20 episodes

DIVE IN is a podcast for career development professionals committed to learning about diversity, inclusion, values, and equity as they relate to providing career counseling, career coaching, and career consulting. Dr. Marian Higgins, a career development professional and speaker, will share resources, strategies, and techniques that you will find useful in your work.

Dive In: A Podcast for Career Development Professionals Marian Higgins: Speaker and Podcaster

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    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

DIVE IN is a podcast for career development professionals committed to learning about diversity, inclusion, values, and equity as they relate to providing career counseling, career coaching, and career consulting. Dr. Marian Higgins, a career development professional and speaker, will share resources, strategies, and techniques that you will find useful in your work.

    Career Center Accountability Spaces

    Career Center Accountability Spaces

    Accountability spaces are a great way for you and your colleagues to collectively challenge and support each other while deepening your commitment to justice work.  In this episode, Tara Milliken, the assistant director for career services, training and communication at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, joins me to share her experience facilitating accountability spaces in the workplace.  She currently co-leads a space focused on race.  Tara discusses the purpose of accountability spaces, how you can facilitate them, different formats for this collective work, and the benefits and challenges in offering these spaces.
    Connect with Tara
    Twitter:@TaraMilliken
    Resources Mentioned
    ACPA Commission for Career Services
    ACPA Strategic Imperative for Racial Justice and Decolonization
    Debunking the Myth of Job Fit in Higher Education and Student Affairs, Edited by Brian J. Reece, Vu T. Tran, Elliott N. DeVore and Gabby Porcaro
    The Racial Healing Handbook, by Dr. Anneliese Singh
    On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life, by Dr. Sara Ahmed
    Seeing White- Seen on Radio Podcast
    Connect with Dive In
    Twitter: @diveincareer
    Instagram: @diveincareer
    Email: diveincareer@gmail.com
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    Podcast Hashtag: #diveincareer

    • 1 hr 1 min
    DEI Questions Answered

    DEI Questions Answered

    You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers.  In this episode, Joelle Murchison, founder and principal of ExecMommyGroup, joins me for a conversation to address diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) questions related to our work as career development professionals and higher education practitioners.  She shares her journey as a diversity champion in higher education, a non-profit, a corporation, and now as an entrepreneur.  She explains the differences in DEI work in higher education and the corporate sector, describes how she integrates DEI into a course she teaches, discusses strategies clients can use to determine a company's commitment to DEI, and identifies areas for career centers to consider as they develop their DEI strategy.
    Connect with Joelle
    Instagram: EMG
    Facebook: EMG- Exec Mommy Group
    LinkedIn: Joelle Murchison
    Website: https://execmommygroup.com/
    Resources Mentioned
    Conscious Kid 
    Race Forward
    The Color of Change
    Code Switch 
    We Can’t Talk About That at Work! By Mary Frances Winter
    Inclusive Conversations by Mary Frances Winter 
    Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit by Mary Frances Winter
    This Book is Antiracist by Tiffany Jewell
    Color Blind or Color Brave by Mellody Hobson 
    The Danger of a Single Story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    Connect with Dive In
    Twitter: @diveincareer
    Instagram: @diveincareer
    Email: diveincareer@gmail.com
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    Podcast Hashtag: #diveincareer

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Choosing Joy

    Choosing Joy

    Everyday we can choose joy.  In this episode, Maureen Sweatman, Chief Joy Officer at Joyful Living Coaching, reminds us joy is a choice and we can define it for ourselves. She encourages us to take small steps towards creating joy in our lives and provides some examples of how to do so.  Maureen shares strategies you can adopt to help clients and students who may need to tap into joy as they navigate life decisions. 
    Maureen is offering a special gift for Dive In listeners, so be sure to listen to the entire episode and connect with her via Joyful Living Coaching.  The gift and offer are available until December 31, 2020.    
    Connect with Maureen
    Joyful Living Coaching
    Facebook: Joyful Living Coaching
    Twitter: Maureen Sweatman
    Instagram: Maureen Sweatman
    LinkedIn: Maureen Sweatman
    Resources Mentioned
    Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
    Untamed by Glennon Doyle
    Super Attractor by Gabrielle Bernstein
    Emotional Agility by Susan David
    The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams
    Anchored in the Current: Discovering Howard Thurman as Educator, Activist, Guide, and Prophet by Gregory C. Ellison III
    Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel, Elizabeth Gilbert on Careers vs. Jobs
    Connect with Dive In
    Twitter: @diveincareer
    Instagram: @diveincareer
    Email: diveincareer@gmail.com
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    Podcast Hashtag: #diveincareer
     

