In this episode of the podcast, I had the opportunity of interviewing Colin Byard, University Innovation Alliance Fellow. We spoke about students getting a job after University and whether the University should make a stronger effort or is all the students responsibility. Colin gave some insightful tips such as journaling to learn more about what you specifically want in a career. Part of the podcast, was about whether Universities need to implement some changes, like the length of most degrees. Does a Business Management degree need to be the same length as a History degree? We also spoke about the importance of networking and if it should be a mandatory class for students. Colin brought up a great point when he mentioned that everything you do in University from group projects to joining a club is essentially networking.
Here are some of the highlights:
[3:18] Workforce development in IVY leagues
[10:50] Do degrees really need to take the same amount of years for different subjects
[14:50] The importance of networking and should it be part of the University curriculum
[17:20] What would you do if you had no network? How would you connect with others?
[23:40] Fundamentals of networking in class
[32:50] College to career: new innovative things
[41:00] Social media: how we always only post the good parts about work
[49:30] Posting vulnerable and authentic parts as well
[56:00] Start journaling so that you can see opportunities to grow
The one thing that Colin would like for you to take away from this episode:
Take charge of your career whether the university provides resources or not.
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