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Find out how successful young professionals navigate life after school. Zach McHale, a former production associate at NBC News's "Stay Tuned," and Connor Heine, a Philadelphia sound engineer working with bands including “Muscle Tough,” have conversations with young professionals across various fields, including some that are quite literally off the beaten path. The purpose of After School Program is to blend captivating stories, light-hearted banter, and personal insight into how people approach life after school.

Find out how successful young professionals navigate life after school. Zach McHale, a former production associate at NBC News's "Stay Tuned," and Connor Heine, a Philadelphia sound engineer working with bands including “Muscle Tough,” have conversations with young professionals across various fields, including some that are quite literally off the beaten path. The purpose of After School Program is to blend captivating stories, light-hearted banter, and personal insight into how people approach life after school.

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United States

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Find out how successful young professionals navigate life after school. Zach McHale, a former production associate at NBC News's "Stay Tuned," and Connor Heine, a Philadelphia sound engineer working with bands including “Muscle Tough,” have conversations with young professionals across various fields, including some that are quite literally off the beaten path. The purpose of After School Program is to blend captivating stories, light-hearted banter, and personal insight into how people approach life after school.

Language:

English


Episodes

Developing Range and Overcoming Your Own Mistakes | Ep. 31 - John Brzozowski

8/24/2021
John Brzozowski is a 25-year-old accountant at Ernst and Young. John also co-hosts the @quadbunk podcast with @esmitty88, where they try to elicit value from their guests' experiences and banter on a wide range of topics for some easy listening. John graduated from Penn State University with a Master's in Accounting. In this episode: John’s advice for those studying for the CPA exam Being your own biggest advocate Why he believes pursuing other interests benefits your career Why John...

Duration:00:52:19

Commercial Production, Women in Advertising, & Hellboys | Ep. 30 - Shelby Guller

8/18/2021
Shelby Guller is a copywriter currently based in LA. She's written for some of the world's biggest brands, including Starbucks, Uber, MasterClass, Coke, General Mills, and more... but she's kinda bad at writing her own bios. You can see her work on the side of many major highways. Or wherever you're watching an enjoyable piece of content. It'll be that thing you skip before it. In this episode: What the commercial production process looks like How Shelby comes up with advertising...

Duration:00:46:49

Increasing International Voter Turnout and Attending Law School at 19-Years-Old | Ep. 29 - Howard Cohen

8/10/2021
Howard is an award-winning entrepreneur who helped scale a technology company that increased voter turnout in democracies around the world. He’s worked at the UN and as a litigation attorney at an international law firm. He also has experience working in journalism at CNN and Global News and in Public Policy for the former Under Secretary of State for Public Affairs. He was named a ‘Global Shaper’ by the World Economic Forum and received his J.D. and Master’s from McGill University and...

Duration:00:39:16

Writing a Book at 25-Years-Old and the Flaws of Perfectionism with Chloe Cullen | Ep. 28

8/3/2021
Chloe Cullen is a writer, scripted television comedy assistant at CAA, and a recovering perfectionist. At 25-years-old, Chloe is set to release her first book, PERF, later this fall. The novel explores the ignored side of perfectionism. Chloe’s work has also been published in TINGE Magazine, Please See Me, and other publications. She has worked at entertainment agencies, management firms, and production companies in talent representation and development. Chloe graduated magna cum laude...

Duration:01:23:20

Investing in Companies, Learning Through Informationals, and Managing Your Peers | Ep. 27

7/21/2021
“If you reach out to people asking for a job, they're gonna give you advice. And if you reach out to people asking for advice, you'll probably get a job.” Andrew is a 33-year-old head of business development at a private equity fund. In this episode we talk about: Becoming numb to rejection When to pass a prospect on to an expert The difficulties in managing your peers Balancing work while obtaining an MBA Andrew’s journey through the start-up world Learning through...

