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How do people decide what careers to pursue? Hear from scientists, entertainers, business people, academics, politicians and everyone in between about how they designed paths that were right for them. Be sure to check out our companion course, Careers by Design, on ITunes U and the Wesleyan University web site. Hosted by Sharon Belden Castonguay, Director of the Gordon Career Center at Wesleyan University (CT).
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🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-03-14 18:20
last episode published
2017-05-26 15:53
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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
26.05.2017 http://i1.sndcdn.com/avatars-000230225802-hgk57p-original.jpg

Find Your Spark. Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, creators of How I Met Your Mother

For our Season One finale, a conversation with Carter Bays ’97 and Craig Thomas ’97, television writers, producers and show runners best known for their hit show How I Met Your Mother. “You want to find that spark of a story you have to tell, a story o...
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Encore: Don't Be Scared by Ambiguity. Laura Walker, President and CEO, WNYC

We repost our 2016 conversation with Laura Walker ’79, President and CEO, WNYC, the nation’s largest public radio station. “For me a lot of the fun of it, and the challenge of it, and the kind of stuff I love to do, is the mix of the creative and the b...
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Engage with the Real World. Lael Brainard, US Federal Reserve Board of Governors

We speak with Lael Brainard '83, a member of the United States Federal Reserve's Board of Governors. "I found the transition [to business] relatively seamless…Wesleyan does a good job not just of exposing students to disciplinary rigors…but also of hel...
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Take a Risk. Michael Fries, CEO of Liberty Global, the world’s largest TV and broadband company

A conversation with Mike Fries '85, President and CEO of Liberty Global, the world’s largest international TV and broadband company. “You have to be willing to take some risk in your life…I always tell younger people, just get started, figure out what ...
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ENCORE: What Brings You Joy? Bradley Whitford, film and television actor

In honor of the success of the film "Get Out" we had to repost our interview with Bradley Whitford ’81, film and television actor (The West Wing—Emmy Award, Billy Madison, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Cabin in the Woods, Trophy Wife, Savi...
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Share Your Passions. Jennifer Tour Chayes, Managing Dir. of Microsoft Research New England and NY

We hear from Jennifer Tour Chayes '78, Distinguished Scientist and Managing Director of Microsoft Research New England and Microsoft Research New York. "It’s really important to always be talking about what you’re passionate about…I’m always looking fo...
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Know Who You Are. Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz, OB/GYN and integrative medical doctor

We chat with Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz '88, a California-based, board certified OB/GYN and integrative medical doctor. “I didn’t really have a plan. I knew who I was and I stayed close to who I am, and I think that's how these things happen. And a lot o...
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Encore: What is Your Calling? Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita, Spelman College

In honor of Black History Month, an encore presentation of this interview with Beverly Daniel Tatum ’75, HON'15, President Emerita, Spelman College; author of "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About...
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Encore: Make a Hopeful Choice. Theodore M. Shaw, Prof. and Dir. of the Center for Civil Rights, UNC

In honor of Black History Month, an encore presentation of this interview with Theodore M. Shaw '76, Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Civil Rights, University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hil...
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Think Critically and Be Curious. Jed Hoyer, Executive VP and General Manager of the Chicago Cubs

A conversation with Jed Hoyer ‘96, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Chicago Cubs. “I think every day, forming an argument to support your beliefs and trying to be creative and think of new ways to build a great team…those are things ...
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Believe in Yourself. Pete Ganbarg, Executive VP and Head of A&R for Atlantic Records

We hear from Pete Ganbarg ‘88, Executive Vice President and Head of A&R for Atlantic Records. “Don’t wait for somebody to validate your own opinion. If you believe that it’s the right idea, do it. And if they want you to stop, they’ll tell you to ...
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Solve Problems AND Make Money. Anya Fernald, co-founder and CEO of Belcampo

A holiday special with Anya Fernald ‘98, sustainable food expert and CEO of artisanal food-and-agritourism company Belcampo. “We’re looking to set a precedent for how you can do the right thing and make money at it. And I’m hoping that the precedent th...
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Pursue Your Interests. John Yang, Special Correspondent for PBS NewsHour

We’re live in the studio with John Yang ’80, Peabody Award-winning journalist, broadcaster, and special correspondent for PBS NewsHour. “I always wanted to know what was really going on behind the scenes...I also loved to be the first person to tell pe...
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Learn How to Learn. Peter Olson, Director and Creative Technologist at IDEO, the global design firm

We chat with Peter Olson '97, Director and Creative Technologist at IDEO, the global design and innovation firm. “I don’t think critical thinking can be [automated]. I think as machine learning and things like those become more sophisticated, the thing...
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You Need to Hustle. Mary Roach, author of "Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War"

A Veteran's Day special with Mary Roach ’81, bestselling popular science writer and author of "Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War." “There’s aways going to be a need...for good writing. It’s just a matter of finding your way to a place where y...
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Accept No Limits. Michele Roberts, Executive Director of the National Basketball Players Association

We hear from Michele Roberts ’77, Attorney and Executive Director of the National Basketball Players Association, the union for NBA players. “I’ve never, ever stopped believing that there are no limits...I’ve done well with that mantra professionally,...
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Recognize Revolutions. David Weild, Stock Market Expert, Former Vice Chairman, NASDAQ

