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The Work Seminar is the podcast for people with liberal arts advanced degrees considering work outside their fields of study. Join me for unscripted conversations with MAs, MFAs, PhDs, and the like who made the leap to adjacent or (seemingly) unrelated work after grad school. You'll hear about life's unexpected turns, what guests have learned along the way, their thoughts and advice for finding enjoyable work, and work's role in their lives.
 
Master the Job Search is hosted by Kelly Phelan, a Career Strategist and former Business School Professor. The show offers guidance to high achievers with advanced degrees interested in taking control of their careers and obtaining jobs they love. The show focuses on all aspects of the job search process, including evaluating job postings, tailoring applications, writing winning resumes and cover letters, standing out (for all the right reasons!) in job interviews, and successfully transitio ...
 
Keith Bevans, partner and global head of consultant recruiting at Bain & Company, dives deeper into the stories of some extraordinary Bain people, from their perspectives. You can read their business bios online, but those barely scratch the surface of who they are and the important work they are doing. If you would like to comment or give feedback on this series, please email our inbox at BeyondTheBio@Bain.com.
 
98.7 Chatt Tech…where 98.7 percent of our students earn a career. Chattahoochee Technical College is comprised of eight campuses that serve a six-county area in beautiful North Georgia: Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Gilmer, Paulding, Pickens. We’re proud to offer outstanding education and training services as part of the Technical College System of Georgia’s mission of “providing technical, academic and adult education and training focused on building a well-educated, globally competitive workforc ...
 
Cohort Sistas is a digital network that supports Black women pursuing research doctorates by providing resources, mentorship, and community. Hosted by Cohort Sistas founder Dr. Ijeoma Kola, the Cohort Sistas Podcast brings to life the stories, struggles, and successes of Black women with doctoral degrees and their lives beyond the degree. If you are interested in joining the Cohort Sistas community or you’re looking for more information on how to support or partner with Cohort Sistas, please ...
 
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It all started with a six-month break from her doctoral program. Elizabeth planned to earn a little money at the first viable job she landed. That extended into a full year of employment. And that begat a nine-year stint in pharma and her exit from academia. Since then, Elizabeth’s been an IT executive across varied industries. Nearly everywhere sh…
 
Companies want to hire individuals with a high adaptability quotient because they need employees who can not only survive, but thrive, in challenging and ever-changing situations. As a result, the adaptability quotient has bypassed IQ and EQ (emotional intelligence) as the primary means of evaluating job applicants. Candidates who are curious, will…
 
Holly dreamt of working in journalism and attending grad school since grade school. And live that dream she did. After earning her master’s in journalism from Columbia, she started in trade pubs, moved to reporting for her hometown The Tennessean, and then founded BirdDog. During that time, Holly’s field changed. Legacy journalism slowly and steadi…
 
Is your New Year’s Resolution for 2022 to find a new job? After two years of pandemic job losses, the Great Resignation, and the typical employment turnover, lots of people are looking to find a new job this year. If finding a new job or developing your career or professional reputation is your focus for 2022, check out 5 of the Best New Year’s Res…
 
Caitlin followed the script for landing a tenure-track position to a tee. Conference attendance and panels, publication, university service—you name it, she did it. And excelled at it. But after four years of her search yielding no viable offers, she shelved teaching and explored the non-academic job market. And in the process, she considered her v…
 
Dan underwent a “seismic shift” in perspective during the throes of finishing his MM in orchestral performance. After graduation, he stowed away his trumpet…and plans for a performance career. But after a few years, the musical itch resurfaced. He started playing and teaching private lessons again for fun. For work, he landed a general manager posi…
 
The connection between lobbying and helping organizations develop their board members and DEI programs can be easy to miss. But for Nikki, it’s a clear link. After gaining lobbying experience in grad school, at the state of Michigan under Governor (now US Secretary of Energy) Granholm, and in the nonprofit space, Nikki struck out on her own. But sh…
 
Today on the show we invite Dr. Thato Motlhalamme, who is here to impart some valuable and hard-won advice on pushing your comfort zones, trusting your voice, and standing up for yourself in spaces where you aren’t being heard! Author of Holding the Knife's Edge: Journeys of Black Female Scientists, Dr. Motlhalamme tells the story of her life-long …
 
As Naomi’s martial arts studio grew, her time creating art dwindled. She enrolled in a low-residency MFA visual arts program to combat the imbalance. But rather than doubling down on the bifurcation between professional and personal, she tore down the “imaginary brick wall.” Infusing her artwork with her perspective from years of martial arts pract…
 
WALT CONSTANTINI DIRECTOR OF AVIATION PROGRAMS MOHAWK VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE Aircraft mechanics are among the highest paid careers in the trades. The one-year A&P certificate will earn you an average pay of $70,000. These technicians are in high demand in all 50 states. Find out how to find apprenticeships and affordable training at community col…
 
There's a common perception that if you wish to pursue academia and tenure, then you need to solely focus on institutional work. Today I'm speaking with Dr. Bukola Salami, an Associate Professor of Nursing and Director of the Intersections of Gender Program at the University of Alberta, who is living proof that that isn't the only way. Dr. Salami r…
 
