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No Small Jobs: The Podcast
62 minutes | May 2, 2020
Tracey, Founder and CEO of Testigo Africa
Tracey's overachieving nature took her on a winding journey through tax accountancy, publishing and corporate law until one day she realised that despite all her achievements and worldly possessions, she was miserable. Then one day, she went on a trip to Tanzania, met a Masai and had a serendipitous, soul-enriching experience like no other. She found her tribe. Now she owns and runs Testigo Africa, a charity dedicated to improving the lives of people in Tanzania. Discover how you can follow your passion, no matter how deep into your career you are, on this episode of No Small Jobs.https://testigoafrica.org/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
67 minutes | Apr 25, 2020
James, The Tradie
James came out of private school thinking that all he wanted to do was work with his hands and earn money, rather than continue on the higher education. From there, he became a carpenter, a business owner and ended up in insurance, a path he never knew he was going to take. All the while, he has been taking his love of NFL and turning it into a successful career in podcasting and broadcasting. Find out more on this episode of No Small Jobs.https://www.facebook.com/TheVaultStudioPodcasts/https://twitter.com/TheVault_Studio See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
49 minutes | Apr 18, 2020
Euan, The Ecologist
Euan has had a lifelong love of wildlife and the environment, which evolved into a passion for conservation, research and raising community awareness about the plight of our native fauna. He talks about his work with Deakin University and The Conversation, trying to bring science and facts into an increasingly factless world.https://twitter.com/EuanRitchie1https://euanritchie.org/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
97 minutes | Apr 11, 2020
Sam, The Video Game Programmer and Musician
I will admit that this is a long one, so make sure you plan an intermission of some sort.Sam took his love of computers and video games and turned it into a career, which had him working with major global gaming companies. He was on the team that created de Blob and, if you haven't played it yet, go get it. If you love platforming, you love colour and you love funk/jazz/salsa music, then this is the game for you. As you'll hear, I spent about 30 minutes of this episode geeking out over de Blob.He even found time to become a semi-professional musician, playing piano in jazz clubs all over Melbourne. How does he find the time? Listen and find out. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
50 minutes | Apr 4, 2020
Susan, The Pharmacist
Susan is not your average pharmacist. In a career that she stumbled into by accident and learnt to love over time, Susan works with renal transplant patients at the Royal Melbourne Hospital to help them stay healthy and keep their bodies from rejecting the transplant. That's not something she thought she'd ever do when doing a gap year in Europe or working outreach at the Alfred. Find out how a career in pharmacy isn't just about putting labels on boxes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
59 minutes | Mar 28, 2020
Jen, The Scientist and Science Communicator
In this uncertain time, when there are false facts and panic everywhere, it's important to have scientists like Jen trying to guide us through the chaos. Jen always knew she wanted to be a scientist, but found a greater calling in being a communicator and teaching scientists the skills to make dense facts accessible and relatable. That's why she has taken her skills to RRR, University of Melbourne and the internet at large.https://twitter.com/scidocmartinhttps://www.instagram.com/scidocmartin/https://espressoscience.comhttps://m.soundcloud.com/espressosciencehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jen-martin-scicomm/https://www.facebook.com/espressoscienceblog/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
50 minutes | Mar 21, 2020
Robin, The Market and Social Researcher
Robin had no idea what he wanted to do when he was a teenager and felt the pressure of needing a secure job. He stumbled into food science, where he dropped every instrument imaginable; luckily, it brought him to sensory science and introduced him (and the world) to the fifth flavour: umami. Finally, he landed in market and social research, where he helps brands, charities and politicians how to communicate effectively to the world. All this influence, and it all started by accident. Find out how you can accidentally find your passion in this episode of No Small Jobs.Robin, incidentally, also has a Let's Play channel on YouTube about Arkham Horror: The Card Game. Well worth a look:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUP-JMQlaDq_lHXVcIqAqUQ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
75 minutes | Mar 14, 2020
Lina, The Musical Multi-Hyphenate
Lina's love and talent for music has saved her life more than once, but it's not where either she nor her parents thought her career would go. Like all good Asian children, she put herself on a path towards a practical and secure job, but deep down, she knew her passion was elsewhere. Find out how she became a talent quest judge, singer, songwriter and music teacher, starting from a prodigal 14 years of age.Website: https://www.linasmusichouse.com.auFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/linasmusichouse/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/linas_music_house/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdmKrKUEmKHH8Apa6koHs-gWeChat: LinamusikTiktok (China): Lina's Music HouseLittle Red Book (China): Lina's Music House See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
46 minutes | Mar 7, 2020
Philippa, The Professional Pole Dancer
