ep 106: VP Comms @Zendesk & Quora Top Writer, Dushka Zapata, On Advice For Your 20s

3/6/2018
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Dushka Zapata, VP Comms @Zendesk and Top Writer on Quora (>100M views on her Quora answers), shares more detail on one of her recent answers to the question "What are things you wish someone had told you when you were in your twenties?" We delve into further discussion on the following points from Dushka's answer: 1. "Networking events = waste of time. No, I will not “work a room”. " 2. "Things will bounce back at you so fast you’ll get whiplash. Your intern will be your boss soon. So...

Duration:00:33:45

"Work For Yourself" - Excerpts From Bill Watterson, Creator of Calvin & Hobbes, Speech @Kenyon

2/22/2018
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"It's surprising how hard we'll work when the work is done just for ourselves." Excerpts from the wonderful commencement speech delivered by Bill Watterson, Creator of Calvin & Hobbes, at Kenyon College. Full speech can be found here: http://web.mit.edu/jmorzins/www/C-H-speech.html Thank you for listening!! Follow the show on Twitter @LED_Curator Website www.learneducatediscover.com/ Like us on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/learneducatediscover/ Email us at hello@learneducatediscover. We...

Duration:00:10:20

Ep 105: International Development - Global Health, Uzo Osikhena, Clinton Health Access Initiative

2/11/2018
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Uzo Osikhena, former Senior Program Manager with Clinton Health Access Initiative and currently with Aspen Management Partnership for Health (AMP Health), describes what working in the field of International Development (Global Health is like). Uzo has an MBA from The Wharton School, with a focus on Finance and Management. Some of the things that Uzo touches upon in this episode include: 1. How Uzo's work in the international development practice at Accenture exposed her to the field and...

Duration:00:54:28

Ep 104: Sustainable Innovation, Jad Finck, VP Innovation & Sustainability @Allbirds

1/31/2018
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Jad Finck, VP of Innovation and Sustainability at Silicon Valley based eco-friendly woolen shoes company, Allbirds, shares his thoughts on what working in Sustainability is like. Jad has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and MBA in Finance and Strategy, from University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business. Jad will soon be hiring for his team, keep a lookout for openings on the Allbirds careers page here: https://www.allbirds.com/pages/careers If...

Duration:00:43:59

Ep 103: Breaking Into Tech Without Technical Background, Jeremy Schifeling, Founder @BreakInto.Tech

1/23/2018
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Jeremy Schifeling, Founder of BreakInto.Tech, a startup that helps people with non-technical backgrounds land jobs in Tech, shares numerous tips on how candidates can structure their job search and improve chances of success. BreakInto.Tech has helped candidates land jobs at well known Tech companies such as Amazon, LinkedIn, Microsoft, etc. Jeremy has a BA in Political Science & Education from Swarthmore College and MBA from Ross School of Business, Michigan University. Some of the areas...

Duration:00:47:30

How To Find Fulfilling Work | Always Produce

1/20/2018
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On how to find fulfilling work. Excerpts from posts on BrainPickings.org and Paul Graham's essay on How to do what you love. Posts cited: https://www.brainpickings.org/2013/04/23/how-to-find-fulfilling-work-roman-krznaric/ http://www.paulgraham.com/love.html Thank you for listening!! Follow the show on Twitter @LED_Curator Website www.learneducatediscover.com/ Like us on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/learneducatediscover/ Email us at hello@learneducatediscover. We will reply!! Subscribe to...

Duration:00:13:05

Passage From 'On The Shortness Of Life' | Happy New Year 2018!

12/15/2017
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As we approach the end of this year, and begin a new year, I would like to share this passage from the book 'On the Shortness of Life' by Seneca - on how life is long, if we know how to use it. Thank you for listening!! Follow the show on Twitter @LED_Curator Website www.learneducatediscover.com/ Like us on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/learneducatediscover/ Email us at hello@learneducatediscover. We will reply!! Subscribe to the show on iTunes...

Duration:00:07:08

Ep 102: Apply Your Tech Skills To Government, Travis Moore, Founder @TechCongress

12/11/2017
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Travis Moore, Founder of TechCongress (non-profit startup), describes how he and his team are creating a way for those interested to apply their tech skills to government. TechCongress is a year long fellowship, where fellows get the chance to work with members of Congress and leverage their technical skills to influence policy and legislation. Some of the areas that Travis touches upon in this episode include: 1. What is TechCongress 2. Examples of projects TechCongress fellows work on 3....

Duration:00:37:10

Ep 101: Entrepreneur in Residence @Amazon, Jiayi Liang, On Going from Product Manager to Founder

12/3/2017
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Jiayi Liang, joined Amazon as a Product Manager in their Amazon Web Services business. After a few years, she joined their Entrepreneur in Residence program. In this episode, she shares her experience as an EIR (including what it was like to present to Jeff Bezos), and how she made the move from Product Manager to EIR. Jiayi has a Bachelors in Economics from Beijing Foreign Studies University and MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Some of the areas that Jiayi touches...

Duration:00:49:17

Ep 100: Marketing Analytics in Tech, Ian Murdock, Senior Manager @Twilio

11/27/2017
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Ian Murdock, Senor Manager of Marketing Analytics at cloud communications platform company, Twilio, describes in detail what a Marketing Analyst in Tech does. Good listen for anyone interested in Data and Tech. Ian has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Houston, and MBA from Wharton, University of Pennsylvania. Some of the areas that Ian touches upon include: 1. Why Ian got interested in Analytics 2. What is Marketing Analytics 3. Examples of projects someone in this...

Duration:00:55:18

Ep 99: Conversation with Taylor Pearson, Author of The End Of Jobs

11/13/2017
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Taylor Pearson, Author of The End of Jobs: Money, Meaning and Freedom Without the 9-to-5, shares his thoughts on future of work, and his own journey as he transitioned from a full time job to writing a book and running a small business. Some of the areas that Taylor touches upon include: 1. Taylor answers the now famous Peter Thiel question - "What's one thing you believe in that no one agrees with you on" - Taylor thinks the skills of the future is going to be Marketing and the ability to...

Duration:00:39:56

[REBROADCAST] Organize Events To Build Your Network, Simon Kirk, Co-Founder @RaisedBy.Us

11/5/2017
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Simon Kirk, Co-Founder @RaisedBy.Us and Director of Business Development @InVisionApp, draws on his experience of organizing events over the last 10 years, and talks about how organizing events is a great way to build your own network. ​ As co-founder of RaisedBy.Us, Simon has closed relationships with some of the leading startups of New York including Foursquare, Blue Apron, Birchbox, Squarespace, and many others. Some of the areas we touch upon in this episode include: 1. What kind of...

Duration:00:46:37

Ep 97: Networking Tips for International Students, Helen Chou, from Taiwan to MBA @Wharton, PM @IBM

10/22/2017
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Helen Chou, came to the US for her MBA at The Wharton School. Before that, she was working with Asus in Taiwan. In this episode, Helen shares a candid account of the challenges she faced as she went through recruiting, how networking was a scary experience in the beginning, and how she learnt to do it. Thank you for listening!! Follow the show on Twitter @LED_Curator Website www.learneducatediscover.com/ Like us on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/learneducatediscover/ Email us at...

Duration:00:18:57