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
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, 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.
DEI Questions Answered
In this episode, Joelle Murchison, founder and principal of ExecMommyGroup, addresses diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) questions related to our work as career development professionals and higher education practitioners. While sharing her journey as a diversity champion, she explains the differences in DEI work in higher education and the corporate sector, describes how she integrates DEI into a course she teaches, and discusses strategies clients can use to determine a company's commitment to DEI.
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.
Making Room for Positivity
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.
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.
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.
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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.
This Voice is Needed
As a fellow Career Services professional and person of color, this platform is needed. I love how all the episodes center on a important topic within high education and career development which is diversity, inclusion, values, and equity. I know some of the guest on this show and it is great to see them share their experiences and expertise with the podcast world. I think the host, Dr. Higgins, does a great job of pulling out the wonderful knowledge from her guests. Great show! Keep it up!