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Journey to Jupiter is a podcast for teens and twentysomethings who are figuring out who they want to be when they grow up. Hosted by certified life coach Jetaun Davis, the show will help young adults discover new careers and gain insight into key life lessons that are essential to leading a life of fulfillment and success.

Journey to Jupiter: Discover the Life You'll Create Jetaun Davis

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Journey to Jupiter is a podcast for teens and twentysomethings who are figuring out who they want to be when they grow up. Hosted by certified life coach Jetaun Davis, the show will help young adults discover new careers and gain insight into key life lessons that are essential to leading a life of fulfillment and success.

    A Journey in Information Technology: Meet Marcus Jackson

    A Journey in Information Technology: Meet Marcus Jackson

    (This episode was recorded on Saturday, March 13, 2021.)
    Raised in Hammond, Louisiana, Marcus Jackson is an information technology professional serving as the Director of Acquisitions and Divestitures for Supply Chain Technology at Johnson & Johnson (J&J). He joined J&J in 2006 through the Information Technology Leadership Development Program and has held roles of increasing responsibility within each of J&J’s sectors.
    Prior to starting his career journey, Marcus earned both a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems and a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from the University of Notre Dame.  He serves on the Academic Advisory Board at Remington College of Baton Rouge, LA, as well as is actively engaged in the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank Diversity & Inclusion Council.
    In this episode, Marcus shares:
    How he decided which college to attend and which job to accept coming out of college  
    What inspired him to switch his major from chemical engineering to management information systems  
    How your college GPA can impact your chances of getting an internship  
    Why it’s important to put yourself in a position to have options in your career  
    The importance of mentorship AND sponsorship  
    Why it was so hard to get toilet paper and paper towels at the beginning of the pandemic  
    How he’s integrated his passion for information technology and theology in his life  
    Also mentioned in this episode:
    National Society of Black Engineers  
    Connect with Marcus on LinkedIn!
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    Produced by Ken Inge of Dead End Hip Hop

    • 1 hr 17 min
    An Academic Advisor & Social Justice Advocate: Meet Chadwick Hixon

    An Academic Advisor & Social Justice Advocate: Meet Chadwick Hixon

    Chadwick Hixon earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Emory University. Following graduation, he worked in the legal field for 5 years as a paralegal before deciding to pursue work in higher education and earning a Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership from Mercer University. He subsequently held roles in college admissions for working professionals at Mercer University & academic advising at Georgia State University.  


    Chadwick now serves as an Academic Advisor in the Office for Undergraduate Education at Emory University and as an assistant coach for the Centennial High School Varsity Boys Basketball Team in Roswell, Georgia.
     
    In this episode, Chadwick shares:
    How he ended up playing basketball in college even after not getting recruited for a scholarship  
    His journey as a transfer student that took him to three different college campuses  
    Challenges he encountered as a college student  
    Why he lost interest in bankruptcy law and pivoted to a career in higher education  
    How he became interested in academic advising specifically  
    The connection between academic advising and social justice  
    Why it’s as equally as important to figure out what you like and don’t like  
    How to get the most from your college experience  
    Also mentioned in this episode:
    Kappa Alpha Psi Black Men’s Initiative at Emory University  
    Connect with Chadwick on LinkedIn and Twitter!
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    Produced by Ken Inge of Dead End Hip Hop

    • 48 min
    Returning to Normalcy....Are We?

    Returning to Normalcy....Are We?

    It’s been over a year now since COVID-19 reached the U.S. and turned things upside down. Thankfully, today is a new day as many have become vaccinated or are making plans to do so.
     
    It seems then that we’re working our way to back to normalcy…..but are we, really?
     
    Mentioned in this episode:
    March 2021 Jobs Report Update  
    McKinsey Global Institute’s “The Future of Work After COVID-19” report  
    How Google’s New Career Certificates Could Disrupt the College Degree  
    Amazon’s AWS Cloud Training  
    Episode 8: What’s More Important Than College in Your Life Journey -----
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    • 21 min
    Journey to Jupiter Turns 2!

    Journey to Jupiter Turns 2!

    Thank you all for tuning in to Journey to Jupiter during our second year!
    Here's a quick message giving thanks for your support in year #2 and some ideas about the show's future.
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    • 9 min
    A Journey in Public Administration: Meet Moryah Jackson

    A Journey in Public Administration: Meet Moryah Jackson

    A first-generation college graduate, Moryah Jackson earned a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College and went on to earn a Master of Public Administration from the University of South Carolina in Columbia.
     
    She has held several roles within the higher education and non-profit sectors but now serves as the Vice President for Community Development and Engagement for United Community Bank.
     
    The twists and turns on her career path have allowed her to meet Colin Powell, be featured in a book by the late Sir Ken Robinson and coordinate an event for Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative.
     
    In this episode, Moryah shares:
    How the TRIO program helped her prepare for and navigate the college search process  
    The importance of having real work experience when looking for jobs and the benefits of apprenticeship programs  
    How you can learn and benefit from losses. Though she did not win the school board position she wanted, she did earn a nice job offer due to the exposure her campaign gave her.  
    Why building and staying engaged with your network is important  
    How she leveraged her previous professional experience into a newly created role  
    Also mentioned in this episode:
    Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship  
    Apprenticeship Carolina  
    Clemson University’s National Men of Color Summit  
    Furman University’s Diversity Leaders Initiative  
    Connect with Moryah on LinkedIn!
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    Produced by Ken Inge of Dead End Hip Hop

    • 1 hr 4 min
    From U.S. Air Force Intelligence Officer to Director of Talent Acquisition: Meet Ivan Perry

    From U.S. Air Force Intelligence Officer to Director of Talent Acquisition: Meet Ivan Perry

    Ivan Perry currently serves as the director of talent acquisition for Choice Hotels International. He has spent close to 10 years in the retained executive search industry. Before his career in executive search, Ivan served in the U.S. Air Force, trained as an intelligence officer and acquisitions program manager. He had several assignments overseas, including three tours in Afghanistan.
     
    Ivan graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science in management and graduated with a Master of Science in organizational communication at Northwestern University. He currently serves as an Ambassador to Charlie Mike Vets, a nonprofit that is highlighting veteran transitions into corporate America as a means of positive messaging for the veteran community.
     
    In this episode, Ivan shares:
    Why he turned down the coveted position of being a pilot – which he’d wanted since he was a child  
    What an intelligence career in the military is like (Spoiler: it’s not what you saw in the Bourne Identity movies or the tv show 24)  
    How he transitioned from the military to climbing up the ladder in the executive search industry  
    How he champions diversity & inclusion in his role as Director of Talent Acquisition  
    What he looks for when interviewing candidates for jobs  
    Tips on how to reach out to people on LinkedIn to build your professional network  
    Connect with Ivan!
    For answers to specific questions as you search for employment opportunities at ivan.perry@gmail.com  
    About jobs or internship opportunities with Choice Hotels International at ivan.perry@choicehotels.com  
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    Produced by Ken Inge of Dead End Hip Hop

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

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18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Delle39 ,

One of my favorite podcasts!

What a WONDERFUL concept for a podcast! Jetaun has great interviews with a wide variety of interesting people.... wishing I had 17 year old to listen to all of these episodes (but this 38 year old finds them fascinating, too!).

ChrisAtl5 ,

A Great Resource and inspirational Platform for Young People

Jetaun does a wonderful job of providing valuable resources and information in a time where encouragement and direction is needed. Keep up the great work Jetaun!! 😊

NotYou059005553 ,

A great podcast to listen to and find yourself

A great podcast from start to finish, I can’t wait to listen to more!

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