Duration:01:07:38

Matchmaking, Dating Advice, & Birthday Clowns with Olivia Atwood | Ep. 26

7/13/2021
Olivia Atwood is a writer, actress, fitness instructor and matchmaker who loves Pret A Manger brownies and hates when Pret A Manger is out of brownies. A SAG-eligible and EMC actress, Olivia has been called “riotous” by Time Out New York and her comedic duo has been hailed as a “modern-day Lucy and Ethel” by StageBuddy. Her favorite pastime is gossiping about the Bachelor and your most recent Hinge date. She also thinks you should join the Love Pool probably. In this episode, we talk about...

Duration:01:01:38

Virtual Events and Scaling From 4 to 50 Employees with Arianna Rehak | Ep. 25

7/6/2021
Arianna Rehak is Co-Founder and CEO of Matchbox Virtual Media. The company co-produces virtual events for associations. Matchbox Virtual was founded in 2019, starting with four employees. Once the pandemic began, more companies were forced to work remotely and demand for virtual events soared. The company had to scale from 4 to 50 employees in just 8 months. In this episode we talk about: How Arianna created Matchbox Virtual Scaling the company while maintaining its culture How to use...

Duration:00:58:57

Building a 7-Figure Business in College with Entrepreneur Connor Gross | Ep. 24

6/29/2021
Connor Gross (@c_gro) is a 24-year-old entrepreneur who sold his 7-figure business Cardly, while he was still attending college at Northeastern University. After graduation, Connor joined the e-commerce marketing company Privy. He left after less than a year to focus on buying and building businesses. He currently owns a car illustration company, a photo editing business, and a tiny house blog. He also hosts his own podcast The Next Generation Podcast, where he interviews the 20somethings...

Duration:01:02:31

Spreading Joy, Finding Your Style, and Learning to Say No with Digital Artist Lauren (Lo) Harris | Ep. 23

6/22/2021
“I feel like a lot of people have definitely started to question how they relate to work, how they're treated at work, and how they balance their lives.” Lauren (Lo) Harris (@loharris_art) is a NYC-based digital artist who specializes in illustration and motion design. After graduating from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in 2018, she's created graphics and illustrations for a variety of brands and publications including, but not limited to, NBC News, The New York...

Duration:01:05:18

Sales, Hiking, and Making Work From Home Work For You with Sales Development Representative Jack Divney | Ep. 22

6/15/2021
"While you're young and don't have a mortgage to pay or kids to feed, you might as well go find what you like. And then do your best to incorporate that throughout your life and hopefully, that crosses over into your career as well." Jack Divney (@jdivsauce22) is a 26-year-old sales development representative at Segment, a customer data software company. He's a Colorado transplant who navigates the sales world when he’s not outside. Jack is an avid skier, hiker, novice climber, and always...

Duration:00:52:55

Running 200-Mile Races and Breaking Mental Barriers with Ryan Lange | Ep. 21

6/8/2021
"There's something that you could push yourself in physically or mentally that makes you a tougher individual." Ryan Lange is a 24-year-old ultramarathon runner and business owner. He became the youngest person to ever run a 200-mile race at just 20-years-old. Ryan's objective is to show others the value created by pushing your body and brain to their absolute limits. Ryan owns and operates an outdoor apparel company (Live GenZ), a product development company (Persistent Design &...

Duration:00:54:32

eCommerce, Fear-Setting, & Running a Sports and Apparel Franchise with Sales Development Manager Max Busca | Ep. 20

6/1/2021
"If you're ever trying to build confidence in whatever you're doing, go to dinner by yourself." Max Busca is a Sales Development Manager at the eCommerce startup MikMak. MikMak helps brands connect their digital investments to online retailer insights. After an internship heading into his senior year, Max realized that finance wasn't the career path he wanted to take. He connected with a college alumni who started a sports and apparel company, Destination Athlete. Max ended up purchasing...

Duration:01:17:55

Venture Capital, SpaceX, & Climate Solutions with Sam Levac-Levey | Ep. 19

5/25/2021
"You can always perfect anything infinitely, but at a certain point, it's time to let it go." Sam is a mechanical engineer from Montreal, Canada. He has pursued a wide range of engineering experiences in over five different industries, including rockets at SpaceX, energy storage at Tesla, and electric flying cars at Lilium Aviation. His current focus is helping to solve the climate crisis. He’s a leader and organizer of a highly active and entrepreneurial climate community called Work on...

