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Paths in Progress
5 out of 5 stars
What a great podcast!
This collection of stories is so helpful! I love that Carrie brought this to the podcast world, thank you Carrie!!
Beth in PR
5 out of 5 stars
I love this podcast because it’s so relatable and educational. My career path has been a little unorthodox. It took me a few years to figure out what I really wanted to do to utilize my strengths. Then I changed careers again during the pandemic. It’s really cool to hear from so many guests who have done the same thing and fascinating to see how their skills transfer to the next job.
5 out of 5 stars
Must listen for those finding their path in life! I love listening to these journeys!
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” Such a loaded question. I’m in my mid-forties and I still don’t know. That’s because life is about the journey. And unless you have a crystal ball, you can’t predict where that journey will lead or what opportunities will present themselves along the way. This podcast lifts the veil on that reality. Very successful people don’t necessarily pigeon-hole themselves, and that’s okay! You will be okay! Enjoy the journey!
3 out of 5 stars
Love this resource!
I have a daughter that will be starting college in the fall. This podcast has been helpful to both of us. It has calmed me in some stressful moments. Paths don’t have to be straight! There is also valuable information about the opportunities that are available to students. It’s been a while since I’ve been in college. I also believe I missed a lot opportunities, because I simply did not know that they were there. This podcast sheds light on so many educational opportunities!!!
5 out of 5 stars
Wealth of Knowledge!
I was fortunate enough to be one of the students Carrie Young advised in college. If you're trying to figure out your next steps in life, give her podcast a listen. I'm sure you'll gain wisdom and insight!
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- Angela: Animation Storyboard Revisionist; Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in ArtFrom a young age, Angela loved watching The Wonderful World of Disney on Sunday nights and spent hours drawing. Animation wasn’t on her mind as a career path, but she knew she wanted to be an artist in some capacity. A series of classes, connections, opportunities, and dedicated work brought Angela to where she is today, working as a Storyboard Revisionist (she’ll explain that) at Nickelodeon. In this episode, Angela details the skills she has had to develop to maintain her career, how the industry works in terms of hiring people for projects, different types of roles she has had through her career, the movies and television shows she has enjoyed working on, in addition to sharing valuable advice for students interested in this career path. If you are curious about the world of animation, don’t miss this episode!0 comments0
- Becca: Urban Planner; Degrees in Psychology and Urban PlanningAs a self-proclaimed overachieving high school student, Becca set her sights high when she applied to colleges. She was not expecting to be rejected from every school she applied to, especially considering she was an excellent student! As nightmarish as that experience was for her, Becca says it was the catalyst that ended up sending her to the place that was a great fit for her, where she discovered the career path she was meant to pursue. Join us for this conversation as Becca takes us from the suburbs of Chicago, to Canada, to Washington, DC, to New York City, to Jerusalem, and back to Canada along her college, internship, graduate school, and career journey that eventually led her to an enjoyable career in transportation and urban planning. For those who are interested to hear about urban planning, Becca offers insightful explanations and gives helpful advice about this important field.0 comments0
- Paths in Progress Feb 24 · 1h 31m Mark Hughes: Principal Trumpet at Houston Symphony, Faculty at University of HoustonAs a young elementary school student, Mark wanted to play the saxophone. His band director thought he should play the trumpet. Who knew that decision would so drastically impact the trajectory of his life? Mark joins us to share his story and how he made a living as a freelance performer for many years, as well as explain the process to audition for major symphony orchestras, what the life of a principal trumpet player looks like, his practice routine, and what advice he often shares with the students in his university trumpet studio. Like many artists, Mark started a side business during the pandemic, which he enjoys and continues today. If you have any interest as a performer or freelancer in any capacity, don’t miss this episode! You can read more about Mark Hughes at https://markhughestrumpet.com/ .0 comments0
