Welcome to Useless Degrees! I am your host, Anthony Rastigue! But now that we’re friends, you may call me Tony! This show highlights career and college-related advice through the perspective of various professionals. We talk about career pivots, finding your passion and the value of a college degree. This is NOT an anti-college show. This is meant to shine light on numerous stories and words of advice. Enjoy!
Algorithms to Apparel
My guest is Sarah Griesdorf, CEO & Co-Founder of Holdette. After earning a degree in computer science, Sarah made her side project a full-time gig. She runs a clothing line that focuses on workwear for women that happen to have pockets! On this episode we talk about the contrast with her degree in computer science and her current role in the apparel field.
My guest is Randy Bozung. Randy graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in History. As the Iraq War approached, he enlisted and has since there been doing contract work for the Department of Defense and Department of State. Randy provides advice for those considering military careers, how to be passionate about what you do for work & how college enhanced his maturity.
From Acting...to Social Work
My guest is Janet Stevenson. Janet has studied at over 6 different universities and acquired 3 degrees...2 of which were Master’s degrees. She was a voice actress for many years and ultimately switched careers and made a living as a social worker. On this episode we talk about her entrance into the acting scene, her major career pivot & her advice to people that are in need of a stronger sense of direction with their goals.
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: College Politics
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT is a new segment on the show where I interview a current student and get their perspective on the college climate regarding political tension, student loan battles & finding what’s right for you. My guest is Marcus Mathurin and he’s got a lot to say about the college atmosphere at this very moment in our time.
Social Media Careers
Today my guest is Taylor Graham. Taylor is the owner of her very own social media agency, Socially Taylored. We talk about her experience as an advertising major in college, her interesting experience in corporate America and how she turned her side hustle into a full-time role for herself! Follow her at @sociallytaylored
Bringing Your Vision to Life
Today my guest is Curtis Stimac, the creator of ManMeetsModern.com...a website that focuses on helping men become better people in out modern era. Curtis & I talk about his time as a fashion merchandising major, how he made the move from Michigan to California & how he created Man Meets Modern.