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Starting Somewhere with Michael Watson

Do you feel overwhelmed by career options, unsure of where to start after school, curious about what other people do every day, or even just feeling like you’re in a weird work limbo, well you're in luck. Hosted by Michael Watson, Starting Somewhere is a new podcast that will feature someone in the early stages of their working life to find out how they got to where they are, what they actually do every day, and to get an honest look as to what life starting out in that field looks like. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/startingsomewherepod/support

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6. Starting in Engineering with Continuous Improvement Engineer: Eliza Horvat

Eliza Horvat is a Continuous Improvement Engineer at Dupont. In this interview she talks about her path as an Engineer, what it has been like as one of the very few women in her classes and at work, the importance of finding a community for support, the impact a mentor can have, and the benefits of working at a big company. For anyone interested in Engineering, STEM, or learning more about working at a large company, this is the episode for you!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/startingsomewherepod/support

1hr 31mins

24 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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5. Starting in Politics and Music with Fundraising Strategist, Technical Director, and Drummer: Joey Mamlin

By day, Joey Mamlin serves as Technical Director, Fundraising Strategist, and sits on the Board for Grassroots Analytics, a D.C. based Political Data Company that also jointly owns and operates several innovative consumer data companies. At Night, Joey is the Drummer for The Crystal Casino Band. Formerly known as The Colonies, The Crystal Casino Band is an indie-rock band who provide a unique take on DIY culture, combining the style of The Strokes with the easy-going energy of surf-rock as well as the bravado of The Killers. Joey goes in depth about all the things he did in college and how they have launched him into what he does today. He also shares about his experience working in politics, what it’s like to be a financial consultant with campaigns, the importance of maintaining a work-life balance, and the benefits of working at a smaller company. Of course we also talk about everything involving the band. Joey explains what their recording process is like, how they changed their name, and how they get the word out about their music. I really loved this conversation because I think that he offers a really unique perspective as someone who is not only establishing a career but also pursuing a passion as well. For anyone that fears if they work a full time job they won’t also have the time to do what they really want to do, Joey shows that you actually can do both and be great at it.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/startingsomewherepod/support

1hr 13mins

18 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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4. Starting in Tech with Head of Product: Lynda Negron

Since graduating from Harvard University in 2015, Lynda Negron has worked as an Engineer and Product Leader in the Tech and Start Up space at companies like Tinder, Bias Sync, and Pando. Not only does Lynda speak in depth about her experience working in Tech, but also about how teams can be most effective, how diverse perspectives can save lives, the importance of feedback, and the necessity for genuinely caring about the projects you work on. If you're interested in what it takes to make it in the Start Up industry, if you've ever wondered what it's like to work at Tinder, or if you just aren't sure how to start your career in Computer Science, this is the episode for you!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/startingsomewherepod/support

1hr 22mins

28 May 2021

Rank #3

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3. Starting in Public Service with Engagement Manager: Wanja Thuku

After earning her Masters in Public Administration from the University of Delaware in 2019, Wanja Thuku has worked a variety of service oriented jobs in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. In this episode you’ll hear her and I discuss her eclectic path into doing the work she’s doing right now as an Engagement Manager at Benefits Data Trust, a nonprofit based in Philadelphia which utilizes the power of data, tech, and policy to improve people's health and build pathways to economic mobility. For anyone interested in Grad School, campaigns, state and local government, or nonprofits, this is the podcast for you.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/startingsomewherepod/support

1hr 21mins

29 Apr 2021

Rank #4

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2. Starting in Business with IT Recruiter: Sean Menon

Sean Menon has worked full time as a Core Applications Recruiter at TEKsystems since graduating from Miami University with a degree in Business Marketing in 2019. In just over a year, Sean has learned so much about the Recruiting industry, what makes job applicants successful, and what hiring managers in the tech field are actually looking for. Sean talks about what it takes to be in recruiting and sales, how to stay organized for work, the importance of LinkedIn, and goes really in depth on what hiring managers for IT developers are looking for. Everyone who is looking for a job, or at least could be soon, will be able to take something valuable away from our conversation, but especially anyone interested in business, sales, recruiting, and IT will be able to take a lot from what Sean had to say.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/startingsomewherepod/support

46mins

23 Apr 2021

Rank #5

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1. Introducing Starting Somewhere

Hello! My name is Michael Watson and I'd like to introduce my new podcast, Starting Somewhere. Every episode you will hear from someone in the early stages of their working life to find out how they got to where they are, what they actually do every day, and to get an honest look as to what life starting out in that field looks like. So, for everyone who feels overwhelmed by options, unsure of where to start, or even just feeling like you’re in this weird work limbo, this podcast will try to help. The goal is to showcase as many different jobs and paths as possible, so even if there are episodes that might not be directly relating to what you want to do, I promise we will have something for everyone soon!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/startingsomewherepod/support

2mins

17 Apr 2021

Rank #6