39 episodes

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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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.

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

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

    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 wanted to start a podcast

    What he learned throughout the process of making his podcast

    And how John became an accountant after not having the GPA needed for the major in college

    You can follow John Brzozowski here.

    Check out these Quadbunk episodes:

    Zach's Appearance on Quadbunk

    Sajay Samuel Episode

    Christoph Hinkelmann Episode

    The You Fooked Up 45 Challenge - Runners First

    Show Notes

    Range by David Epstein - book

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    Follow Connor:

    Instagram @connorheine

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    Tell a friend to listen to new episodes of After School Program released every Tuesday at 5 AM EST

    Producer & Host: Zach McHale

    Editor & Host: Connor Heine

    Intro music created by Muscle Tough. IG: @muscletoughband

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

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

    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 concepts

    How she figured out her career while at Syracuse University

    What it’s like working as a woman in advertising

    Shelby’s appearance on The Price is Right

    What makes for good copy

    And why Shelby and her work partner made the entire office refer to them as Hellboys

    Follow Shelby:

    Instagram @sheebslouise 

    Twitter @sheebslouise 

    If you enjoyed listening to today's episode of After School Program, you can support the show by doing the following:

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    LinkedIn Zach McHale

    Twitter @zach_mchale

    Follow Connor:

    Instagram @connorheine

    Twitter @connorheine

    Tell a friend to listen to new episodes of After School Program released every Tuesday at 5 AM EST

    Producer & Host: Zach McHale

    Editor & Host: Connor Heine

    Intro music created by Muscle Tough. IG: @muscletoughband

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

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

    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 Harvard. Howard currently works at Facebook.

    In this episode:


    How Howard built Vote Compass and made his product have an international impact
    Why getting cut from his high school’s basketball team was a life-altering experience
    What it was like to attend law school at 19-years-old
    How Howard’s time working at the United Nations led him to pursue journalism
    And how Howard got into breakdancing

    You can follow Howard Cohen:

    Instagram | @howard.cohen44

    LinkedIn | Howard Cohen

    Twitter | @howardcohen0

    Facebook | Howard Cohen

    If you enjoyed listening to today's episode of After School Program, you can help support the show by doing the following:

    Follow us on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Amazon Music

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    Tell a friend to listen to new episodes of After School Program released every Tuesday at 5 AM EST

    Producer & Host: Zach McHale

    Editor & Host: Connor Heine

    Intro music created by Muscle Tough. IG: @muscletoughband

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

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

    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 from Penn State University, obtaining three degrees over five years: a Masters of Arts in creative writing, Bachelors of Arts in English, and a Bachelors of Arts in broadcast journalism. She loves storytelling in all realms of media, from television to books. She currently lives in New York.

    Chloe and Zach know each other from their time together at Penn State’s late-night comedy show After Hours.

    In this episode we talk about:


    The negative effects of perfectionism

    Techniques to work through perfectionism

    How Chloe crowdfunded nearly $10K to publish her book

    The mutual qualities of good scripts

    Why Chloe is taking a brief break from writing.

    Follow Chloe on Instagram: @ischloeawriter

    Subscribe to the PERF newsletter: ischloeawriter.substack.com

    If you enjoyed listening to today's episode of After School Program, you can help support the show by doing the following:

    Follow us on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Amazon Music

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    Tell a friend to listen to new episodes of After School Program released every Tuesday at 5 AM EST

    Producer & Host: Zach McHale

    Editor & Host: Connor Heine

    Intro music created by Muscle Tough. IG: @muscletoughband

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Investing in Companies, Learning Through Informationals, and Managing Your Peers | Ep. 27

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

    “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 informational

    Finding your mentors

    And opportunities through weak ties

    If you enjoyed listening to today's episode of After School Program, you can help support the show by doing the following:

    Follow us on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Amazon Music

    Write us a review on Apple Podcasts

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    Tell a friend to listen to new episodes of After School Program released every Tuesday at 5 AM EST

    Producer & Host: Zach McHale

    Editor & Host: Connor Heine

    Intro music created by Muscle Tough. IG: @muscletoughband

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Matchmaking, Dating Advice, & Birthday Clowns with Olivia Atwood | Ep. 26

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

    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 how Olivia started her matchmaking service Liv's Love Pool, her dating advice, being a fake patient for resident doctors, and her time as a birthday clown.

    You can find Olivia here: Instagram | Website

    And check out Liv's Love Pool: Instagram | Website

    If you enjoyed listening to today's episode of After School Program, you can help support the show by doing the following:

    Follow us on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Amazon Music

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    Tell a friend to listen to new episodes of After School Program released every Tuesday at 5 AM EST

    Producer & Host: Zach McHale

    Editor & Host: Connor Heine

    Intro music created by Muscle Tough. IG: @muscletoughband

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