- Eric Berger: Journalist, Meteorologist, Author, Space City Weather Founder; degrees in Astronomy and JournalismFrom the time he was a young boy, Eric was fascinated by space, eventually leading to his pursuit of an undergraduate degree in Astronomy. During his time in college, he realized that the career path of an astronomer was not what he wanted. After pursuing a seemingly different path in graduate school for Journalism, Eric has merged his love of space, his talents in writing, and his side project blogging about Houston weather into a rewarding and exciting career. Join us for this conversation about pursuing your passions and merging multiple talents and experiences to create your own path. You can find Eric and his work at spacecityweather.com, https://arstechnica.com/author/ericberger/ , or download the Space City Weather app in the App Store.0 comments0
- Phil: Higher Education Professional, Career Services, Public Speaker, Podcaster; Degrees in History, Counseling, and CommunicationsAs the son of a military colonel and a physician, Phil was expected to go to college. Once he got there, he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do, so he started on a business degree track. Join us for this conversation about how Phil discovered his love for a different subject, and how he has continued to make A or B choices along his path to get to where he is today. Phil intentionally continues to learn, grow, and pursue his passions, all while giving back through mentorship and prioritizing the important relationships in his life. You can follow Phil’s podcast, Positive Philter, including a recent episode with yours truly, here, as well as other platforms: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/positive-philter-podcast/id12238130130 comments0
- Katherine: Electrical Engineer, Founder of Morua PowerKatherine’s early love of math and a high school problem solving project with visiting engineers sparked the interest in her to pursue the field of engineering. Always eager to learn and try new things, Katherine’s varied path throughout her college experience, internships, jobs, and graduate school led her to a place where she knew she wanted to start her own company and work on projects she truly cared about to make an impact in the communities she served. How do you make a positive impact on communities across the world as an engineer? Join us as Katherine takes us through her journey and shares how she and the company she formed, along with her non-profit, are changing people’s lives for the better. You can follow Katherine @liveconsciouspower and @katherinemorua on IG Katherinemorua.com You can also find her music (listen to the episode to hear about this!) https://open.spotify.com/artist/3GtAZ3LFRXG8uQbQx36Dly?si=J4nzugvuTQ-VgviYBuP_qQ and https://music.apple.com/us/artist/katherine-morua/6000619880 comments0
- Kate: City Government Employee, Data Analyst, Founder of Consulting Group; degrees in Political Science and Urban PlanningAfter a surprise in her college admissions process, Kate started college thinking she wanted to be a psychology major. After realizing her interests were better aligned with Political Science, Kate found herself on a path in local government, which often presented her with opportunities to learn new skills and take her down new career path possibilities. We talk about the nerves involved with leaving home to go far away to college, working and interning for politicians, graduate work in Urban Planning, how local governments are organized and how they can use data to better our communities, and why Kate decided to leave her long-term city position to venture out on her own with her business partner. You can follow the work Kate is doing at https://www.porchlightinsights.com/.0 comments0
- Elliot Felix: Educational Consultant, Author, Speaker, Designer, Bachelors and Masters Degrees in ArchitectureEarly in his life, Elliot was positively influenced by his Art teacher, who challenged his way of thinking that led him to an interest in architecture and space. After focusing on architecture in his schooling, study abroad in Belgium, undergraduate degree, early career years, and Masters degree at MIT, Elliot realized that he wanted to take on projects with a unique approach, utilizing his experience. Join us for this conversation about how Elliot’s path organically led him to the work he does today with his company, brightspot, and how a degree in Architecture can teach you valuable skills to use across a variety of fields. You can find his book, How to Get the Most out of College , his podcast of the same name, and other resources at www.elliotfelix.com .0 comments0
- Paths in Progress Dec 2 · 1h 13m Maggie: Director of Global Engagement, Study Abroad; Degrees in French, Higher Education Administration, and Ethical LeadershipGrowing up in a French immersion program in Louisiana, Maggie knew she wanted to pursue her love of language and culture in her collegiate studies and career path–but how do you do that? Growing up with a single mom, Maggie knew she needed to work hard to earn scholarships for college, and also find ways to fund her desire to study abroad. Little did she know, she would one day become a Study Abroad Advisor, then Director, and now be a Director of Global Engagement at a major university. Join us for this conversation about Maggie’s journey to find a rewarding career path that utilizes everything in her background to help students experience the life changing decision to study abroad. This episode includes tips and advice for students interested in a collegiate study abroad experience.0 comments0
