Our first podcast is called Job Interviews, and it’s all about helping young people navigate education and careers as they take their first steps into adulthood. We do this by recording meaningful conversation with adults from all walks of life. We talk about successes, failures, embarrassments, hopes, regrets, everything. The goal is to give the audience a real sense of how the adult world actually works. This way, the listener can benefit from the combined experiences and wisdom of a wide range of adult perspectives–a much wider range than they would probably have access to otherwise.
An honest conversation with an open adult can change a student’s life for the better. Most people, if they’re lucky, might have one or two deep conversations like that throughout their whole education. We bring you a new one every two weeks.
Episode #5 | A NASA Engineer Becomes a Noise-proofing Entrepreneur–How Walker Peek Finally Built the Company He Always Wanted
Walker Peek always knew he wanted to start his own business; he just didn’t what kind of business it would be. After engineering school, he worked for several years as a contractor for NASA, but it wasn’t quite the right fit for him. Find out how an unexpected twist in a business-idea brainstorming session turned into an engineering firm selling products like acoustic panels to customers all around the world.
Episode #4 | Sleeping Through the SATs and Dreaming of his Own Restaurant: Eric Bialik’s Life in the Food Service Industry
Episode #3 | From Overachiever to Dropout and Back Again: The Many Lives of Brianna Bond
Episode #2 | Destined for Medicine: David Khosrowzadeh’s journey from Second-Grade Class Clown to “Dr. David.”
Episode #1 | Climbing the Ladder When You Can’t Reach the Top Shelf: Mentors, Values, and More with Alex Bialik
Alex Bialik has spent a lot of time in the corporate world, including stints at three major companies selling everything from freight transportation to chocolate and Lysol. She’s been an intern, waitress, and a telemarketer, and in this episode she shares her considerable experience with us, including insights into sales, managing people, working in teams, and the importance of mentors.