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The SSU Career Chat

The SSU Career Chat

By Career Center
Join Sonoma State University students Callie, Ashley, and Lily for weekly episodes exploring career outlook and major to career exploration. Enjoy interviews with Sonoma State alumni, current students and industry professionals. This is perfect for college students or anyone interested in the career world! We will discuss a new major/career field each week!
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The SSU Career Chat Season 2 Wrap-Up
In this brief conclusion to our second season, all three hosts discuss highlights, memorable moments, and what this podcast has meant for us. We thank all of our listeners and our guests, and we look forward to the future of the SSU Career Chat!
05:27
May 14, 2021
The SSU Career Chat S2 Episode 15: Graphic Design Career Pathways and Advice
Listen in to learn more about career paths related to Graphic Design and the experiences they had starting right here at Sonoma State. Both coming from different majors, they were involved in various experiences that led to their career pathways. Tune in to learn more about new opportunities for yourself.
43:39
May 07, 2021
The SSU Career Chat S2 Episode 14: Chicano and Latino Studies Career Pathways and Advice
Hey everyone! We're coming up on our final episodes of this season! On today's episode I spoke with Desirae on what it's like to major in Chicano and Latino Studies (CALS) and the pathway she took to get to law school and her journey on becoming an attorney. If you would like more advice from her or any questions about law school or just career-related questions in general, please feel free to email her and she will be happy to help! Desirae's Info: Email: d_sanchez13@u.pacific.edu  LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/desirae-sanchez-79319293
18:40
May 06, 2021
The SSU Career Chat S2 Episode 13: Women and Gender Studies Career Pathways and Advice
Hi everyone! Today we have a great episode where we talk about what it is like to pursue a degree in WGS and the many career pathways that you could take as well as great advice! Be sure to listen to find out how fulfilling a degree in WGS can be! Also follow Carina on Instagram and be sure to check out her website: IG: @Carinamonique Website: cmbt.space
01:01:22
April 29, 2021
The SSU Career Chat S2 Episode 12: Geography, Environment and Planning Career Pathways and Advice
Tune into this episode to hear our two wonderful guests give their advice and tell us their experiences in their GEP careers. If you're interested in this career path, listen in because we have a great episode for you.
41:22
April 29, 2021
The SSU Career Chat S2 Episode 11: Seniors with Jobs
Today we interviews with students who took the initiative to find careers while they were still in their final year at Sonoma State. Whether you are a senior looking for a job, or you are just trying to think ahead, you can learn exactly how these Seawolves got ahead by applying for jobs before they even graduated. Tune in to learn how you can be successful too!
37:12
April 23, 2021
The SSU Career Chat S2 Episode 10: Graduate School
If you're debating on going to graduate school and getting your masters degree then check out this weeks podcast! In this episode you'll hear from three great SSU Alums who received their masters degrees. They'll talk about their experiences and their careers and offer great advice! 
01:03:06
April 22, 2021
The SSU Career Chat S2 Episode 9: International Work Career Pathways and Advice
An international job means an opportunity for travel to expand your mind and explore opportunities. Listen in to hear our 3 guests talk about their experiences using their degree abroad and how their time out of the country opened many doors for them. All earning different degrees from Sonoma State, they all shared one common thing, the desire to travel. You can too! Find out the possible careers you can have while traveling the world.
58:08
April 15, 2021
The SSU Career Chat S2 Episode 8: Career in Counseling and Advice
Hey Seawolves! We have a great episode for you this week so tune in to hear from two amazing women from the Psychology and Counseling field and their experiences at Sonoma State and what it is like to work in the field.
51:34
April 08, 2021
The SSU Career Chat S2 Episode 7: Visual and Performing Arts Career Pathways and Advice
In this episode we have 3 guests that have been involved in Theater and Performing Arts right here at Sonoma State. Tune in to learn more about their career pathways and how their time right here at SSU prepared them for their future endeavors. From Theater majors to History majors, there are endless possibilities in this field so learn more!
