Join us as we pull back the curtain to get a behind-the-scenes look at the unique, transdisciplinary, and inspiring careers of Claremont Graduate University alumni.
S02E09 “Thriving in Graduate School” featuring Stewart Donaldson
How do you make the most out of your graduate experience? Listen in as Stewart Donaldson, distinguished university professor and executive director of Claremont Evaluation Center, gives tips on thriving in graduate school and gaining lifetime connections. Discover how Donaldson––along with professors Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Jeanne Nakamura––developed the first research-focused PhD and MA programs in positive psychology. For a transcript of this episode, email cgupodcasts at gmail.com and include the episode title.
S02E08 “A Transdisciplinary Path” featuring Eve Oishi
Rather than focus on a single field, Eve Oishi took a transdisciplinary approach to designing her college path, letting all of her interests guide her. Share her course to becoming the chair of Cultural Studies at CGU. Gain tips on how to make the most of your college experience. For a transcript of this episode, email cgupodcasts at gmail.com and include the episode title.
S02E07 “Discovering the Meaning of Life” with Zack Bodner
What do you want to do? Who do you want to be? What is your purpose? Zack Bodner (MA, Philosophy of Religion and Theology, ’98), CEO of the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, tells us his remarkable journey in attempting to answer those questions for himself. Listen in as he talks about making a difference and not ruling out any possibilities that led to him interning for American social and political activist, Tom Hadden, before becoming a writer and discovering the “meaning of life.” Also, be sure to check out Zack’s book "Why Do Jewish? A Manifesto for 21st Century Jewish Peoplehood" when it comes out this summer. For a transcript of this episode, email cgupodcasts at gmail.com and include the episode title.
S02E06 “From Google, Gallop, and Deloitte to Becoming an Entrepreneur” featuring Kevin Campbell
How does one go from barely passing high school to having a six-figure job in the mortgage industry to working at Fortune 500 companies like Google, Gallop, and Deloitte? Listen to this episode as Kevin Campbell (MA, Organizational Psychology, ’15) shares his story and gives tips on what he learned from each company. Stay until the end to hear how he eventually founded Lifted Leadership, which helps inspire others to find their own path. For a transcript of this episode, email cgupodcasts at gmail.com and include the episode title.
S02E05 "The Art of Teaching" with Shamini Dias
CGU Director of Preparing Future Faculty Shamini Dias (PhD, Education, ’13) gives tips on engaging and leading people using each individual’s unique skillset. Enjoy hearing her path to becoming, as she calls it, “a teaching artist.” Dias uses her theatre experience to blend pedagogy methods and innovate and engage students in new ways.
For a transcript of this episode, email cgupodcasts at gmail.com and include the episode title.
S02E04 "An Unexpected Path to Education" with Dean DeLacy Ganley
How do you go from wanting to be a large-animal veterinarian to eventually becoming the Dean of the School of Educational Studies at Claremont Graduate University? Find out as DeLacy Ganley shares her remarkable journey and her work in educational reform. For a transcript of this episode, email cgupodcasts at gmail.com and include the episode title.
This podcast is so informative! It’s interesting to hear the stories and careers of fellow CGU alumni. Thank you for a great podcast CGU!
Worth the time!
This podcast provides valuable insight about how to stay motivated and set goals to achieve your career goals! Totally recommend it.
A great listen
A great new podcast to listen to. Absolutely interesting and informative! Would definitely recommend