Pio Career Cast at Utica College
By Utica College Career Development
The Center for Career Readiness at Utica College offers a weekly podcast to discuss everything careers!!
How to Stand Out from other Applicants with Guest Denia Talavera, '07 Alumna
Listen to Utica University Alumna, Denia Talavera, talk about how to stand out from other applicants in the hiring process. This discussion includes tips on resume and cover letter writing, applications, interviewing, following up, plus more..... Learn from someone in the real world and gain valuable insight on how to succeed.
April 27, 2022
The Importance of Internships with guest speaker, Morgan Kocher, '21 Utica University Alumna
Listen to Utica University Alumna, Morgan Kocher, talk about the importance of internships and how it helped her jump start her career. Internships are a great way to gain experience in your future career field as well as offer different leadership and time management skills. Listen to Morgan's experience with her internships and all the knowledge she has gained through these.
April 21, 2022
Applicant Track Systems and Getting Your Resume Through to a Human with Guest Speaker Yolanda Owens of Careen Sensei Consulting
Yolanda Owens, Founder of Career Sensei Consulting, answers questions like: "How do you get your resume into the hands of a human?" "How can someone identify the keywords the robot is scanning for??" Yolanda shares her experiences working with Applicant Tracking Systems and gives great advice on how to make your resume easy to scan by a robot and by humans.
April 07, 2022
From College to Career with Guest Lindsey Pollak
Lindsey Pollak, a New York Times Bestselling Author and one of the world's leading career and workplace experts, answers questions like: "How do you get a job without experience and get experience without a job?" "How can someone persist without being a pest??" Lindsey shares her experiences and encourages you to take action even if it requires you to recalculate along the way. She also talks about working in a 5-generation workforce. This is a MUST listen!!
March 31, 2022
The Importance of Extracurriculars with Guest Speaker, Rachel Flores
Our graduate assistant, Rachel Flores, talks about her extracurricular experiences here at Utica University all while being able to balance the rigorousness of graduate school. She discusses the organizations she has been a part of, essential tips on time management, and emphasized the importance of not letting life pass you by. Rachel has definitely made the most of her time here at Utica University and you should too!
March 24, 2022
Pio Career Cast - Staying on Track with guest Buster Larsson
Guest speaker Buster Larsson, a student athlete here at Utica University, talks about how he is able to be successful in the classroom while maintaining a rigorous Hockey schedule between practice and games. Buster shares some tips on how he stays ahead by organizing his week, prioritizing his school work, and not procrastinating. Buster has set high standards for himself and works hard to achieve his goals. You can too!
March 16, 2022
You Attended the Career Fair... What Did You Learn? Student Guest Speakers: Bailey Ford, Sara Kuiken, Jacob Slutsky, and Morgan Willis
This week listen to several students share their experience from attending the Virtual Career Fair. Not only did they survive but they are offering tips to all of you on how to have a positive experience. They also offer encouragement to attend these types of events to find an internship or job, explore opportunities, and to build your network.
March 10, 2022
Micro Internships with Parker Dewey with Guest Kristin Schrader
This week listen to our speakers chat about Micro-Internships with Parker Dewey. Micro-internships are short-term, paid, professional projects open to all college students and recent graduates of Utica University. You will have the opportunity to explore different roles and company cultures as you gain valuable experience.
March 02, 2022
The Pitch with student Host Jackie Lewis and Sue Ragoschke as guest
This week listen to our speakers chat about preparing and delivering your "Pitch." Our very own host, Sue, will be taking the hot seat this week while student employee, Jackie, serves as our host! With the Career Fair quickly approaching, it is now time to start preparing your pitch (your 45 to 60 second introduction) to make a positive first impression with the employers you are scheduled to meet with.
February 23, 2022
Career Fair Preparation with guest speaker, Jessica Skeldon
This week listen to our speakers chat about Career Fair Preparation. Learn more about what you can do now to prepare for the March 2nd Career Fair, how to research employers, now to navigate Handshake to set up your employer sessions, and how you can give a great first impression.
February 16, 2022
Why Go To The Career Fair? with Guest Madeline Krecidlo
This week listen to our speakers chat about the March 2nd Career Fair and why students should go. Guest speaker Madeline Krecidlo, a senior at UC studying Psychology-Child Life, attended last year and she will share her experience along with tips on how students can start preparing now.
