14 episodes

This is a podcast for the students, alumni, staff, and community members of the University of Washington. We will be talking about all the things that our center does and is working on as well as bringing in guests that can share their past experiences and their current work.

Career Talks CJ Sanchez

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This is a podcast for the students, alumni, staff, and community members of the University of Washington. We will be talking about all the things that our center does and is working on as well as bringing in guests that can share their past experiences and their current work.

    A Success Story in Landing a Job After Graduation, How Madi Oversby showed Persistence and Networked to Land a Role with Disney

    A Success Story in Landing a Job After Graduation, How Madi Oversby showed Persistence and Networked to Land a Role with Disney

    In this episode, we will be meeting with Madi Oversby to learn what she had done to find positions, share her story, and connect with various employers while using resources to find out about and connect with future opportunities. From lifeguarding to internships with Disney, hear how Madi was able to persevere both in the job search and graduating in these tough times.

    • 29 min
    Jumpstarting Your Career By Working in a Startup: An Interview with Tiffany Nakamitsu

    Jumpstarting Your Career By Working in a Startup: An Interview with Tiffany Nakamitsu

    In this episode, we get to meet with an energetic and active alumni Tiffany Nakamitsu to hear more about how she worked through three different majors and how she ended up working at a start-up that gave her the insight into creating one for herself one day. We also get to hear about the great services that SeekOut provides by helping diversify our workforce. 

    To connect with Tiffany, you can find her LinkedIn here. https://www.linkedin.com/in/tiffanynakamitsu/

    • 37 min
    Landing a Role in a Fortune 500 Company with an English Degree: Nicey Hilton's Journey

    Landing a Role in a Fortune 500 Company with an English Degree: Nicey Hilton's Journey

    In this episode, UW alumna Nicey Hilton, who majored in English, will share creative tips to help alumni get a job and succeed in today’s complex work environments. She has had a long, successful business career in healthcare and tech, starting at pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly before moving on to consulting.

    If you liked this episode and would like to hear more from Nicey you can find her on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/nicey-hilton/ and read an article that she has written for the Career and Internship Center. “

    • 41 min
    Bridging Activism and Higher Education: Meeting with the Associate Director of the UW Q Center, Val Schweigert

    Bridging Activism and Higher Education: Meeting with the Associate Director of the UW Q Center, Val Schweigert

    In this episode we take a chance to meet with Valerie Schweigert, the new Associate Director at the UW Q Center to hear all about their experiences working within a space dedicated to the advocacy and uplifting of LGBTQ+ identities, with a heavy focus on people of color in its mission. Tune in to learn what it's like to be in both an academic, activist, and community organizing space. 

    • 34 min
    From Southern California to Seattle, from Bellevue College to UW, Getting to Talk to Eli Heller

    From Southern California to Seattle, from Bellevue College to UW, Getting to Talk to Eli Heller

    In this episode, we get some great insight from one of my close teammates and friends Eli Heller. We learn about what it was like as an academic advisor at Bellevue College, attending Seattle University for Graduate Studies, coaching Pre Health students, and the importance of identity in the workplace. 

    • 30 min
    One of the Husky 100, Talking with Gillian Duenas.

    One of the Husky 100, Talking with Gillian Duenas.

    In this episode, we will be getting the chance to hear from Gillian Duenas, who is a new alum and current student in the school of social work. We get to hear about what it was like being a part of the student campus, as well as what experiences really helped shaped some decisions. As with all of our guests Gillian shares some valuable advice on what to do while you are exploring your time as a student. 

    • 26 min

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