There’s the not-unfamiliar route of a fine arts education preceding a media career. And then there’s Jaleh’s path: an MS in digital media turned visual artist who’s amassed over 200k followers on TikTok, and 115k+ on Instagram, since she started painting in October 2020 (!). But overnight success narratives are rarely that simple. Or sudden. Jaleh’…
 
Are you submitting job applications but not getting invitations for interviews? A job search can be quite a tedious process. It often takes longer than we expect. And we don't always get the attention we think we deserve. To help you speed up your job search process, here are 6 mistakes you may be making and how to easily fix them to get better att…
 
Rebecca Burack, a partner in our Boston office, transitioned from an industrial engineering career to consulting after learning about Bain through her manager who was pursuing a career at the firm. Once joining Bain, Rebecca did everything to avoid private equity cases, but as she accelerated within her career, she learned why it's important to jum…
 
Many of us anchor our self-worth to our achievements, be they academic, physical, or fiscal. While we may find it motivating in the short term, the long-term effects of this can often result in unhealthy coping mechanisms and a paradoxically low sense of self-worth. Our guest today, Dr. Adia Gooden, is a licensed clinical psychologist, speaker, and…
 
Christina watched her adjunct spots, and tentative career plans, evaporate as the Great Recession exacted its toll on higher ed. Faced with fewer classes and less income, she opened her job search to larger cities where she’d have a better shot putting her MA in public address and background in graphic design to good use outside academia. And far o…
 
If you want a new job in 2022, start job hunting now. Traditionally, January and February are the most popular hiring months. But that doesn’t mean you have to wait until the New Year to start applying. This episode gives you 5 convincing reasons to start job hunting now if you want a new job in 2022. Have you grabbed your copy of the 4 Facts High …
 
UX=User Experience So, what is the UX Design & Development program? This is where you learn to create apps, websites, software, and other products. The Official Podcast of Chattahoochee Technical College See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By BG Podcast Network
 
While navigating a doctoral degree program as a Black woman has its challenges, if you are an immigrant studying in the USA, this path can be even more difficult. Today we speak with Dr. Clara Mundia from Kenya who received her Ph.D. in Environmental Resources and Policy from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and now works as a research dir…
 
Lizz took the well-tread barista-by-day, writer-by-night path after finishing DePaul’s MA in writing and publishing program. When work became heavy on the baristaing and light on the writing, she threw her hat in the ring to teach a section of developmental education at nearby Wilbur Wright College. Fast forward ten years, Lizz is now the dean of c…
 
Feeling burntout? Struggling to maintain work-life balance? Thanksgiving is a great chance to take a day off. But what about the rest of the year? Do you avoid taking your vacation days? Do you work long hours, nights, and weekends? Or can you say you have a sense of work-life balance? This episode provides three strategies to help you overcome bur…
 
Christophe De Vusser, a partner in our Brussels office and the head of our EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) private equity practice, joined Bain after leaving his purchasing and strategic sourcing career at Proctor and Gamble (P&G). Seeking more opportunity that Bain could offer, Christophe found himself enjoying work in the private equity pra…
 
RAY THOMAS What is Advanced Manufacturing? Today, it includes million-dollar machines, logistics, IOT, and cybersecurity. Ray Thomas, Dean of Advanced Manufacturing explains this industry and tells us about two good jobs that don't require four-year degrees. Mechatronics and welding are two manufacturing jobs that pay well. They don't require four-…
 
There are many variables that impact the doctoral and postdoctoral experience. One of these is undoubtedly location. Today's guest, Dr. Anna Hood, has unique insight into higher education both here in the US, and in the UK, having completed her Ph.D. at Washington University, and now working as a lecturer in psychology at the University of Manchest…
 
Candi finished her MA in social sciences with plans to continue studying her beloved medieval French peasants in a PhD program. Then the unexpected happened: The sourcing job she took during a year off grew on her. After two or three years of internal debate over the doctoral route, Candi opted to focus her career in supply chain. Since then, she’s…
 
Everyone wants a promotion, right? Most people would rather take a promotion they're completely unprepared and unqualified for it, rather than turn it down. Just because the overwhelming majority of people are fixated on getting a promotion, not everyone is. There are plenty of reasons to shun a promotion opportunity. If you are offered a promotion…
 
Are you looking for a high-demand job? Do you want to be a part of solving some of the biggest and most pressing problems in the world? The Supply Chain Management and Logistics program might be for you. The Official Podcast of Chattahoochee Technical College See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Kelly Boone Swaintek, a partner in our Austin office, transitioned to a career in consulting after serving in the U.S. Army. Knowing firsthand the challenges veterans face reentering civilian life and the workforce, Kelly has made it her mission to support veteran Bainies transition from one career to the next as well as advocate recruiting them an…
 
Dave felt destined for life as a jazz percussionist, and he pursued that passion in earnest. The website design skills he picked up thanks to a “misspent youth” were intended to help pay the bills in between gigs and teaching. But what started as a means to supplement his income soon shifted into his main bread and butter. Now the co-founder of Scr…
 