- Noe Marmolejo: Professor of Jazz Studies, Trumpet player, Master TeacherProfessor Noe Marmolejo is a Master Teacher and storyteller who has impacted thousands of students over the course of his teaching career. Noe describes how his path was shaped by his Latino roots and childhood in a small Texas town with parents who both worked in education. Additionally, Noe was heavily influenced by the guidance and mentorship of the men in his community after his father passed away. Throughout his teaching career, Noe has continued to perform professionally as a trumpet player, often intentionally alongside his former students. Join us for this conversation about education, teaching philosophy, musicianship, discipline, mentorship, and the importance of continuous learning and reflection as an educator.0 comments0
- Greg: Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Associate Director of Career Education at a major university, Degrees in Psychology and Marriage & Family TherapyThere are numerous opportunities for student employment on college campuses, which can be a convenient and valuable experience while in college. Little did Greg know, that experience would influence much of his career path through today. Listen to Greg’s story about why he moved from studying Computer Science to Psychology, how he chose his graduate course of study, and why he is now working with college students during the day and as a therapist at night. There were a lot of experiences along his path, including working with veterans, children in the foster care system, and as a bereavement counselor that contribute to his work today. Greg will also tell you why you should visit your campus Career Services office and how they can help you take the next step on your path. Utilize this important campus resource!0 comments0
- Lauren: Police Sergeant, Criminal Justice DegreeGrowing up in a household where both of her parents were police officers, Lauren developed a deep desire to serve and make a positive impact on her community. She naturally progressed to pursue a Criminal Justice degree and a career with the Houston Police Department. Lauren shares her story and describes the process one experiences as they apply, train in the Police Academy, work, and promote through the organization. Lauren shares how she and her husband, also a police officer, are able to raise a family and support each other’s career. If you have an interest in becoming a police officer or serving your community in some capacity, listen to Lauren’s story! If you are interested in pursuing a career with the Houston Police Department, please go to www.hpdcareer.com .0 comments0
- Dr. Hina Talib: Pediatrician, Adolescent Medicine SpecialistFrom a young age, Hina knew she enjoyed working with children and somehow wanted to incorporate that into her career–as long as she wasn’t a pediatrician like her mother! Hina went through most of her college career without pursuing pre-med, so she was able to have experiences outside of the traditional pre-med track that still significantly contributed to her future path. As a new resident of NYC on 9/11, Hina’s plans changed when she fell in love with the city and decided to stay. Join us for this conversation about her experience through college, medical school, residency, and fellowship, as well as the important work happening in the field of Adolescent Medicine. In the last few years, Hina has emerged as a public voice for the field and has learned how a career in medicine can unexpectedly look much different than a traditional path. You can follow Hina and learn from the important information she posts at @teenhealthdoc on Instagram and at www.drhinatalib.com.0 comments0
- Ross: ArchitectFrom a young age, Ross was exposed to visual art and encouraged to create with a variety of mediums. This early exposure to art, in addition to his enjoyment of childhood experiences building forts and igloos in the snow, influenced his developing interest in architecture. Ross explains the vast field of architecture and the many ways students can study and pursue this field, while also explaining some misconceptions people have about what skills they must have to become an architect. From his journey through his childhood and teenage years, undergraduate studies, internships, and a graduate program, Ross describes his path and the advice he has for students who wish to pursue architecture. You will likely think about architecture in a new way, once you listen to this enlightening conversation!0 comments0
