At Time4Coffee (T4C) the professionals in the jobs that matter most to YOU, always have time to ‘grab coffee’ 24/7 to help you figure out how to convert your college degree into a career track you’ll love. In addition, T4C also interviews experts in health, wellness and self-care because what good is it to find a job you love, if your physical and/or mental health sucks? But mostly these are "caffeinated career conversations" for 18-25 year olds to give you the inside track, no BS or spin allowed, on what professionals in dozens of different careers actually DO in their jobs, their lessons learned and insider tips. From Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to Sony film executives. From professional baseball scouts to public policy wonks. From marketing gurus to mission-driven CEOs. From Tech reporters to Tech & software wizards. From NYTs best-selling authors to Queer Eye book editors. From global humanitarian & development professionals to global impact investing experts. From PR & communications managers to pub-crawling engineers and podcasters. From Flywheel Sports to Functional medicine. From directing research into digital cities to leading digital social media campaigns. As the Time4Coffee name implies, these in-depth interviews with professionals – from the entry level all the way up to the C-suite executive -- explore many of the same topics covered when people meet, in person, often over a cup of coffee to get career advice. The T4C Espresso Shots, or mini-episodes, are 10-15 minute ‘caffeinated career conversations’ about the entry level jobs, skills sets, life experiences, majors and degrees employers in those careers look for in the young people they hire in entry-level positions, as well as the best career advice these professionals have to offer. The longer T4C episodes dig into the day-t0-day jobs these professionals have today, their lessons learned and excellent advice as well as how each of them recovered from failures, set-backs or other challenges to build their careers to where they are now.
During her 30+ years in journalism, public affairs, public relations and the non-profit worlds, former award-winning CNN journalist, Andrea Koppel, routinely provided free advice, over countless cups of coffee, to scores of young people trying to build their own careers. She sincerely hopes Time4Coffee will be able to replicate, at scale, what she and so many others do every day but on a one-on-one basis, to help hundreds of thousands of aspiring Gen Z, iGen and Millennial professionals achieve their wildest dreams!
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What It’s Like to Be a Computer Scientist Who Doesn’t Use Social Media With Dr. Cal Newport, [Re-Release]
Professor Cal Newport is a proud Millennial and a computer science professor who has never owned a social media account. Yup. You read this right. Newport has his Ph.D. in computer science from M.I.T and has deliberately eschewed Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc. because his research shows it’s bad for your brain and your ability to do deep thinking.
How to Break Into National Security Law & Startups w/ France Hoang, FH+H law firm [re-release]
Francis Q. Hoang is a veteran entrepreneur who has been on the founding teams of companies that have generated over $600 million of combined sales and employed over 1,200 professionals across the fields of law, aerospace, defense, government services, and technology.
1113: What It’s Like to Run an Education Consulting Company With Sheila Akbar, Signet Education [Main T4C Episode]
Dr. Sheila Akbar is the president and coo at Signet Education where she’s worked since 2010. She loves teaching and learning and finds nothing more rewarding than working closely with students to help them overcome the challenges they face.
1112: What it’s Like to Work in Growth Operations in Health Tech With Rohini Rajgopal, Well [Main T4C Episode]
Rohini Rajgopal is a Senior Growth Operations Manager at Well, a health tech services company. Prior to joining Well Rohini worked at Johnson & Johnson as an Access Innovation Contractor and as a Janssen Global Market Access intern.
1111: What’s the Best Advice About College From 20-Somethings, Mash-Up VII [5th anniversary Mash-Up]
This week’s T4C episode is our 7th mashup to celebrate Time4Coffee’s 5th anniversary this month. Here's a final batch of amazing 20-somethings who've been guests on the show over the last 5 years -- sharing the advice they'd give themselves if they could go back to college.
1110: What It’s Like to Be a Licensed Social Worker With Shara Ruffin, Journey to Licensure [Main T4C Episode]
Shara Ruffin is the founder of Journey To Licensure, a coaching company that helps social workers become licensed in record time. She is also an independently licensed clinical social worker and a former psychotherapist who specializes in grief, personality disorders, family trauma, compassion fatigue, among many other psychological challenges.
Aside from the great guests and content, I especially love the engaging intro every time and the summary episodes like today’s that covers several past guests and what advice they would give their former college selves. It’s fun to get these in one nice package.
Excellent career advice
This podcast provides great career advice through Andrea, a networking professional, and her various amazing guests. I’ve learned so much through the many interviews that I’ve listened to. I’d highly recommend to any college student out there, and really anyone, because it has so many interesting topics that can help people in many ways when navigating their careers.
Some of the best career and most honest career advice!
Every Time4Coffee episode is like a true window into a new industry, a window that you can rarely look through as candidly as the podcast allows. Its a great show for anyone, regardless of if you want to change careers, are building from the ground up, or already have one. Highly recommend!