Philippa started out with a love of music, but stumbled into a world that values strength and community above all else and now she wants to help people around Australia build their pole dancing business. Find out where else a career in pole dancing can take you and why it's more than what you might've seen in Hustlers.https://www.instagram.com/missfillypolediva/Blood Sweat & Sequins Documentary feature 2013 - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2569146/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
49 minutes | Feb 29, 2020
Sunshine, The Children's Book Illustrator
Sunshine started in graphic design before finding herself creatively unfulfilled, so she dived head first into her love of illustration and has managed to make a successful career while still keeping her passion for the work. Learn how you could become a book illustrator and what challenges you may face along the way.https://www.stuffbysunshine.com.au/https://www.instagram.com/stuffbysunshine/https://twitter.com/Stuffbysunshinehttps://www.facebook.com/SunshineDesignIllustration/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI4-DfEBNb_aYkUzicS_TpQ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
48 minutes | Feb 22, 2020
Emma, The Infectious Diseases Consultant
With viruses and other infections causing havoc and panic around the world, we need intelligent, caring people to get involved to prevent, research and treat these conditions. Learn how Emma stumbled into this specialty and how a career in infectious diseases could take you around the world. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
63 minutes | Feb 15, 2020
David, The Teacher and Archery YouTuber
When David created his YouTube channel, NUSensei, little did he know that from those simple tutorial videos on archery that he would become a world-renowned resource and expert in the field. David's life is driven by the desire to education and inspire others to do more, create more and achieve greatness. Listen to the episode and see if you don't feel inspired by his story.https://www.youtube.com/user/NUSenseihttps://www.instagram.com/nusensei/https://www.facebook.com/nusensei/https://twitter.com/nu_sensei See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
45 minutes | Jan 3, 2020
Pestily, The Full Time Gamer
In this special early release to celebrate the well-deserved success of Pestily, The Full Time Gamer, listen to his back story, including his time in the military and his inspiration behind his streaming as well as why he chose as difficult a game as Escape From Tarkov. Get to know the man behind the screen before he becomes too famous for us little folk. Thanks to @the_vault_studios for co-hosting and providing some much needed insider knowledge on the world of gaming and streaming. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
41 minutes | Dec 15, 2019
Paul, The GP and aspiring screenwriter (who just wants to be happy)
For the final episode of 2019, I indulge my own desire for attention by waxing philosophical about happiness, medical school and why the refugee mentality is a well-intentioned vice on second generation refugees. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
52 minutes | Dec 7, 2019
Rowan, The Renewable Energy Public Servant
Rowan trained to be an environmental engineer, wanting to solve the climate change crisis, but his career took him on a windy path through working with search engines and reviewing national educational assessments before finding landing where he wanted. He is the perfect example of how you can still get your dream job, but maybe not the way you thought you would. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
50 minutes | Dec 1, 2019
Bill, The Human Rights Lawyer and University Lecturer
Bill has always been inspired by great humanitarians like Gandhi and Nelson Mandela, who were also lawyers. In this episode, he talks about the way he tries to change the law and defend the basic human rights we all deserve: the right to choice, the right to freedom of speech and the right to representation. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
46 minutes | Nov 23, 2019
Emily, The Forensic Botanist
Emily's career course has always been about science, but took a windy road through pharmacy repping to urine sample collecting. In the end, it led her to a career that values her expertise as a scientist and has an impact on society. Learn more on #newepisodesundays of #NoSmallJobs #botany #forensicbotany #crimesolvingbotanist #science #scientist See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
58 minutes | Nov 17, 2019
Jenn, The Community Lawyer (who would give it all up to be in an orchestra)
Jenn started out wanting to do law for the grandstanding and performance, but found herself discovering a love of helping the helpless instead. Find out what a judge's associate does and what it would take for her to leave the law entirely. #newepisodesundays #NoSmallJobs #communitylawyer #orchestra #musiclover See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
74 minutes | Nov 10, 2019
Justine, The World - Conquering Nurse
Justine's story spans countries, cultures and times, is full of career changes and career regrets and gives us an insight into the people of Egypt. Listen to #NoSmallJobs if you want to know how to make your world bigger with the right career. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
45 minutes | Oct 26, 2019
Jade, The Librarian And Online Presence Specialist
Jade is not your traditional librarian. She works for the Melbourne Museum, she teaches other librarians how to maximise their job potential and she digs for dinosaur bones. Find out how she combined her love of graphic design with her love of books. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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