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The career search journey can be a dark one, especially for students and early-career professionals. But Opals shine brightest in the moonlight - when it's dark out.

Opal empowers students through professional development. We're chatting with students, professionals, career advisors, and people passionate about professional development in our Shine a Light On podcast series, hosted by Opal CEO Mariah Manzano. This series aims to provide a guiding light during dark times on ideas, thoughts, and experiences from experts. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/opal-app/support

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The career search journey can be a dark one, especially for students and early-career professionals. But Opals shine brightest in the moonlight - when it's dark out.

Opal empowers students through professional development. We're chatting with students, professionals, career advisors, and people passionate about professional development in our Shine a Light On podcast series, hosted by Opal CEO Mariah Manzano. This series aims to provide a guiding light during dark times on ideas, thoughts, and experiences from experts. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/opal-app/support

    How Involvement Beats GPA

    How Involvement Beats GPA

    In this week's episode, we shine a light on How Involvement Beats GPA with AJ Eckstein. AJ is a Strategy Consultant at Accenture, the founder of Career Coaching Company, and the Host of The Final Round Podcast. He recently graduated from USC in May 2020 where he interned at 5 companies, the most notable being The Walt Disney Company.



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    • 29 min
    Finding Your Inner-Creativity

    Finding Your Inner-Creativity

    In this week's episode, we shine a light on Finding Your Inner-Creativity with Lindsay Zhou, a junior at UNC-Chapel Hill, double majoring in computer science and linguistics with a minor in Japanese. She is also an incoming SWE Intern at Tableau. Since starting her own tech journey, she's been passionate not only about building technology that drives positive change, but also about uplifting others as they explore the world of tech. Outside of tech, she loves writing, and she's currently working on a fantasy novel. 



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    • 13 min

    How to Be a Great Mentor

    How to Be a Great Mentor

    In this week's episode, we shine a light on How to Be a Great Mentor with Marge Ang, an accomplished senior technology marketing professional with over 20 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies and startups in B2B SaaS, consumer tech, and healthcare. She is also a career management and leadership development coach, focused on helping clients build and sustain rewarding careers, or successfully pivot and adapt to a changing business environment. 



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    • 19 min
    Student Mental Health

    Student Mental Health

    In this week's episode, we shine a light on Student Mental Health with Mike Deng, a junior pursuing interaction design at ArtCenter College of Design. He is an active mental health advocate on LinkedIn, YouTube, and other media outlets. Beyond that he actively engages in creating communities at large and in creating inclusive communities. Within recent, he's been helping build out UX Growth, an inclusive design community for college students, new grads, and more.



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    • 24 min
    Managing Your Career

    Managing Your Career

    In this week's episode, we shine a light on Managing Your Career with Jennifer Braganza, Vice President of intelligent Business Process Management (iBPM) at Pontoon Solutions, a subsidiary of The Adecco Group. She is an executive who leads process engineering teams to help organizations continuously improve and deliver for their clients, their shareholders, and their communities. Jennifer was recognized by The Charlotte Business Journal as one of their 40 under 40 in 2018.



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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

aaronsc234 ,

Love the different career topics on the show

Mariah is an excellent host and uncovers such amazing insights from her guests. Highly recommend!

HisBiz ,

Wonderful resource and great content!

This podcast is an incredible resource for those initiating, or even transitioning, their career journey. Wonderful interviews and inspiration. Highly recommend!

Kenny Ohata ,

5/5

The flow of the conversation is great and the topics addressed are helpful for those early in their career.

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