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Conversations on Careers and Professional Life

Nov 7, 2022

Podcast thumbnail image featuring circular photo of Christopher Barnes. Purple title text reading "Conversations on Careers and Professional life". White text on a purple gradient that reads "How sleep impacts work and the workplace with Prof. Christopher Barnes."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 hearing author Matt Walker talk...

Sep 15, 2022

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...

Jun 1, 2022

Microsoft Program Manager and Foster Evening MBA alum Mikaela Winter talks about pursuing a career in energy and sustainability. Full show notes at

May 13, 2022

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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,...

Mar 3, 2022

Round cropped headshot of Mack Hopen. Text reads: Conversations On Careers & Professional Life, a conversation on pursuing a sustainability career with Mack Hopen.On this episode, I have a conversation with Mack Hopen, Foster MBA Class of 2022. Mack is an active member of the NetImpact club and a leader of the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club at Foster. He came to Foster in pursuit of a career in the sustainability space and has some great advice for anyone else...