February 09, 2022
Student Resources with guest, Beth Samuels
This week listen to our speakers chat about Student Resources. We want all students to know what resources are available to them and this podcast gives you all the information you need to find and utilize these resources on campus. Learn more about being an advocate for your own individual success.
February 02, 2022
Grad School 101 with guest Victoria Vargulick
This week listen to our speakers chat about reasons to go (or not to go) to Grad School along with tips and tricks on how to start planning for the application process. Learn more about the search process and how to make the right decision for yourself
January 26, 2022
Awato - A Personalized Career Pathfinding Platform
This week listen to our host, Sue Ragoschke, and special guest, Dan Greenebaum, chat about AWATO, a free personalized assessment available to all students. Learn why taking assessments are important to align your academics and career with your interests, skills, and values.
January 19, 2022
Thank You Notes with Guest Speaker Sam Vincent Episode 10
This week listen to our speakers chat about the importance of sending Thank You Notes during the interview process. 68% of hiring managers say "yes, sending a thank you matters." If you are not sending a proper post-interview thank you note, you are hurting your chances of landing a job. Learn some tips on thank you note writing and how to make a positive impression.
December 01, 2021
The Art of Networking with Guest Speaker Kailea Murray Episode 9
This week listen to our speakers chat about networking. It's not what you know, it's who you know. In this podcast you will learn how to effectively network, how to build your network, and how to leverage your connections. It's not too early to start perfecting this life long continuum of conversations and interactions.
November 17, 2021
Interview Preparation with Guest Speaker Victoria Vargulick
This week listen to our speakers chat about interview preparation and learn how to adequately research the company or organization, prepare concise answers, and be able to build a rapport with the interviewer. If you need interview prep assistance, your Career Coach can guide you through these steps and provide real time feedback through a mock interview or two!!
November 10, 2021
Pio Career Cast Episode 7: Prospecting the Job Market with Guest Speaker Dr. Anthony Baird
This week listen to our speakers chat about Prospecting the Job Market. Learn what is needed to identify potential jobs and evaluate your potential. Guest speaker, Dr. Anthony Baird, VP of DEI and Student Transitions at UC, offers tips on how to stay on track to find the right path and gives great advice on how to find your individual path.
November 03, 2021
Cover Letter Prep - Episode 6. Guest Speaker: Lesley Wallace
This week listen to our speakers chat about cover letters and some of the do's and don'ts involved in writing a professional cover letter. Guest speaker, Lesley Wallace, Director of Employment & Retention in Utica College's Office of Human Resources, shares her expertise and perspective on what she considered a perfect cover letter. If you need help with crafting your cover letter, your Career Coach can assist you!
October 28, 2021
Pio Career Cast - Episode 5 - Resume Prep with guest speaker Dan Greenebaum
This week listen to our speakers chat about resumes and they will bust up some of the myths surrounding resumes. Guest speaker, Dan Greenebaum, shares his expertise and perspective on what is a perfect resume, what to include and what not to include, and how AI (yes, a robot) is the first reader of your resume.
October 21, 2021
Student Employment with Guest Speaker Jackie Lewis
Listen to why working on campus is perfect for UC students due to the flexibility, convenience, and real world practice students will gain. Guest Speaker, Jackie Lewis, shares her student employment experience and why you should strongly consider getting a job on campus. There are many on campus jobs at UC still accepting applications. Apply today through the student employment portal.
October 14, 2021
What is Handshake? Guest Speaker: Jessica Skeldon
Jessica Skeldon answers questions about Handshake, UC's employment platform for students and employers to connect. Plus students are able to make appointments with their Career Coach and find events and workshops being offered on campus and/or virtually.
October 07, 2021
Why is Getting Involved on Campus Important? Guest speaker: Jason Francey
Why is it important for students to get involved on campus? Getting involved in co-curricular activities have a larger impact than any other opportunity outside the classroom on building essential work skills valued by employers. These skills include teamwork, decision making, problem solving, verbal communication, information processing, writing, plus more AND the magical word LEADERSHIP! Jason Francey, Assistant Director of College Engagement at Utica College, is our guest speaker.
September 29, 2021
Pio Career Cast Career Discovery Guest Speaker: Victoria Vargulick
The Center for Career Readiness at Utica College has a weekly podcast to offer students career tips and advice. In this episode, we have a discussion on Career Discovery.
September 22, 2021