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Career Talks

Career Talks

By CJ Sanchez
This is a podcast for the students, alumni, staff, and community members of the University of Washington. We will be talking about all the things that our center does and is working on as well as bringing in guests that can share their past experiences and their current work.
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A Success Story in Landing a Job After Graduation, How Madi Oversby showed Persistence and Networked to Land a Role with Disney
In this episode, we will be meeting with Madi Oversby to learn what she had done to find positions, share her story, and connect with various employers while using resources to find out about and connect with future opportunities. From lifeguarding to internships with Disney, hear how Madi was able to persevere both in the job search and graduating in these tough times.
June 08, 2021
Jumpstarting Your Career By Working in a Startup: An Interview with Tiffany Nakamitsu
In this episode, we get to meet with an energetic and active alumni Tiffany Nakamitsu to hear more about how she worked through three different majors and how she ended up working at a start-up that gave her the insight into creating one for herself one day. We also get to hear about the great services that SeekOut provides by helping diversify our workforce.  To connect with Tiffany, you can find her LinkedIn here.
April 08, 2021
Landing a Role in a Fortune 500 Company with an English Degree: Nicey Hilton's Journey
In this episode, UW alumna Nicey Hilton, who majored in English, will share creative tips to help alumni get a job and succeed in today’s complex work environments. She has had a long, successful business career in healthcare and tech, starting at pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly before moving on to consulting. If you liked this episode and would like to hear more from Nicey you can find her on LinkedIn at and read an article that she has written for the Career and Internship Center. “
April 01, 2021
Bridging Activism and Higher Education: Meeting with the Associate Director of the UW Q Center, Val Schweigert
In this episode we take a chance to meet with Valerie Schweigert, the new Associate Director at the UW Q Center to hear all about their experiences working within a space dedicated to the advocacy and uplifting of LGBTQ+ identities, with a heavy focus on people of color in its mission. Tune in to learn what it's like to be in both an academic, activist, and community organizing space. 
February 17, 2021
From Southern California to Seattle, from Bellevue College to UW, Getting to Talk to Eli Heller
In this episode, we get some great insight from one of my close teammates and friends Eli Heller. We learn about what it was like as an academic advisor at Bellevue College, attending Seattle University for Graduate Studies, coaching Pre Health students, and the importance of identity in the workplace. 
December 04, 2020
One of the Husky 100, Talking with Gillian Duenas.
In this episode, we will be getting the chance to hear from Gillian Duenas, who is a new alum and current student in the school of social work. We get to hear about what it was like being a part of the student campus, as well as what experiences really helped shaped some decisions. As with all of our guests Gillian shares some valuable advice on what to do while you are exploring your time as a student. 
November 20, 2020
Learning How to Advance In Your Career with Keena Bean
Come join us in this episode of Career Talks where we meet with the Director of Corporate Communications for Zipwhip, Keena Bean. We talk about some golden nuggets when it comes to finding a position, advancing in your career, and the often foggy areas of negotiation when it comes to promotion and acknowledging your worth. 
October 22, 2020
City Year and Marcus Ramirez
In this episode get to know Marcus Ramirez from City Year and hear all about the opportunities that they have for students, experiences of a Husky Alum, and lots of hearty laughter as we share the importance of community and getting involved. 
October 08, 2020
Career Fairs and Employer Events at the Career and Internship Center
In this episode we get the chance to talk to our resident Event Specialist Mattie Bess and we get to learn about what types of events the Career and Internship Center hosts, from Career Fairs to Employer Ask Me Anything Webinars. Mattie also shares with us her next steps and some great advice for anyone looking into getting into the event planning world. 
May 22, 2020
A Graduating Senior
In this episode we are meeting with one of our Peer Coaches at the Career and Internship Center, Kiana Rani. Kiana will share out some of her experiences in the work that she has done and her studies as well as some advice to fellow students who will be entering the workforce and graduating this year. 
May 08, 2020
The Pre- Law Services
This episode we will be talking with a fellow Career Coach Dawn Cheung to learn more about her background in communications, social work, AmeriCorps and Prada as well as what goes into applying for Law School as a UW student. 
May 01, 2020
In this episode we are going to be talking to Lindsay Smith, our Handshake Experience Manager, about her career path and how she found her way into the Career and Internship Center as well as all of the things you can do and access with Handshake as well as some big things that you might not have known about from the person who oversees the platform for UW. 
April 24, 2020
In this episode we will be talking about Internship with our Internship specialist on staff, Dan Herb. We will start out learning a bit about Dan's background and how he got to be with us at the Career and Internship Center and then we will dive into what the big things to know about applying and working an internship for students and alumni but also what makes a great place for an internship that employers could implement in their practices. 
April 17, 2020
The Career and Internship Center at the University of Washington
In this episode we will be introducing our podcast as well as meeting with Kaeline Kine, our most front facing staff member, to talk about what the Career and Internship Center is and does as well as how we are responding to our current world to continue to provide services and assistance to the students, alumni, staff, employers, and community members that engage with us. 
April 10, 2020