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Joel Graves and Dan Charbonneau Talk About the ACG Cup

Conversations on Careers and Professional Life

Release Date: 11/27/2019

Christopher Barnes on Sleep and Work show art Christopher Barnes on Sleep and Work

Conversations on Careers and Professional Life

My sleep hasn't been great for years. I never have trouble falling asleep, but I wake after about 5 hours and then have trouble getting back to sleep.  I average about 7 hours of sleep a night, sometimes more, sometimes less (an improvement over a few years ago). A few years back, after talk about his book, on a podcast (), I went down the rabbit hole (not for the first time) on ways to improve my sleep. I'm happy to report, that it many ways, it has gotten better and my relationship to sleep has as well.  I write this as a preface for why the topic of this episode is so important...

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Nivedita Kumar on Recruiting During Year 2 of the MBA show art Nivedita Kumar on Recruiting During Year 2 of the MBA

Conversations on Careers and Professional Life

This episode features a conversation with Nivedita Kumar, Foster MBA '22. Prior to coming to Foster, Nivi worked at Philips as a technical sales manager and then in a variety of roles culminating in Program Manager at Swiggy, a local delivery startup in India.  Nivi interned in a Program Manager role at Amazon during the summer of 2021 and then recruited for full time roles throughout her second year in the MBA program landing a full time role at Microsoft as a Product Manager. Nivi shared the importance of building a strong network with fellow classmates, Foster alumni and others, and...

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Jeff Perry On Coaching Engineers show art Jeff Perry On Coaching Engineers

Conversations on Careers and Professional Life

Jeff Perry, Foster Hybrid MBA '20, and founder of More Than Engineering, talks about his transition from engineer to coach of engineers and offers advice for how engineers can articulate their experience and value when switching careers. Visit for full episode show notes. Find additional resources at

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Portia Obeng on Updating Your LinkedIn Profile show art Portia Obeng on Updating Your LinkedIn Profile

Conversations on Careers and Professional Life

  is a social media strategist with over 10 years of experience in social media strategy and content management. Her current focus is supporting individuals and organizations in their use of LinkedIn and Instagram. Our conversation focuses on how anyone, but especially job seekers can use LinkedIn to build their person brand. This is episode complements last season's conversation with . We talk about: Why you should pay attention to LinkedIn even if you are happy with the job you're in, and why companies should want their employees to be active on LinkedIn. How to get started with...

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Advice from Foster 2022 MBAs on the Career Search and Interviewing show art Advice from Foster 2022 MBAs on the Career Search and Interviewing

Conversations on Careers and Professional Life

On this episode, I share advice from three members of the Foster MBA class of 2022 on the career search and interviewing. Hear from Elizabeth Daly, Tyson Colledge, and Christine Pham on the importance of knowing your story, and how they prepared for MBA interviews.

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Advice from Foster 2022 MBAs on Internships show art Advice from Foster 2022 MBAs on Internships

Conversations on Careers and Professional Life

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"] [et_pb_row admin_label="row"] [et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] On this episode, I share some advice from three members of the Foster MBA class of 2022 on how to have a successful internship. Hear from Tyson Colledge, Elizabeth Daly and Christine Pham on the importance of networking, asking questions, and trying new things.  [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column] [/et_pb_row] [/et_pb_section]

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Mikaela Winter on Her Path to a Career in Sustainability at Microsoft show art Mikaela Winter on Her Path to a Career in Sustainability at Microsoft

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Microsoft Program Manager and Foster Evening MBA alum Mikaela Winter talks about pursuing a career in energy and sustainability. Full show notes at https://conversationsoncareers.com/2022/06/01/mikaela-winter-on-her-path-to-a-career-in-sustainability-at-microsoft/

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Conquer LinkedIn with Jeremy Schifeling show art Conquer LinkedIn with Jeremy Schifeling

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On this episode, I speak with Jeremy Schifeling. Jeremy is co-author of the book Linked: Conquer LinkedIn, Get Your dream job. Own your future with Omar Garriot. Before getting his MBA from Michigan's Ross school of Business, Jeremy worked in education, including as a kindergarten teacher. After business school, he worked at LinkedIn, and is now director of consumer and product marketing at Khan Academy. he founded Break into Tech, a resource for anyone without a tech background to break into careers in tech, as he did, and regularly presents trainings on LinkedIn, including  to...

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Prof. Kira Schabram on Callings, Compassion and Burnout show art Prof. Kira Schabram on Callings, Compassion and Burnout

Conversations on Careers and Professional Life

UW Foster School of Business Assistant Professor of Management joined me to talk about her research into callings, compassion and burnout.  Burnout has a clinical diagnostic framework. It is not just feeling exhausted. Burnout is when exhaustion is accompanied by feelings of inefficacy or cynicism. Interventions that can help an individual experiencing burnout include small acts of compassion (and self-compassion) and self-care.  Self-care can help combat burnout that is characterized by exhaustion and cynicism, and acts of compassion can help combat burnout characterized by...

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Some quick advice on following up after informational interviews show art Some quick advice on following up after informational interviews

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Have you ever wondered when you should follow up with someone who's give you an informational interview? I'll share three tips in under six minutes to answer this common job seeker question.  Visit for episode show notes.

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A conversation with Foster School of Business, Evening MBA Class of 2019 graduates Joel Graves and Dan Charbonneau about their experience competing in -- and winning -- the 2019 ACG Cup Case Competition. Learn more about the ACG Cup at http://www.acgcupnw.org.