51:18
April 01, 2021
The SSU Career Chat S2 Episode 6: Pre-Nursing Into a Non-Nursing Major
In this episode, we interview 3 SSU alumni who started out in Pre-Nursing but did not end up in the Nursing program at SSU. Instead, they went into other majors and found success. What can you do when your career path does not go as planned? Tune in to find out! Whether you are a student enrolled in Pre-Nursing, or you are just someone looking to learn more about the many career paths available to you, you'll find lots of exclusive and exciting information here from real Seawolves who have gone on to pursue promising opportunities.
42:05
March 25, 2021
The SSU Career Chat S2 Episode 5: Engineering Career Pathways and Advice
Hello Listeners! This week we'll be speaking with two engineering majors where they touch on what it is like to pursue a career in engineering and offer great tips and advice on how to be successful in the field! If you're interested in pursuing a career in engineering then this episode is for you! 
52:43
March 25, 2021
The SSU Career Chat S2 Episode 4: Specialization with Children Career Pathways and Advice
In this episode, our two guests share their experiences at Sonoma State that lead to the careers they now have both specializing in children. One graduating with a degree in Human Development and the other in Child Development, shows there are endless possibilities and it is not limited to just one major. Listen in to get some advice if you are interested or may be interested in careers with children.
43:19
March 18, 2021
The SSU Career Chat S2 E3: Minor Degrees Career Pathways and Advice
In this episode we interview 2 SSU Alumni who received their minor degrees. Each guests tells us their experience at Sonoma State and how their minor degree has helped them in receiving opportunities and getting them to the careers they have now. If you are wanting to find out if working towards your minor degree is worth it, or just trying to receive some insight on how a minor degree could be beneficial to you, then tune in to this week's episode to receive great advice from successful Seawolves. 
41:25
March 11, 2021
The SSU Career Chat S2 Episode 2: Small Business Career Pathways and Advice
In this episode, we are interviewing 2 guests who are SSU Alumni that own their own small businesses. Each guests gives advice and suggestions from fashion to entertainment for the career path they chose starting with their education right here at Sonoma State. The SSU Career Chat is here to give guidance and lead you in the direction of success through career exploration. If you are curious about possible career choices or have thoughts about creating your own small business, listen in!
46:33
March 04, 2021
The SSU Career Chat S2 Episode 1: Law Enforcement Career Pathways and Advice
Welcome back to your favorite career podcast! In this first episode of our second season, we introduce our 2 new hosts, and interview 2 SSU alumni and the Campus Police Chief. Each guest tells us exactly how they progressed from university to their careers and offers advice to current students on how to maximize your college experience. Whether you are a student interested in law enforcement, or you are just someone looking to learn more about the many career paths available to you, you'll find lots of exclusive and useful information here from real Seawolves who have gone on to lead successful careers.
39:49
February 25, 2021
The SSU Career Chat Episode 10: Art and Theatre Arts Career Pathways and Advice
Our final episode of Season 1! Cue the confetti! In this episode we interview 2 Sonoma State alumni who graduated with degrees in Art and Theatre Arts. Each graduate tells the unique story of how they joined the workforce in careers they are passionate about, and they offer advice to current students on how to be successful. After all, no one gives better advice to Sonoma State students than former Sonoma State students! Whether you are a student majoring in a Studio Art field or Performing Arts field, or you are just looking to learn more about the many career paths available to you, you'll find lots of exclusive and useful information here from real SSU graduates who have gone on to lead bright careers.
51:31
December 12, 2020
The SSU Career Chat Episode 9: Education Career Paths and Advice
In this episode of The Career Chat, we interview 3 Sonoma State alumni who have gone on to work in Education-related fields. They give details on how they advanced from college to their careers and they provide tips to current students. Whether you are a student majoring in something related to Education, or you are just looking to get ahead with your career plans, you'll find plenty of advice and support in this episode from real SSU graduates who have gone on to successful careers.
49:06
December 03, 2020
The SSU Career Chat Episode 8: Dream Careers
This episode focuses on Dream Careers. I sat down with Anna Luna, a former SSU student who worked on the production teams for Black Panther and Spiderman: Homecoming. She speaks on her time in the entertainment industry and what it is like working for Marvel and her current employer, Netflix. I then interview Carole Migden, a former California State Senator who also is an SSU alumni. She speaks on her time as the first openly lesbian legislators in California's history as well as her time working with Harvey Milk in San Francisco in the time before his assassination. 
