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The Early Career Moves Podcast
25 minutes | 4 days ago
How Gbenoba Idah Left the Lawyer Identity Behind and Chose Happiness
Have you ever considered saying goodbye to your "career identity"? Well, that's exactly what Gbenoba Idah did in 2018, when he said goodbye to his 10-year career as an attorney. On this episode, hear directly from this gregarious Los-Angeles native who watched his parents struggle to keep their small business alive, thus impacting his own post-college career decisions. When being a lawyer became toxic to his mental and physical wellbeing, Gbenoba knew it was time to switch gears. This inspirational story will give you the courage to make your boldest career move yet.
26 minutes | 11 days ago
How To Break Into Product Management in Tech, with Diego Granados
Meet Diego Granados - a Mexico City native, Microsoft Product Manager and YouTuber. On this episode, Diego tells us exactly what it means to be a product manager in tech, how to break into this career path, and what it takes to be successful in the role. Diego reassures any aspiring product manager that you don't need to have a "technical" background or MBA to break into this path - and his YouTube channel, PM Diego Granados, dives even deeper to help people pivot into this fulfilling and exciting career path.
28 minutes | 18 days ago
Lessons from a Houston City Council Race and Leading Voter Innovation, with Isabel Longoria
On this episode, hear from Isabel Longoria, a French-Mexican-American policy and public affairs professional from Houston, Texas. Isabel, a queer Latina, ran against an incumbent on the Houston City Council in 2019 and narrowly lost by only 16 votes. Isabel shares what the experience was like, what she learned, and how she's pivoted into a new exciting role leading voter innovation in Harris County.
22 minutes | 18 days ago
Starting a Social Impact Fund and Breaking Into Venture Capital, with Nate Jones
After graduating from Morehouse College in 2014, Nate Jones only spent a couple of years working in the financial services industry before deciding to merge his passion for improving the socioeconomic status quo for low-income neighborhoods with his financial and analytical skillset. Nate went on to co-found the Village Microfund, a social impact fund empowering entrepreneurs in Metro Atlanta by providing access to capital, business education, and a "Village" of support. In 2020, Nate was named one of HBCUVC's "31 under 31" emerging leaders in venture capital. On this episode, he talks candidly about his early career experiences and decisions, while inspiring us all to stay motivated and make the world a better place.
24 minutes | 18 days ago
Feeling Alone at Work and Pivoting Into a Brand New Career in Tech, with Maria Paula Muñoz
After graduating as a civil engineer major at Rice University in 2014, Maria Paula Muñoz opted for a stable career path within the oil and gas industry, only to soon realize that the role wasn't exactly the best fit for her. On this episode, Maria Paula talks about what it was like to start and go through a challenging yearlong job search process only months after taking her first job after college, what it took to pivot into a brand new industry and function, and how she used her MBA to later break into a career at Google in the tech industry. This episode is a refreshing story for the job-searcher who is seeking career fulfillment or for anyone who has ever felt alone at work.
26 minutes | 18 days ago
The Longer-Than-Expected Road to Stanford Law, and Becoming a Public Defender, with Annick Jordan
On this episode, Annick Jordan shares what it was like to work as a paralegal at a big law firm and Spotify before going to Stanford Law School. She breaks down her longer-than-expected law school application process and what it was like to overcome the LSAT and self-imposed expectations on her law school application timeline. She also shares what it was like to be one of the few Black women in her Stanford Law class, and her path to becoming a public defender in New Orleans, Louisiana - the mass incarceration capital in the world. Annick's story is a wonderful reminder to set big goals and go after our dreams - no matter how long it takes to get there.
3 minutes | a month ago
Season 1 Trailer
On this short trailer, learn about host, Priscilla Esquivel Weninger, and why she decided to start an early career strategy podcast specifically for young professionals who identify as Black, Latinx, Indigenous and/or people of color.
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