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13 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
Managing Imposter Syndrome
Do you ever feel like everyone else seems to have things figured all out and you well...don't?! In this episode Rachel talks about imposter syndrome and offers four tips to keep it in check. Major Myc explores a major that combines the best of a business and a liberal arts degree all rolled into one.
11 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
What I Wish I Would Have Known Starting College
In this episode, Rachel offers sage advice about maximizing your college experience at the start of the year, and Major Myc shares a major that prepares students for a lucrative career.
4 minutes | Aug 20, 2021
Welcome to Season 3!
In this season trailer, Rachel outlines what to expect in this next in the Major Choices Podcast, including unveiling a few new segments giving you an insiders look into the world of work and choosing a major!
3 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
Minor Choices: Resume Quirks
Rachel and Nathan talk about unique things on their resumes that have helped them in their career journeys.
41 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Ep 13: The Art of Networking
In this episode, Rachel and Nathan discuss the importance of networking and how to start a process that can sometimes seem awkward or mysterious! Later in the episode, Rachel chats with Jeremy Gray about career pathways in sports media and marketing.
5 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
Minor Choices: Asking for a Reference
In this episode, Rachel and Nathan talk about how to ask for a reference that will help you to pursue internships, opportunities, and jobs.
49 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
Ep 12: SWOT Your Life
There is nothing worse than feeling stuck career wise. What should you pursue? Is it worth it? Is it reasonable? Is it even a good idea? In this episode, Nathan and Rachel teach a particular technique that can help bring clarity to even the stickiest places by implementing the SWOT. In addition, we welcome special guest, Amy Maidi, Sr. Academic Advisor and Forensic and Investigative Sciences Program Coordinator at IUPUI who gives an insider look into what it really takes to make it in this field.
4 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
Minor Choices: Favorite Advice
In this Minor Choices, Rachel and Nathan share a favorite piece of advice they were given when they were in college.
39 minutes | Nov 5, 2020
Ep 11: The Key to Finding your Success
We have all heard the common career adage, “Do what you love and never work a day in your life!” In this episode Nathan and Rachel debunk this advice and suggest a better way towards success--identifying your strengths as the true pathway towards career happiness. In addition, we welcome special guest, Dr. Landon Yoder who gives an inside look into best majors for students considering a career in sustainability and the environment.
4 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
Minor Choices: Part-time jobs
In this Minor Choices, Rachel and Nathan share a quick story about part-time jobs they have held.
40 minutes | Oct 6, 2020
Ep 10: Why Career Coaching Matters
In this episode Rachel and Nathan talk all about working with a career coach, and how it can benefit you! C.J. Brooks from the IU Career Development Center also joins to share his perspective on how he works with students. Later in the episode, Nathan talks with Dr. Jesse Steinfeldt from the IU School of Education about the new bachelor's degree in counseling and student services.
5 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
Minor Choices: Networking Stories
Nathan and Rachel swap two networking stories from their own career pathways.
41 minutes | Sep 8, 2020
Ep 9: Resilient and Ready for Anything
What does choosing your major, a global pandemic, and transitioning to college have in common? Resiliency. In this episode Nathan and Rachel explore what it takes to navigate through these major events of life, coming out stronger than before. Special guest Dana Olsen gives an inside look into Apparel Merchandising, a major that blends creativity with business, preparing students to hit the ground running, and how networking is queen when it comes to landing that first job.
6 minutes | Jun 10, 2020
New Student Orientation CDC Welcome Message
31 minutes | Apr 21, 2020
Ep 7: Make it Rain! Occupations that make bank
Looking for a major that makes a lot of money? In this episode Nathan and Rachel explore career fields that traditionally bring in a hefty paycheck, but also offer some other non-traditional options of raising the bottom dollar and the importance of finding one’s own definition of success and a significant life.
32 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
Ep 6: I Just want to Help
Mr. Rogers once said, “Look for the helpers.” What do you do when you know you want to help, but aren’t exactly sure what that looks like career wise? In today’s episode, Rachel and Nathan offer tactical strategies to help you navigate your way through the various helping professions and majors, and discuss how a 3 letter code might help unlock your path forward (Strong Interest Inventory).
49 minutes | Mar 24, 2020
Ep 5: Overcoming Decision Fatigue
Do you suffer from decision fatigue? Each day on average people make over 30,000 decisions - small ones from what to wear, eat for breakfast or when to cross the street. In today's episode, Rachel and Nathan look into the pathways of making a good decision, and caring for yourself through the process. Special interview with Mallori DeSalle from the School of Public Health at IU.
49 minutes | Mar 10, 2020
Ep 4: Wired
Our personality is one of the biggest attributes that makes us uniquely who we are. How do we learn more about the intricacies of our personality to make informed career decisions? In this episode, Rachel and Nathan talk about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicators and how a person's personality traits may impact career development.
41 minutes | Feb 25, 2020
Ep 3: Do what you Love (but is that enough?)
We often hear career advice that shouts, “Do what you love!” But is this really the best wisdom? What happens when our passions fall short? In this episode, Rachel and Nathan debunk this common myth and offer a new structure to consider--start with your strengths and identify these in combination with your top interests. Special guest: Erin Predmore, President and CEO of the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, shares how her passion to become an astronaut led her to a pursuit in advocating for a stronger local economy.
36 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
Ep 2: Know Thyself
Industries today are changing at lightning speed--so maybe choosing to pursue that ‘hot career’ isn’t actually the most foolproof way to decide on a career path. What’s a better way forward? In today’s episode, Nathan and Rachel discuss one of the best indicators for discovering a satisfying and fulfilling career for you--a job that aligns with your values. Special interview guest: Brandi Smith, Executive Director of Coaching at Ivy Tech Community College who shares how following her values took her from throwing pottery, and ended up with her being named one of the most influential women leaders in the state of Indiana.
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