Are you always looking for the next step forward in your career? Would you consider moving laterally? Perhaps taking a step backward? Even taking a demotion? To a large extent, many of us are always chasing the next big promotion, but progress, particularly in your career is not always a smooth, constant journey forward. Sometimes it is necessary t…
 
While we have made great strides toward racial and gender equity over the last century, disparities still remain in fairness and equal opportunity. Unfortunately, one of the sectors where these disparities are the easiest to spot is in STEM. Today on The Cohort Sistas Podcast, you’ll hear from Dr. Carlotta Berry, a professor in the Department of El…
 
ELLEN MURPHY Medical assistants do not need college degrees. They need to pass a Registered Medical Assistant exam certification through American Medical Technologists (AMT) that usually takes 5-9 months. Any training program should offer classroom instruction and clinical experience (in a medical facility). Contact your state Department of Labor t…
 
Anita Cohen and Andrew Kunkel, partners in our Chicago office, didn’t plan on specializing in private equity, but once they were exposed to the world of fast-paced cases and non-standard approaches to problem-solving, they fell in love with the work. Anita and Andrew share their journeys into private equity and PEG, our private equity group, and ex…
 
Thank you for tuning in to another episode of the Cohort Sistas Podcast. Here today to share her journey is Dr. Bianca Goodrum, a licensed counselor and assistant professor at Our Lady of the Lake University. Dr. Goodrum’s dissertation focused on the stories of grief counselors’ self-care and wellness practices and, in today’s episode, she shares h…
 
Gillian relocated from New York City to Chicago to explore her identity as a creative writer in grad school after a decade in technical writing and corporate communications jobs. Fast forward a couple years after finishing her MA in writing and publishing, the opportunity to work as a content strategist presented itself. She seized it and never loo…
 
Careers don’t just happen. You need to take a proactive approach. Working a job isn’t enough. As James Clear says in his book, Atomic Habits, “a 1% improvement every day for a year results in you being 37 times better at the end of those 365 days.” Working IN your job is likely to improve your career a little bit. But purposefully working ON your c…
 
LOU SPENCER A network engineer explains how to learn a high-paying IT job with no college. Lou Spencer was working in customer service when she earned a $3000 entry-level IT certificate in network engineering and doubled her income. Lou is flourishing in a career where black, female IT professionals are only 3% of the tech workforce. She tells you …
 
As Gettysburg College’s first black administrator, and the only black woman to ever be a full professor at the college, Dr. Jennifer Bloomquist has many stories to share from her 20 year career. Although there have been challenges of being immersed in all-white spaces at the college, Jennifer has always felt that the institution has invested in hel…
 
Are you considering a career change? Perhaps to a different industry? Many people would like to make a career pivot but are unsure how to take their previous experience and demonstrate they can do a job that seems “unrelated.” When pivoting or making a major career change it's important to acknowledge your past experiences and accomplishments and a…
 
Welcome to The Work Seminar, the podcast for people with liberal arts advanced degrees considering work outside their fields of study. Season 1 is coming soon! Follow the show to hear MAs, MFAs, PhDs, and the like share their stories of finding adjacent and (seemingly) unrelated work after grad school. Check us out at theworkseminar.com or @TheWork…
 
Welcome to another episode of the Cohort Sistas Podcast. Here today to discuss her work on Black girlhood and Black joy, and how she slowed down the doctoral journey to focus on fertility, is tenured professor Dr. Monique Lane. During this conversation, she shares how she published her dissertation in a book called Engendering #BlackGirlJoy. How to…
 
Prior to the pandemic, only about 3.5% of Americans worked remotely halftime or more. But now that so many people spent the past year and a half working remotely, there is more and more interest in doing so. Research has shown roughly a third of workers prefer jobs that are at least hybrid. And 27% would like roles that do not require them to go in…
 
Doing a single postgraduate degree is hard enough under normal circumstances, and a real challenge during a pandemic. Dr. Tonia Burgess not only completed her Ph.D. during this time, but it was also her third degree in less than 10 years. Join us today as we discuss where she found the inspiration to start a master's and a Ph.D. after a nearly 30-y…
 
Remote work has been with us for a year and a half now. Some companies are realizing the benefits to WFH (work from home) or even WFA (work from anywhere) and trying to effectively evolve their remote and hybrid models. In the meantime, many employees are struggling to remain connected to their colleagues and showcase their productivity to their su…
 
Today’s guest started out her college educational career in the field of chemistry, but when she was exposed to the lack of focus on non-traditional end users in the field of engineering, she decided to pursue a PhD which looked at how to improve the methodology of design. Dr. Malena Agyemang’s PhD journey had a few bumps in the road, and in today’…
 
A lot of people feel totally disconnected from their colleagues and peers right now. Remote work arrangements, high turnover, and general chaos in workplace operations due to a revolving door of new hires and swift departures are to blame. This episode describes three ways to help you re-establish your own standing within the organisation and help …
 
In this episode, you will learn why Chattahoochee Tech should be your choice to study marketing. You can study marketing at bigger and more expensive schools, but you don't have to. The Official Podcast of Chattahoochee Technical College See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By BG Podcast Network
 
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