51:40
November 30, 2020
The SSU Career Chat Episode 7: Social Science Career Pathways and Advice
In this episode we interview 4 Sonoma State alumni who graduated with degrees related to the Social Science field. Our interviewees combined have studied sociology, criminology and criminal justice, anthropology, political science, and history. Each graduate tells the unique story of how they joined the workforce in careers they are passionate about, and they offer advice to current students on how to be successful. After all, no one gives better advice to Sonoma State students than former Sonoma State students! Whether you are a student majoring in an area of Social Science, or you are just looking to learn more about the many career paths available to you, you'll find lots of exclusive and useful information here from real SSU graduates who have gone on to lead shining careers.
49:41
November 19, 2020
The SSU Career Chat Episode 6: Student Leadership Roles, Your Ticket to a Career
This episode focuses on student leadership roles, such as Resident Advisors and Peer Mentors, and how these positions make for eye-catching items on resumes. We chat with Katy Smith a former Sonoma RA and current business major-turned teacher, Carly Solberg an SSU alumni who was a Peer Mentor for the theater FLC at Sonoma State, and Erica Sposato, a recruiter for Target stores who gives her info on why student leaders are so attractive to employers. 
50:16
November 19, 2020
The SSU Career Chat Episode 5: Communications Career Pathways and Advice
In this episode we interview 4 Sonoma State alumni who graduated with degrees in Communications and Media Studies. Each graduate tells the unique story of how they joined the workforce in careers they are passionate about, and they offer advice to current students on how to be successful. After all, no one gives better advice to Sonoma State students than former Sonoma State students! Whether you are a student majoring in Communications, or you are just looking to learn more about the many career paths available to you, you'll find lots of exclusive and useful information here from real SSU graduates who have gone on to lead bright careers.  Oh, and because we have one more interview than usual, this episode is a little longer than others. Hey, who doesn't love extra content?
55:11
November 05, 2020
The SSU Career Chat Episode 4: Connecting Advocacy to Career
In this episode of The Career Chat, we interview 2 SSU folks, each one focusing on a different movement or issue facing the world. Graduating GEP Student Marian Mejia describes the importance for advocacy centered around climate change and shows us the ways we can turn our advocacy for climate justice into careers. Then, Tramaine Austin-Dillon tells us how being involved in multicultural clubs and organizations is not only a resume booster, but helps one form a tight-knit community with fellow like-minded people. Click to listen to thoughts and insight on The Black Lives Matter movement and the fight for climate change and their connection to potential careers. 
36:07
October 29, 2020
The SSU Career Chat Episode 3: Business & Economics Career Pathways and Advice
In this episode we interview 3 Sonoma State alumni who work in Business-related fields. Each alumnus tells us exactly how they progressed from university to their careers and offers advice to current students on how to maximize your college experience. Whether you are a student majoring in a Business field, or you are just someone looking to learn more about the many career paths available to you, you'll find lots of exclusive and useful information here from real SSU graduates who have gone on to lead successful careers. 
43:21
October 22, 2020
The SSU Career Chat Episode 2: Student Athletes & Sports-Based Careers
In this episode of The Career Chat, we interview 3 different folks with a range of experience in the sports world. Click to listen to thoughts and insight on the inside scoop of working for a professional sports team, playing on a professional sports team, and the perspective of a current SSU student athlete.  Is the sports industry the right career for you? This podcast will help solve that question. 
46:46
October 15, 2020
The SSU Career Chat Episode 1: STEM Career Pathways and Advice
In this episode of The Career Chat, we interview 3 Sonoma State alumni who have gone on to work in STEM-related fields. They give details on how they advanced from college to their careers and they provide tips to current students. Whether you are a student majoring in a STEM field, or you are just looking to get ahead with your career plans, you'll find plenty of advice and support in this episode from real SSU graduates who have gone on to successful careers.
35:14
October 08, 2020