26 episodes

Welcome to season 3 of Career Carrots--your podcast for nutritious career tidbits! Co-hosted by Allison Mander-Wionzek, Career Strategist, and Jules Unick, UBC student--we share unique stories, experiences, and advice to help students and young professionals with their careers. Follow us on Instagram @careercarrots

Jules Unick - 5th year Food, Nutrition and Health student in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems (LFS) at UBC.
Allison Mander-Wionzek - LFS Career Strategist at UBC.

Views expressed are not representative of LFS or UBC.
Music by: Missy D

Career Carrots Allison Mander-Wionzek; Jules Unick

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Welcome to season 3 of Career Carrots--your podcast for nutritious career tidbits! Co-hosted by Allison Mander-Wionzek, Career Strategist, and Jules Unick, UBC student--we share unique stories, experiences, and advice to help students and young professionals with their careers. Follow us on Instagram @careercarrots

Jules Unick - 5th year Food, Nutrition and Health student in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems (LFS) at UBC.
Allison Mander-Wionzek - LFS Career Strategist at UBC.

Views expressed are not representative of LFS or UBC.
Music by: Missy D

    S3 E4: Is it real or is it Fanta-sea? | Choosing Your “Dream Job"

    S3 E4: Is it real or is it Fanta-sea? | Choosing Your “Dream Job"

    In this episode of Career Carrots, Jules and Allison explain why we might not all have a "dream job" or passion. They share stories, unpack the history of the world of work and provide tips for how you can identify and pursue a career that provides meaning in your life (however you define that!).

    This episode was inspired by an episode of the podcast “The Psychology of your 20s” called “The Myth of the ‘Dream Job’”.



    Key moments:

    00:01:25 - Childhood dream jobs.

    00:02:20 - Allison's thoughts about "dream jobs" and why they aren't as straightforward as you have been told

    00:04:45 - Jules is challenged by the pressure to find a dream job.

    00:06:00 - Reframing our expectations around our early career jobs.

    00:07:40 - Allison's realization that her post-graduation dream job wasn't quite a dream after all

    00:10:00 - What if I don't have a dream job? The many reasons you might not, and why it's ok.

    00:15:25 - Get involved on campus! How to decide what to do now, so that you can figure out the best career fit for you.

    00:18:30 - Is LFS Career Strategist Allison's dream job?

    00:20:04 - Jules is still in the process of figuring it all out.

    00:20:45 - Credits

    • 21 min
    S3 E3: Lettuce Help You - Letters From Listeners Vol 1

    S3 E3: Lettuce Help You - Letters From Listeners Vol 1

    You asked and we answered! Jules & Allison respond to career questions from our listeners. Including, "where's Rob?" "Where's Vivian?" and more.

    If you want to ask us a question, write to us at the link in our Instagram bio @careercarrots.

    00:01:45 - Where are Rob and Vivian?

    00:02:22 - Rob pranks Thilini and Allison suffers for it

    00:07:05 - Big news

    00:08:00 - What's the difference between Work Learn and Co-op?

    00:09:58 - Is it important to do your master's degree at a different institution than your undergraduate degree?

    00:11:47 - What do I do if I hate my new job?

    00:17:23 - Shout outs!

    • 18 min
    S3 E2: Start Sprouting Experience | An Introduction to Co-op with Sanya Sivic

    S3 E2: Start Sprouting Experience | An Introduction to Co-op with Sanya Sivic

    Wondering how to gain relevant career experience as a
    student? Joining the Co-op Program is a great way for students to build skills and gain work experience to support their future career endeavors.

    In this episode, Allison and Jules sit down with Sanya
    Sivic, the LFS Co-op Coordinator, to learn more about the
    Science Co-op Program and what opportunities exist for LFS students.

     

    (2:42) Overview of Sanya’s role as LFS Co-op Coordinator

    (7:08) Sanya’s trajectory to becoming the Science Co-op
    Program

    (14:42) What excites Sanya about her role

    (21:26) Why students should apply to co-op

    (26:52) What co-op positions exist for LFS students

    (37:06) Employer benefits from taking on co-op students

    (39:40) Sanya’s hopes for the Co-op Program

    (41:05) What companies could benefit from joining the
    Co-op Program

    (42:03) How to determine if co-op is right for you

     

    Want to learn more?

    Contact Sanya at UBC Science Co-op
    Science Co-op Website: https://sciencecoop.ubc.ca/

    • 46 min
    S3 E1: Planting New Roots and Branching Out | Career Transitions

    S3 E1: Planting New Roots and Branching Out | Career Transitions

    Career Carrots is back for a new season! Meet your new co-hosts: Allison Mander-Wionzek, the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at UBC's Career Strategist, and Jules Unick, a fifth year Food, Nutrition, and Health student in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems.

    In this episode, Allison and Jules are joined by two career experts, Tony Botelho and Rob Kim, to talk about career transitions and uncertainty.

    Tony is the Managing Director of the UBC Career Centre and a major player in the field of career development in Canada.

    Rob is the Manager of Alumni Careers UBC and LinkedIn Top Voice. Rob has also held the role of LFS Career Strategist and supported LFS students through one-on-one advising and career workshops.

    We are incredibly lucky and thrilled to have these two joining us to share their insights and stories.

    (3:30) Rob transitions to a new job

    (5:55) Rob’s career trajectory

    (7:10) Tony’s career trajectory

    (11:06) How to navigate career decision-making as a student

    (17:30) Tony offers a beautiful metaphor

    (19:50) How Jules navigates career decisions

    (20:45) Managing stress

    (27:07) Childhood dream jobs

    (35:40) Takeaways

    • 39 min
    S2 E12: Seal You Later! | Season 2 Finale

    S2 E12: Seal You Later! | Season 2 Finale

    We've reached the end of season 2! Listen to this episode (that was recorded in-person together at the LFS Learning Centre for the first time!) to hear Rob and Vivian's reflections of the season, as well as how explicit reflection can benefit you in your career. Vivian shares what she found surprising while working on the podcast and a final takeaway from the season!



    (1:40) Learn about LFS400, a class on audio storytelling

    (4:50) What Vivian and Rob have learned from season 2

    (8:30) How explicit reflection can benefit your career

    (15:37) When Vivian started reflecting on herself

    (18:51) Something that surprised Vivian working on the podcast project

    (24:57) Final takeaways

    • 31 min
    S2 E11: Bee-lieve in Yourself | Jonathan's Community Garden

    S2 E11: Bee-lieve in Yourself | Jonathan's Community Garden

    You can't be what you can't see -- Many people come into university with certain careers in mind, and many people work in careers they never considered after university.



    In this episode, Rob is joined by Jonathan Javier, founder and CEO of Wonsulting. Today they'll be talking about a variety of career topics, including strategies for job searching, networking with others, and using LinkedIn to land your next job.



    (1:24) How it started(3:02) Jonathan's perseverance through his career(6:17) Tips for networking and seeking mentors(12:15) Building processes and systems for networking(16:19) Jonathan's top resume tip(18:51) Tips from Jonathan's LinkedIn Learning course, "Hacks to Land a Job Using LinkedIn" (23:55) A challenge Jonathan faced when he started posting on LinkedIn and how it has helped his career(31:18) Pros and cons of working for yourself(33:34) Wrapping up


    Follow Jonathan on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-wonsulting/) and learn more about Wonsulting (https://www.wonsulting.com/)

    • 37 min

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