- Paths in Progress Sep 13 · 1h 5m Steph Belcher: Music Business Management, Educator, Tax PreparerSteph knew she wanted to have a career in the music industry, but she never knew she would end up where she is today! Join us for this conversation about how Steph’s interests and jobs took her through music journalism, record label promotion, tour management, and eventually landed her where she never expected: tax preparation, and all of the complicated pieces that artists have with that, from money management to copyright to song credits to studio session fees and more. This knowledge and ability to advise artists led to her music management, educating students through her classes, and clients through her coaching. Steph is a great example of someone who does incredibly important work in the artist ecosystem, without actually being the artist herself. You can learn more from Steph on her podcast, When Songs Mean Business , here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/when-songs-mean-business/id15929967230 comments0
- Andrea: Disaster Scientist, Geologist, Published AuthorBoth of Andrea’s parents were geologists, so Andrea definitely did NOT want to be a geologist….until she realized how much she loved her geology classes! After loading up on science courses in her first two years at a community college, Andrea transferred to a four year institution where she majored in Geology, double minored in Geography and Oceanography (which is what she wanted to pursue in her career), with a certificate in remote sensing GIS technology. Little did she know that her first job out of college would set the course for the next 20+ years of her career in Disaster Science, including her Masters degree in Disaster Science. If you have ever wondered about the people working tirelessly to predict disasters, report data about disasters, respond to disasters on the ground, and later rebuild back better after disasters–don’t miss this conversation! That love for Oceanography never left Andrea, as evidenced in her recently published first novel, Beneath the Deep , available here: https://www.andreachatman.com/0 comments0
- Kelly: Attorney, Project Manager at The Conservation Fund, Lobbyist, Language Arts TeacherKelly began her college journey majoring in Journalism, then Graphic Design, and then her love of Literature guided her to finish a degree in English with Teaching Certification. For a period of time, she describes her path like being inside a pinball machine (can you relate?). Kelly tells us the story of how she was serendipitously led to law school, and eventually to her dream job with The Conservation Fund. She spent 10 years in Washington, DC during an exciting time in environmental policy, working as a lobbyist (the good kind!) to help secure and preserve public lands. Kelly tells us about a number of projects she has worked on, and how we can look around to learn how our national park lands and our local public parks are formed and protected. Whether you are interested in law school, becoming a lobbyist, or have a passion for parks and land conservation, don’t miss this enlightening conversation about Kellys' meaningful work.0 comments0
- Jackie Scully: History & Psychology Teacher, Host of The Teacher Story PodcastWhere do you apply for your first teaching job out of college? Hawaii, perhaps? That’s what Jackie did, and spent five unforgettable years there, where her teaching was transformed. She also tells us about her experiences as a long-term sub, a teacher in a private Catholic School, a Quaker School, teaching ESL in the Summer in China, and how she valued her Masters Degree experience and uses it in her classroom today. Jackie also shares with us how college experiences outside of the classroom shaped her into the teacher and person she is today. Don’t miss this conversation about Jackie’s incredible journey of growth and lifelong learning! Jackie and I have a shared love of storytelling through our podcasts. Check out her meaningful work on The Teacher Story Podcast! https://www.theteacherstory.com/0 comments0
- Sarah Buino: Psychotherapist, Business Owner, Podcast Host, Speaker, EducatorSarah grew up in a small town in Ohio with dreams of becoming a Broadway star. In college, Sarah discovered that singing in a rock band was actually what she enjoyed more! After earning a degree in Music Education with a minor in Theater, Sarah explains how her personal life experience eventually led her from a career in the Arts to enrolling in graduate school to become a psychotherapist and business owner of Hand/Heart Therapy in Chicago. She is a licensed clinical social worker, registered dual diagnosis professional, certified alcohol and other drug counselor, Certified Daring WayTM facilitator, and NARM Master Therapist. Sarah is also the creator, host and producer of the podcast Conversations with a Wounded Healer , which examines the parallel path of helping professionals of all types as they heal themselves, while supporting their clients. Sarah also serves on the faculty of Loyola University in Chicago. Join us for this inspiring conversation about how many of the pieces of Sarah’s journey have come together where she is doing what she is truly meant to do. Although it may not be her official job title, she is without a doubt a Rock Star! You can check out Head/Heart Therapy and Conversations with a Wounded Healer here: https://headhearttherapy.com/podcast/0 comments0
