CareerLift

CareerLift

By OSU-Cascades
Introducing the CareerLift Podcast, brought to you by the Career Development Center at OSU-Cascades. Each week, career coaches, Rachel and Laura, will explore different topics to help you continue designing the career you want! In the same amount of time it takes to ride the chair from base to summit, you will learn and gain advice from industry professionals on how to give your career a lift.
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo
Breaker Logo
Google Podcasts Logo
Overcast Logo
Pocket Casts Logo
RadioPublic Logo
Spotify Logo
Class of 2020: Cecilia Ledford
We are so excited to start our Senior Spotlight Series with you! While we are disheartened that we won't be able to celebrate in person this June, we wanted to take some time to feature some recent and upcoming graduates in the Class of 2020!  In this episode, we chat with Cecilia Ledford, a Post-Baccalaureate student graduating with a Bachelor's in Kinesiology. Cecilia shares about the process she went through in changing her career path from the hospitality industry to seeking a degree in Kinesiology, how she's passionate about creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all within fitness, and how she plans to celebrate her accomplishments. Cecilia, we are so inspired by your passion and joy and cannot wait to see how you change this world for the better!
12:33
May 22, 2020
Professor Pop-In with Todd Montgomery
In this episode, we sit down with Todd Montgomery to chat about all things COVID-19 and his take on the impact this will have on the Hospitality Industry. Todd also shares his summer plans for his personal continued learning and tips on how students can do the same during this time. And you heard it here first, but after trying to homeschool his own kids, Todd makes a lofty prediction about the future of educational K-12 teachers that we certainly hope comes true! We hope you enjoy listening in on this insightful and fun conversation. 
24:24
May 20, 2020
Graduating During a Recession: Advice from Alumni (Part 2)
This week we hear from those who graduated during the Great Recession to provide solace and advice for recent and upcoming graduates as they enter the workforce into the Great Lockdown. In this episode, we sit down with John Dempsey who currently works as a Digital Strategist and Partner at RoadTrip, a brand marketing agency in Bend. He shares about his experience graduating in 2008 from OSU-Corvallis and what life looked like throughout and after his senior year. John shares the importance and edge that a recent graduate has when entering the workforce due to their fresh perspective and knowledge of the current culture. "Somebody who's a fresh graduate has a finger on the pulse of culture in a way that many other people don't."  If you a recent or upcoming graduate, or even if you still have a year or 2 to go, we hope you found this series encouraging and reassuring. Like John mentions at the end, you will be okay! 
27:45
May 14, 2020
Graduating During a Recession: Advice from Alumni (Part 1)
This week we hear from those who graduated during the Great Recession to provide solace and advice for recent and upcoming graduates as they enter the workforce into the Great Lockdown.  In this episode, we sit down with Damon Runberg who currently works as a Regional Economist for the State of Oregon Employment Department. He shares about his experience graduating in 2009 and what life looked like throughout and after his senior year.
16:40
May 12, 2020
Utilizing Staffing Agencies in Your Job Search (Part 2)
Part 2 of 2: In this episode, we chat with Rob Ramaker, Business Development Manager at Express Employment Professionals of Central Oregon. Rob shares the benefits of utilizing Express Employment Professionals as a free resource throughout one's job search. This is a huge opportunity for students who are interested in getting connected with local openings and tapping into the large number of employer connections that a staffing agency is able to provide. Rob also mentions the career development resources available on their website, including the Job Genius platform.
17:26
May 8, 2020
Utilizing Staffing Agencies in Your Job Search (Part 1)
Part 1 of 2: In this episode, we chat with OSU-Cascades alum and friend David Haines, who now works as a Staffing Consultant at PrideStaff in Bend. David shares about the experiences during his time at OSU-Cascades that added value to his career path, and how he ended up in his current role at PrideStaff. He also speaks generally about what a staffing agency does, and how students can use staffing agencies like PrideStaff throughout their job search. 
19:53
May 4, 2020
Updates and Hot Takes
As we all have quickly transitioned into life during a pandemic, we wanted to share what we've been working on in the Career Development Center to help through this time, including resources like our recent Live Chat feature, Graduate Guide for our recent and upcoming graduates, Who's Currently Hiring page, and more. We end the episode with a new segment we like to call: Hot Takes! Today we share what we're binging on Netflix, what we're reading, and more! 
14:28
May 1, 2020
Insight from the Employment Department
In this episode, we take a deeper look into the state of Central Oregon's economic reality during this interview with Workforce Analyst, Kale Donnelly. Kale joins us from the State of Oregon Employment Department to share some insight as well as his advice and recommendations for those entering the workforce during these unprecedented times. To learn more about the resources Kale mentions in this episode, visit https://www.qualityinfo.org/.
14:33
April 27, 2020
Your Career Coaches
Introducing the CareerLift Podcast, brought to you by the Career Development Center at OSU-Cascades. Each week, career coaches, Rachel and Laura, will explore different topics to help you continue designing the career you want!  In this episode, Rachel and Laura share just a bit about who they are and how they ended up in their current roles at OSU-Cascades.
12:57
April 24, 2020