NUWorkWell is a Northwestern University podcast for Work, Life & Wellness as a graduate student. Job searching as a graduate student, while balancing a dissertation, teaching, and a personal life can feel all-consuming. From graduate alumni offering insight and support regarding specific job search processes, to practitioners sharing strategies and resources for managing wellness throughout career exploration and searches, our interviews are here to help graduate students conduct a job search with sanity! Join Lesley Lundeen, Work/Life & Wellness expert and Elysse Longiotti, career advisor to PhD students, as they host advanced degree speakers who reflect on their own experiences and offer advice for managing stress throughout the search for opportunities and transition from graduate student to professional.
Applying Expertise and Seeking Growth
In the first episode of our third season, we chat with Marshall, Gerstein, and Borun Technical Specialist, Dr. Rose Njoroge. Join us as we discuss the job search process through different stages of her career, how she approached boundary setting through the pandemic, how she defines well being, as well as the challenges navigating the search as an international job candidate. Through our conversation we chat about adaptability, work place culture, and the importance of self awareness for success in work and life.
One Year Check-in: Reflecting on Beginnings in 2020
One year into a full time role, we check-in with Scott Cambo about the transition from doctoral candidate to data scientist. Dr. Cambo allowed us to follow him during the late stages of his doctoral experience and shared his approach to juggling research, the job search, and family. Join us now as Scott shares about his new role with a growing start-up, developing new boundaries, lessons learned, and strategies for managing the challenges of 2020.
"Parents Who Lead" Interview: Work/Life Through The Pandemic
Discussion with Dr. Alyssa Westring, coauthor of recent book "Parents Who Lead: The Leadership Approach You Need to Parent with Purpose, Fuel Your Career, and Create a Richer Life." In honor of National Work and Family Month, Dr. Westring speaks more broadly to graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff about where to focus and take control professionally and personally during COVID-19.
Defining Your Needs to Focus Your Search
Join us as we chat with Niamba Baskerville, Sociology PhD candidate and current Optimization and Innovation Analyst at Kepler Group. She shares her career exploration process, as well as how she structured her internship and full-time searches around her own criteria and motivators.
Prior to beginning with Kepler Group, Niamba completed a strategy internship with Red Tettemer O’Connell + Partners. Her research involves qualitative methods, in which she collects, analyzes, and reports on a range of data to generate new insights about social phenomena. Now, she applies her understanding of media and cultural trends to help brands optimize their campaigns.
Structuring Your Job Search
In our interview with Dr. Kim Rapp, Assistant Vice President for International Relations at Northwestern University, she shares invaluable insight about being on both sides of the hiring process as an advanced degree professional. Additionally, Dr. Rapp provides advice for keeping goals, skills, and values at the core of your search.
The Defense, The Search, and Life: Part 2
In the second part of our conversation with current doctoral candidate, Scott Cambo, we chat about his approach towards navigating the full-time search, boundaries he's placed to integrate his personal and career goals, and challenges he faces.