Duration:01:39:25

Dancing, Coding, and Designing Your Life with Software Engineer Julia de Lorimier | Ep. 18

5/11/2021
“I came to the realization that I didn't need to have an income that depended on the thing I loved in order to keep doing it and loving it. “ Julia de Lorimier (@jldelorimier) is a software engineer for Betterment, a savings and investing FinTech company. While studying abroad in Brazil, Julia decided to switch her major from philosophy to psychobiology. When she graduated, she taught SAT and ACT prep to high schoolers, while she pursued her dancing career at a conservatory. Julia came to...

Duration:01:35:58

EDM Shows, Producing Music, and Reinvesting in Yourself with DJ and Music Producer Erich Hoffman aka "Sweet Teeth" | Ep. 17

5/4/2021
"Be content with doing both. You don't have to go all-in on one thing." Erich Hoffman (@sweetteethmusic) is a Music Producer and DJ who goes by the name of "Sweet Teeth". His journey as an artist started in a high school elective class called 'Technology in Music' with learning the basics of audio engineering in GarageBand. He now has played his songs for thousands of people across the country and amassed millions of streams online. Erich is represented by Segeth Entertainment and Mint...

Duration:01:27:47

Sports, Befriending Your Idols, and Work-Life Balance with Account Executive Rob Breck | Ep. 16

4/27/2021
"There's only so much you can learn about a profession from reading about it or hearing about it. You just got to go out and do it." Rob Breck is an account executive at Audacy, formerly known as CBS Radio and Entercom. He represents some of the biggest brands in sports, music, and news by executing sponsorship and marketing agreements through digital, audio, and social. After various internships in Broadcast Journalism, Rob realized that while he wanted to work within the sports industry,...

Duration:00:54:34

Performing in France and Discovering Your Passion in College with Musician Kyle Sparkman | Ep. 15

4/20/2021
Kyle Sparkman (@kylesparkman) is a guitarist and singer-songwriter based in Philadelphia. His music has been described as indie-funk or a combination of “Mac DeMarco, John Frusciante, Tom Misch, and some disco rolled into one.” Kyle recently released his live sessions EP “Alive and Well”. His music and videos have been streamed over 400,000 times. Kyle discovered his passion for performing while studying Economics at the University of Clemson. He did a semester abroad in Paris, France...

Duration:00:50:39

Working in Publishing and Why You Can Major in English with Katherine Churchill | Ep. 14

4/13/2021
"Sometimes, I think the path of least resistance is actually leading you somewhere good." Katherine Churchill is pursuing her Ph.D. in English at the University of Virginia. She's previously held positions at Resolution Media, Prestel Publishing, and W. W. Norton & Company. Katherine finished her undergraduate at Bowdoin College in 2016. In this episode: (0:40) Deciding to go back to school (4:11) Katherine's interest in reading as a child (8:40) Her experience teaching English in...

Duration:00:33:24

Producing for Peacock, Interning at Saturday Night Live, and Navigating a Career in Entertainment with Associate Producer Lauren Seely | Ep. 13

4/6/2021
"It's not going to be an easy path to become what you want to be. But if you're passionate about it, and you said yes, then do it. Do what it takes to get there." Lauren Seely (@laurenakseely) was an Associate Producer at NBC News’s The Overview, which streamed on Peacock. She was previously a Production Coordinator at NBC News and A&E. During college, Lauren was an intern at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and was one of Lorne Michaels’s interns at Saturday Night Live. Lauren...

Duration:01:06:23

Reflections on Ep. 1-12 | Pt. 2

3/30/2021
In this special episode of After School Program, we reflect on our experience with the podcast so far, including what we've learned throughout the process, our favorite moments, and the best insight from guests in Episodes 7-12. This is Part 2 of the two-part series. We'll return to normal interview episodes again on Tuesday. In this episode: (0:25) Reflecting on Episode 7 with Comedian/Musician Josh Harmon (7:40) Reflecting on Episode 8 with MSNBC Associate Producer Dan Corey (11:24)...

Duration:00:44:18