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All Careers Considered: Embracing Change and Why Helping Others is the Best Philosophy in Business with Dawn Ridley

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This week we spoke with Dawn Ridley, African American Studies BA ‘91. Dawn currently serves as the Assistant Vice President of Institutional Giving at Howard University and has years of experience in business primarily in the Washington, DC area. …

By Camryn Schreiner
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Get to Know Cook Medical with Media School Alum Caleb Konstanski

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Upon graduation, telecommunications alum Caleb Konstanski didn’t imagine one day he’d be leading the business operations of a division at local employer Cook Medical. Instead, he thought he’d be leading a team of people on a soccer field. Read below …

By Will Reed
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All Careers Considered: Astrology, Yoga & Wellness, and Maximizing your Liberal Arts Degree with Emily Ridout

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This week we spoke with Emily Ridout, Folklore and Ethnomusicology BA ‘19. Emily is an AstroYoga specialist and has a super interesting background. In this episode, we talked about what she loved about her time at IU and …

By Camryn Schreiner
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Curious about WCSN Projects? Let Senior Mistee Saylor Tell You Her Experience

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The Walter Center Success Network recently launched a new feature — WCSN Projects. This new feature allows College of Arts + Sciences students work directly with College alumni on various projects so the student can gain valuable new skills and work experience. …

By Geoffrey Heck
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All Careers Considered: Finding Your Photography Style & Owning A Small Business with Stephanie Stewart

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This week we speak with Stephanie Stewart, who started her own photography business after graduating from Indiana University in 2002. She shares her experience as a wedding and portrait photographer, which skills have been most helpful to her as an …

By Camryn Schreiner
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Why It’s Important To Do What You Love With The Mahdi Brothers and Anthony Duncan

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This week is our interview with the Mahdi Brothers and Anthony Duncan, co-founders of Mad Optimist, a sustainable customizable body care brand with a community focus based right here in Bloomington, Indiana. All three are alumni of the College of …

By Camryn Schreiner
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Now Hiring: Media School Alumnus Monte Parker Shares Sales Journey with Fischer Homes

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For Monte, two experiences at IU were critical when it came to learning what she wanted in her future career. Before she began working at Fischer Homes, which she describes as “exactly what I didn’t know I was looking for,” …

By Will Reed
Will Reed Senior Associate Director, Employer Relations Will Reed
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All Careers Considered: Taking Advantage of your Opportunities & Network with Tom Thakkar

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Next up is my conversation with Tom Thakkar, who is comedian who does stand-up comedy and has he’s been on Conan, Comedy Central, and is the co-host of Stand by Your Band podcast. He graduated from the Media School in …

By Camryn Schreiner
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Get to know Buckeye International, Inc.

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Interested in a career that can help businesses stay safe in the midst of a global pandemic? Is it important have a defined path for growth at a company? Do you want the support it takes to succeed and grow …

By Will Reed
Will Reed Senior Associate Director, Employer Relations Will Reed
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All Careers Considered: Maximize your Network & Launch your Career with Courtney Seamon

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Courtney Seamon graduated from IU in 2015 with a degree in Apparel Merchandising, and since then has become a successful fashion blogger and influencer in New York City. On the podcast this week is an interview with Courtney Seamon, a …

By Maureen Langley
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