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41 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
Careers in Education
In this episode we discuss the varied options for those interested in careers in education. We discuss the current challenges faced by educators in lieu of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ways in which a variety of skills are on display by these professionals, both inside and outside of the classroom.
28 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Unpacking the Many Benefits of Yale Summer Session
The group speaks with Eli Westerman, Communications Manager at Yale Summer Session (YSS). As a past participant of YSS and current administrator of the program, Eli offers a unique perspective on this robust summer program. Eli touches on the academic, cultural, and professional benefits of the program, while reflecting on the short and long-term benefits he encountered through his own experience.
22 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Raising Educational Achievement with Earl Martin Phalen YC ’89
Earl Martin Phalen, founder and CEO of Summer Advantage USA and the George and Veronica Phalen Leadership Academies, discusses helping historically under-served students grow as scholars and transforming schools
26 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
Forming a More Perfect Union with David McCullough III, YC ’17
David McCullough III, founder and executive director of the American Exchange Project, discusses his work building connections between young Americans from diverse communities across the United States.
18 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
Enforcing Campaign Finance Law with Commissioner Ellen Weintraub
Commissioner Ellen Weintraub of the Federal Election Committee discusses the role of the FEC in protecting the integrity of the federal election process and her career as only the third woman to join the commission.
32 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Expanding Access to Quality Afterschool Programs with Jodi Grant
Jodi Grant, Executive Director of the Afterschool Alliance, discusses collaborating with policy makers at all levels of government and afterschool programs across the United States to improve childhood education and equal access to opportunity, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
16 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
Promoting Racial Justice with Patricia N Okonta YC ’15
Judicial Law Clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals Patricia N Okonta discusses how the law can be used to improve systems of democracy and justice.
25 minutes | Nov 30, 2020
Developing Skills in a Virtual Space
Another consequence of the global pandemic includes the ways by which we develop professional skills. While internships in their traditional sense still occur, these may not be as readily available to individuals for a number of reasons. Additionally, working from home and/or taking courses online has altered the ways in which students and non-students work, develop skills, and move their professional identities forward. In this episode, we talk about constructive ways you can move forward in seeking out professional experiences in a virtual space.
29 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
Virtual Networking in a Pandemic
The global pandemic has interrupted many aspects of our daily lives, and that can include aspects of your career development and preparation. Networking under ‘normal’ circumstances is often seen as troublesome enough. In this new, primarily virtual, landscape, we need to adjust our methods, but we can still push forward in developing connections, learning about career paths/industries/employers, and using that information as we prepare for applying to positions in the future.
24 minutes | Nov 2, 2020
Engaging Communities Through Art with Hannah Jacobson Blumenfeld
Hannah Jacobson Blumenfeld, a consultant for a variety of creative and community-based organizations, including Creative Forces: National Endowment for the Arts Military Healing Arts Network, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, and Serve Your City, discusses how art can be used to create public good and build community partnership.
29 minutes | Aug 3, 2020
Teaching Writing & Writing Literature with Prof. Susan Choi YC ’90
Prof. Choi discusses writing literary fiction and how teaching creative writing at Yale impacts her own creative process.
39 minutes | Jul 6, 2020
Building a Writing Career with Leigh Bardugo, YC ’97
Leigh Bardugo, New York Times Bestselling Author of Shadow and Bone, Six of Crows, and Ninth House, discusses the joys and struggles of writing a first draft and the road to publication
28 minutes | Jul 6, 2020
Producing a TV Show with Yahlin Chang YC ’94
The Handmaid’s Tale Co-Executive Producer Yahlin Chang discusses writing for the silver screen and the business of television.
26 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
Assisting in Trauma Recovery with Mick Hirsch, DIV ’03
Mick Hirsch, Executive Director of THRIVEGulu, discusses his experience as a chaplain specializing in trauma recovery, his work resettling refugees in Cambodia, and THRIVEGulu’s humanitarian efforts in Uganda.
33 minutes | Jun 15, 2020
Yale’s Women In Government Fellowship
The group talks with current Yale students who recently participated in Yale’s Women In Government Fellowship. Learn more about this particular program and also learn how students leverage experience in public service toward their career goals, whether they remain in government or not!
33 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
Study Abroad & Its Career Implications
The group talks with current Yale students to hear how their study abroad experiences informed their career decisions and how they reflect upon those experiences when drafting their resume. The unique nature of a study abroad experience lends mightily to the development of one’s professional narrative, for years to come!
21 minutes | May 18, 2020
Contemporary Novel Writing with Elyssa Friedland ’03
Author Elyssa Friedland discusses her transition from lawyer to novelist and being a creative writer in the modern world.
23 minutes | May 4, 2020
Representing America Abroad with Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt, ’87 MA
Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt discusses his career in the State Department as the American ambassador to Ukraine and Greece and how you can develop leadership skills on the international level.
23 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
Hometown & Regional Resources in the Time of Covid19
Yale’s Office of Career Strategy team offers advice to those whose summer experiences have changed in light of the Covid19 situation. Looking within your own community, be it your hometown, region, or state, can not only provide ample opportunities and means of adjustment, but also allow you to do your part in chipping in during this time.
22 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
Working Remotely in the Time of Covid19
Yale’s Office of Career Strategy team offers insight and advice on how to adjust to a remote working environment in this time of dealing with the Covid19 situation. Good communication with your employer, flexibility (yours and theirs), and a mindfulness of how to showcase your own adaptability prove essential.
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