- Fleurette: Director of Graduate Arts Leadership program, Theater Artistic Director, Choreographer, DancerFleurette began her life in the Arts dancing as a small child. As a teen, she attended a performing arts high school and started working as a choreographer. After deciding she wanted to be a director, she studied her craft through an undergraduate degree, a certificate, and later an MFA. After becoming probably the youngest Artistic Director of a theater at 21 years old, Fleurette’s journey continued to show her that the skills needed to lead and advocate for Arts organizations needed to be content taught in university programs. Fast forward to today, where the Masters of Arts in Arts Leadership university program she founded is about to celebrate 10 years of training the next generation of Arts leaders in our communities. If you have an interest to begin or remain working in the Arts, but not necessarily in the role of an artist, join us for this informative conversation about the many possibilities of working in a variety of roles within the Arts ecosystem. Check out the University of Houston Master of Arts in Arts Leadership here: https://uh.edu/kgmca/arts-leadership/ Association of Arts Administration Educators: https://artsadministration.org/0 comments0
- Paths in Progress Jul 13 · 1h 30m Adrian: Educator, Musician, Choral Conductor, Educational Events & Community Engagement at Juilliard, Doctoral Candidate at Columbia UniversityAdrian is an accomplished educator, musician, and conductor, who worked as a Choir Director in public schools and churches for many years. As he tells his story, we return to some of the same questions: How much are we a product of circumstance? Agency? Serendipity? How much have our educational institutions shaped us? Adrian is passionate about the power of education to change lives and communities, especially for those marginalized communities who don’t have access to resources they want and need. Adrian shares with us how he has channeled his passions into his work with students in the arts, and how he hopes to continue this important work in his position at Juilliard. Whether you are a choir nerd, a music teacher, or just someone who loves Arts Education, you don’t want to miss this episode!0 comments0
- Katie: Operations Director, Global Security Company in Aerospace and Defense, EngineerKatie has always been someone who is incredibly organized, driven, and disciplined–little did she know how much those inherent skills and personality would play into her career! Join us for this enlightening conversation about how Katie went from wanting to work in public health, to business, to industrial engineering. Her work has taken her all over the world and presented her with challenges she learned to navigate along her path. Katie offers valuable advice and perspective for women entering the field of engineering and for students trying to decide what path to take in college and career.0 comments0
- Jason Forbach: Broadway Actor, Writer, Educator, DirectorJason grew up in a musical family, enjoyed photography, and decided to go to college to major in Journalism. After studying in that program for a few years, his experience led him to change his path. Jason describes several moments throughout his life where he reevaluated what he was doing and whether that was really what he wanted for his life. He has performed in an off-Broadway play, a Vegas residency, a major national tour, regional theaters, and has continuously performed on Broadway for several years now. Join us for this insightful conversation about the life of a performer and how he has found multiple outlets to express his creativity and find fulfillment in his artistic work.0 comments0
- Andrea Johnson: Partner, ICM Partners Talent AgencyGrowing up in a musical family in a small Ohio farm town, Andrea was heavily influenced by her grandmother, a concert pianist. Leaving for college to pursue music education, her plans changed when she realized she didn’t want to be a teacher. A conversation with a professional on campus, led to an introduction with someone in an agency, which led her to move to New York City and begin her career in talent management. It wasn’t until she was nearly done with college that Andrea learned about this career path that seemed perfectly tailored for her skillset and personality. Join us for this conversation about a fast paced, competitive career path that took Andrea from a small farm town in Ohio to becoming a partner in one of the world’s leading talent agencies.0 comments0
- Dr. Haven Hein: VeterinarianAfter volunteering at the Houston Zoo as a teenager, Dr. Hein knew she loved working with animals and she wanted to study something in the sciences. Once in school, she volunteered with a local animal rescue organization, worked in a veterinary clinic, studied abroad working with animals in the jungles of Belize, and later spent a summer treating dairy cows in Spain. Join us for this informative conversation about the educational path of a veterinarian, what to consider financially as you go down that path, and how you can take advantage of your years in school to go on some incredible adventures as part of your educational experience.0 comments0
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