    • 37 min
    Making Room for Positivity

    Making Room for Positivity

    Could you use some positivity in your life?  In this episode, Philip Wilkerson, host of the Positive Philter podcast, takes us on his journey to developing a positive outlook on life.  He shares strategies to coach clients and students on being positive as they explore career options.  Phil also talks about practicing gratitude, preserving his peace, and protecting his joy during the pandemic and a racial justice movement.  Lastly, he encourages career development professionals to integrate positivity into their daily work.
    Connect with Philip
    LinkedIn: Philip Willkerson III 
    Instagram: Positive Philter
    Twitter: Positive Philter
    Facebook: Positive Philter
    Twitter: Philip_W3
    Resources Mentioned
    The Science of Happiness
    The Science of Well-Being
    Five Minute Journal
    Happiness Lab Podcast
    Greater Good Science Center Podcast
    Connect with Dive In
    Twitter: @diveincareer
    Instagram: @diveincareer
    Email: diveincareer@gmail.com
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    Podcast Hashtag: #diveincareer

    • 49 min
    The Graduate Student Experience

    The Graduate Student Experience

    Graduate students are a unique population we serve.  In this episode, Fatim Lelenta, an assistant director and career coach who specializes in graduate student career development, at the New York University (NYU), Wasserman Center for Career Development joins me to share her perspective on working with graduate students.  She reflects on paying attention to the individual needs of these students and the benefits of using a holistic approach to help them navigate barriers and cultural nuances.
    Connect with Fatim
    LinkedIn: Fatim Lelenta
    Twitter: @fatim_lelenta
    Resources Mentioned
    Graduate Career Consortium
    ImaginePhD
    Versatile Ph.D.
    The Academic Job Search Handbook by Julia Miller Vick, Jennifer S. Furlong, and Rosanne Lurie
    Moving the Counseling Profession Forward: Strategies for Supporting the Personal and Professional Development of Counselor-in-Training by Fatim Lelenta
    Connect with Me
    Twitter: @diveincareer
    Instagram: @diveincareer
    LinkedIn: Marian Higgins
    Email: diveincareer@gmail.com
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    Podcast Hashtag: #diveincareer

    • 41 min
    First Generation Students of Color & Career Capital

    First Generation Students of Color & Career Capital

    How are you helping students develop their career capital?  In this episode, Mako Miller, Career Services Manager for Kauffman Scholars, identifies challenges first generation students of color may face in college and while they make career plans.  She discusses the significance of career capital and how to help first generation students of color develop their career capital.  She also talks about identity-conscious services and programming and shares ideas you can implement at your institution.
    Connect with Mako
    LinkedIn: Mako Miller
    Twitter: @MakoMillerKC
    Resources Mentioned
    Kauffman Scholars
    Kauffman Scholars on Twitter
    Closing the Opportunity Gap Edited by Vijay Pendakur
    National Career Development Association
    National Association for Colleges and Employers
    Forbes Diversity Articles
    Dirty Diversity Podcast
    Waking up White by Debby Irving
    White Like Me by Tim Wise
    Connect with Me
    Twitter: @diveincareer
    Instagram: @diveincareer
    LinkedIn: Marian Higgins
    Email: diveincareer@gmail.com
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    Podcast Hashtag: #diveincareer

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

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Impactful and Inspiring

Thank you for creating this space for professionals. I love the conversations and thought provoking questions you pose.

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Thank you for great content

Thank you for your labor in bringing great content to educators.

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Unlearning to be more inclusive

Dr. Higgins brings career services professionals a podcast to talk about diversity and inclusion and equip professionals with info to unlearn assumptions to improve our practice to better serve and prepare students. If you’re not thinking about intersectionality of identities in your approach with students, this podcast will help you see how tailoring your approach can support students.

I particularly appreciate the episode about moving beyond a statement. Long-term action and accountability is what is needed to make system changes. She asks great questions that continues to challenge me to be a better professional.

I wished I had this as a resource earlier in my career! It’s never too late.

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