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The SSU Career Chat

The SSU Career Chat

By Career Center
Join Sonoma State University students Callie and Mac 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! Callie and Mac will discuss a new major/career field each week!
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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 3, 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.
49:40
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. 
50:15
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?
55:10
November 5, 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. 
36:06
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. 
43:20
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.
35:13
October 8, 2020