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Conversations on Careers and Professional Life

Feb 22, 2023

Circular cropped photo of XJ Cai on a tan background with purple text above that reads "Conversations On Careers and Professional Life" and a purple gradient ribbon with white text below that reads "recruiting as an international students and case competitions with XJ Cai, Foster MBA '23"I speak with Class of 2022 Foster MBA grad, Xiajin "XJ" Cai. XJ is originally from China, and started her MBA at Foster in the Fall of 2020, while classes and most activities were being conducted remotely.  I was impressed with the way she engaged not only in the Foster community, through clubs, and recruiting...

Feb 18, 2023

In late 2022, I had the opportunity to speak with four Foster School of Business MBA Alumni who are now on the other side of the interview table about what they are listening for from candidates in behavioral interviews. 

This episode features:

  • Adam Schmidt at Accenture
  • Sam Ead at Google
  • Claire Herting at...

Feb 17, 2023

On this episode, recorded in March of 2022, I spoke with two Foster MBA students, Connor Almon-Griffin (MBA 2023) and Doug Beach (MBA 2022) about their experience attending the ClimateCap -- The Global MBA Summit on Climate, Capital and Business in February of that year. ClimateCap, as you'll hear, brings together MBA...

Feb 2, 2023

Round, black and white photo of Gabriel Scheer set on a beige background with a purple gradient stripe on the lower fifth with white writing, "climat solutions startups and jobs with Elemental Excerlerator's Gabriel Scheer"On this episode, I speak with Gabriel Sheer, Director of Inovation and manager of the energy and mobility portfolios at Elemental Excelerator, a nonprofit startup accelerator about the current state of the climate tech/climate solutions startup space at the beginning of 2023. Gabriel is also a good friend. We first...

Feb 2, 2023

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As a job candidate, it’s up to you to shine the spotlight on the skills and experiences you've had that are relevant to the job or company you are interviewing for. Too often, candidates prepare scripted answers and don't adapt them to the specific interview...