junior delgado & the cow pasture

Junior Delgado is the director of the Career Center at Westfield State University, a mid-sized college in Westfield, Massachusetts. He started as the coordinator of senior programs 18 years ago and nine years later he started his current role. The center is staffed with 13 people who oversee career services for undergraduates, graduates, and alumni. Junior discusses how the university uses the platform Handshake to promote one on one connections and as a tool to host networking events. His signature lesson topic to prepare students is to have them think about life after Westfield.

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brian keiser & the higher ed social merch store

Brian Keiser is the director of academic advising at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Brian’s path has been a winding one. He originally went to college to study meteorology, and after several changes in major graduated with a degree in communications studies and a master’s in educational psychology. He’s currently pursuing his Ph.D. in child development and early childhood education, which he claims has nothing do with his job. On the show, we discuss Brian’s work leading Bridgeport’s advising and retention efforts that are funded by a Title III grant from the Department of Education.

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janell mora & it’s pi day

Janell Mora is the Associate Director for International Student Professional Development for Arizona State University. Her position falls in the Career and Professional Development Services office where she works with international students and alumni, employers for global corporate engagement, and international policies. We discussed a wide range of topics including government regulations, communication between students and employers and utilizing Brazen to host a virtual career fair. As well as a discussion of how your major can give transferrable skills for your career path.

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Janell on Linkedin
Janell’s Work Authorization Video
ASU Now article discussing the work of ISAAT

geralyn williams & cowboy bebop

We chat with Geralyn Williams in episode 81, a graduate student at the University of San Diego. She works in community engagement and social justice at the university’s Mulvaney Center. We chat about her plans post-graduation, and the challenges she faced moving across the country for school. Geralyn will be presenting at ACPA about balancing responsibilities and burnout on the job, and gives us a sneak peek into her presentation!

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lenny williams & the game of thrones icebreaker

image1Episode 61 is with Lenny Williams, Assistant to the Dean of Enrollment Management at the School of Business at New Jersey City University. Aside from his day job, he is an adjunct professor at NJCU, Hudson Community College, and Brookdale Community College. Lenny sounds like a busy guy, but his work doesn’t stop there. We talk at length with him about Trill or not Trill, an organization he co-founded which centers around pop cultural as educational lessons. We talk about staying timely with pop culture and his posts, as well as his plans for the future.

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brady griffith & don’t worry, lougan cut out the spoiler

Portable Network Graphics image-5DF2B92E1A50-1Episode 47 welcomes recent graduate Brady Griffith, Life Coach at Maryville University. Naturally, we talk about Star Wars because Lougan had seen the new release since our last episode…more than once. Don’t worry, listeners, we cut out the spoilers. We determine that Lougan is in fact not a Star Wars uberfan, but does own a $600 lightsaber. We finally get around to asking Brady what a Life Coach really is, and he explained the relatively new concept in Higher Education and at Maryville. As a Maryville alumnus, Brady describes his transition from student to Life Coach, and how it benefits his new position. We’re excited to bring Brady back on the show to hear how the program has evolved!

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