A conversation with David Weild ’78, stock market expert, former Vice Chair of NASDAQ, CEO of IssuWorks, “father” of the JOBS Act. “I started to see that there were major shifts in technology over time that were creating revolutions...investment bankin...
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Find Blue Sky. Dominique Browning, Writer, Editor, and Environmentalist

We speak with writer, editor, and environmentalist Dominique Browning ’77, a former editor of House & Garden magazine and a founder of Moms Clean Air Force, a program of the Environmental Defense Fund. “The one thing I advise everybody to do is fin...
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Make a Hopeful Choice. Theodore M. Shaw, Professor and Dir. of the Center for Civil Rights, UNC

We welcome Theodore M. Shaw '76, Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Civil Rights, University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill. “In a sense it was very selfish of me to pursue this path. Becaus...
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Be Hungry. Thomas Kail, Film and Theater Director

We hear from Thomas Kail ’99 about what it really takes to make Broadway hits like Hamilton and In the Heights. “I was working 18 hours a day, and I was working probably two or three weeks in a row…and I couldn’t have been happier…I was hungry, I was t...
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Ask for Opportunity. Ellen Prager, Marine Scientist, Aquanaut, Author

A conversation with Ellen Prager '84, noted marine scientist, aquanaut, and author of a number of popular science books, including "Chasing Science at Sea." "Opportunities don't necessarily come to you. You have to ask for opportunities."
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Whatever You Choose, it's Always a Process. Kathy Keeler, 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist in Rowing

An Olympic special with Kathy Keeler, who was the stroke for the women's 8 boat that took gold in rowing at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games. "[I had] in the back of my mind, I'll just do this until someone tells me I'm not good enough...just keep rolling...
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Careers Only Make Sense in Retrospect. Jim Citrin, Author, The Career Playbook

We speak with Jim Citrin, who leads the CEO Search and Succession Practice at Spencer Stuart and is a bestselling writer of a number of books on leadership and career development. "You don’t want to make mistakes, but we all know you’re going to make m...
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Bad Things Can Turn into Really Good Things. Governor John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.)

A conversation with Governor John Hickenlooper ’74 (D-Colo.), author of “The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics.” “I would have stayed a geologist my whole life if I hadn’t been laid off. In a funny way, sometimes when bad things happen to y...
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It’s Going to Work Out. Rob King, Senior VP, ESPN

A conversation with Rob King ’84, Senior Vice President, SportsCenter and News, ESPN. “I say this every chance I get, particular to rising juniors and seniors in college…It’s going to work out, you just don’t know how yet.”
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The Many Ways to Do Medicine. Shonni Silverberg, MD, Professor, Columbia University

We discuss medical careers with Shonni Silverberg '76, MD, Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; co-director of their training program in Endocrinology and Metabolism. “The great thing is...
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What is Your Calling? Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita, Spelman College

We speak with Beverly Daniel Tatum ’75, President Emerita, Spelman College; author of "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race." “There was a line [in a Spelman brochure], that said, ‘This is yo...
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What Brings You Joy? Bradley Whitford, film and television actor

We chat with Bradley Whitford ’81, film and television actor (The West Wing—Emmy Award, Billy Madison, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Cabin in the Woods, Trophy Wife, Saving Mr. Banks, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Happyish, Transparent). “I urge peo...
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No One is Going to Give You Permission. Majora Carter, President, The Majora Carter Group

Hear from Majora Carter '88, President, The Majora Carter Group, an environmental consulting company; founder and former executive director, Sustainable South Bronx; MacArthur Fellow. “That was a really powerful thing that I still carry with me now…the...
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Don’t Look for the Perfect Job. Ed Heffernan, President and CEO, Alliance Data Systems

Advice from Ed Heffernan ’84, President and CEO, Alliance Data Systems Corporation. “Be very flexible, especially early on in your career. Don’t look for the perfect job, you’re not going to find it. But try to find something that’s obviously of intere...
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The Liberal Arts Prepare You to Do Anything. Andrew Brandon-Gordon, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Gordon Career Center benefactor Andrew Brandon-Gordon ’86, Participating Managing Director, Goldman Sachs & Co. “When I left Wesleyan I felt like I was prepared to do really anything. I felt that the education really was a means to figure out how t...
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Don't Be Scared by Ambiguity. Laura Walker, President and CEO, WNYC

We speak with Laura Walker ’79, President and CEO, WNYC, the nation’s largest public radio station. “For me a lot of the fun of it, and the challenge of it, and the kind of stuff I love to do, is the mix of the creative and the business… I think that a...
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9.06.2016 http://i1.sndcdn.com/avatars-000230225802-hgk57p-original.jpg

Are You Happy? Joshua Boger, Founder, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Hear from Joshua Boger ’73, Founder and Board Director, Vertex Pharmaceuticals and Executive Chairman, Alkeus Pharmaceuticals. “That’s, by the way, the career advice I would give everybody. That’s the question you need to ask yourself. Are you happy?”
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