11 episodes

Growing up is hard - we know because we built Realworld, a company helping 20-somethings navigate life after school. Hosted by Gillian Katz, Head of Brand and Content Strategy, and Genevieve Ryan Bellaire, Founder and CEO of Realworld, Real World Recess is a podcast dedicated to celebrating the real world wins and paying forward what we’ve learned by failing along the way. Everyone needs a break from the real world, join us for Recess!

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Growing up is hard - we know because we built Realworld, a company helping 20-somethings navigate life after school. Hosted by Gillian Katz, Head of Brand and Content Strategy, and Genevieve Ryan Bellaire, Founder and CEO of Realworld, Real World Recess is a podcast dedicated to celebrating the real world wins and paying forward what we’ve learned by failing along the way. Everyone needs a break from the real world, join us for Recess!

    From Couch-Surfer, to Car Owner, This Manager Extraordinaire Shares How She's Climbed the Ranks of Adulthood - Emily O'Gorman, The Muse

    From Couch-Surfer, to Car Owner, This Manager Extraordinaire Shares How She's Climbed the Ranks of Adulthood - Emily O'Gorman, The Muse

    Emily O'Gorman had three months to find a job and fulfill her dream of moving to NYC, a dream she's proud to say she's living. From staying on friend's couches, commuting two hours each way to interviews, to getting that first gig, she knows just how hard those early career years can be. Having now successfully moved up the ranks at The Muse, a startup focused on helping people find more fulfilling careers by providing expert advice and showcasing what it’s like to work at different companies across the world, Emily has lots of insight into the job market and shares her advice for growing in your career with us on Recess! 

    • 37 min
    Sports Fan and Social Impact Entrepreneur on Doing Good and Doing Well - John Balkam, Author of "3-Win Sponsorship"

    Sports Fan and Social Impact Entrepreneur on Doing Good and Doing Well - John Balkam, Author of "3-Win Sponsorship"

    Some say "showing up is half the battle," but to John Balkam, showing up is just the starting line. From pursuing his passion for sports, to starting a company, to publishing his first book,"3-Win Sponsorship: The Next Generation of Sports and Entertainment Marketing," John has pivoted and persevered by putting himself in the room and in the way of opportunity, and following up with the people he meets along the way. He opens up about his struggle with mental health and shares advice for taking life in stride and betting on yourself. 

    • 45 min
    Techstars Mentor on Listening, Building Community, and Fueling Founders - Austin Crouse

    Techstars Mentor on Listening, Building Community, and Fueling Founders - Austin Crouse

    Whether he's hosting a college radio show at University of Georgia, curating a class of tech startups for an accelerator program, or organizing an annual reunion weekend for his close college friends, Austin Crouse has had his hand in building communities of all kinds. The recipient of great advice from his own mentors, Austin is the first to pay forward his experience, share advice, or simply listen thoughtfully - and with Drake as his "Artist of The Decade" we're all ears!

    • 33 min
    From SNL Intern to Someday Musical Guest - Sidney Hulburd, Singer-Songwriter

    From SNL Intern to Someday Musical Guest - Sidney Hulburd, Singer-Songwriter

    Sidney Hulburd knows what she wants and goes for it - from getting her dream internship at Jimmy Fallon, to taking a semester off of college to intern at Saturday Night Live, to getting her dog, Truman. Though Blink-182 has us believing "nobody likes you when you're 23," we're with Sidney, "bye bye 22, I don't care much for you."

    • 38 min
    Shark Tank Alum Shows Her Superfans the Honest Side of Startups - Kim Kaupe, The Superfan Company

    Shark Tank Alum Shows Her Superfans the Honest Side of Startups - Kim Kaupe, The Superfan Company

    Kim Kaupe is successfully living the vision her co-founder wrote on a cocktail napkin: "Make money, have fun." From scoring a deal on Shark Tank, to calling Katy Perry, Macklemore, and The New York Mets clients, Kim continues to tell it like it is, showing everyone that startups aren't easy but there's always time to pay your experience forward and give a little gratitude! 

    • 35 min
    Startup Employee Turned Fitness Founder - Helaine Knapp, Founder & CEO at CITYROW

    Startup Employee Turned Fitness Founder - Helaine Knapp, Founder & CEO at CITYROW

    Helaine Knapp went from sidelined to startup founder, turning injury into industry advantage! Working for years in tech and working out on the side resulted in an injury, and the subsequent realization that rowing was the low-impact cardio class missing from the NYC boutique fitness roster. Now a nation-wide franchise with an in-home product to boot, CITYROW is much more than a silver lining. This week Helaine shares her journey to grownup and how she's grown her business along the way. 

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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A great podcast for post-grad

As a recent college graduate, I found this podcast to offer very fresh and engaging perspectives on how to navigate the post-grad world that we aren’t usually told about both inside and outside the classroom.

asemerj ,

Thanks!

So much to learn from the amazing guests as well as the hosts! Thanks RealWorld!

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Keeping it real in the real world! Love this concept!

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