Career Chat

CareerChat is a series of informative podcast interviews with professionals who discuss job-search techniques and various career topics. To listen, simply click on the podcast episode title or "Play Podcast" icon associated with the podcast episode you wish to hear. The episode will begin playing in your Web browser or media program.

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How To Craft A Successful Internship-Search Strategy

Standing Out while Marketing Yourself to Employers

Episode Length = 8:57 | File Size: 12.3 MB | Posted 10:30 AM Monday, March 11, 2019


Miami University senior, Elena Bishop, and career advisor, Matt Yepez, join us to discuss how to overcome difficulties in the internship process. They share personal experiences and advice on how to market yourself to employers, helping you stand out from other applicants during your internship process.

Opportunities & The Army Reserve

Future Career Paths & Benefits

Episode Length = 14:03 | File Size: 13 MB | Posted 12:30 PM Monday, February 18, 2019


What is the Army Reserve and how does joining provide opportunities for your professional life? Sergeant John Lambe, Hamilton Army Reserve Recruitment Center, provides insights into the work, benefits of service, and more. 

Engineering Your Future

Work, Life, and Travels at a Large Engineering Company

Episode Length = 11:33 | File Size: 16.7 MB | Posted xx PM Monday, February 25, 2016


Adam Shoemaker, Miami alum and co-development manager at Clark Dietrich, gives a detailed view into his dynamic day-to-day life working at a full service structural engineering company. He shares his experiences traveling frequently with the company and offers advice for new grads navigating through the real world in a large company like his own. 

College To Career

How to Smoothly Transition Into Your First Job

Episode Length = 7:58 | File Size: 11.5 MB | Posted xx PM Monday, July 6, 2015


Gabe Kimble and Ray Gibson from Western and Southern Life Insurance join us this week to talk about the ominous event that looms at the end of every college student’s education. They share some tips about how to make a smooth transition into career life before opening up about their own experiences.

Socially Apt

Advice on Social Media

Episode Length = 8:46 | File Size: 8.4 MB | Posted 6:00 PM Sunday, April 19, 2015


Kelly Bennett, social media specialist for Miami University, shares appropriate ways for students to use their various social media accounts when looking for a job or internship.

Build Your Perfect Resume

Resume Advice to Get Noticed

Episode Length = 10:03 | File Size: 14.5 MB | Posted 12:00 PM Thursday, October 03, 2013


Dr. David Rosenthal is a professor of Marketing in the Farmer School of Business. In this episode Dr. Rosenthal targets students and elaborates on the keys to creating an effective resume to intrigue employers and get an interview.

Tips for the Employers

How to Find Great Employees at Miami University

Episode Length = 12:54 | File Size: 18.6 MB | Posted 11:00 AM Thursday, October 03, 2013


Dr. David Rosenthal, professor of Marketing in the Farmer School of Business, helps our recruiting parters with some tips on how to have a consistent campus presence and operate a meaningful internship program to find the best possible employees.

Don't Be The Pahteepoopah

How to Have a Successful Interview

Episode Length = 10:26 | File Size: 15 MB | Posted 12:00 PM Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Dr. David Rosenthal, professor of Marketing in the Farmer School of Business, discusses a few key interviewing preparation strategies and how to shine in the hot seat amongst peers.

The Business of Career Planning

Faculty Involvement & the Career Component

Episode Length = 21:58 | File Size: 121.1 MB | Posted 3:00 PM Monday, April 22, 2013


Dr. Bryan Ashenbaum, Associate Professor and Chair of the Farmer School of Business Center for Career Exploration & Success Committee, talks about strategies he uses to connect students to employers. He also offers advice to other faculty on how to implement a similar approach.

Creative Connections

Faculty Involvement & the Career Component

Episode Length = 22:06 | File Size: 21.2 MB | Posted 5:00 PM Friday, August 31, 2012


Department of Art chair, graphic design professor, and AIMS faculty member, Peg Faimon, tells us about how she encourages students to become career-minded through experiences in and out of the classroom.

Employer Spotlight Episode


Episode Length = 19:43 | File Size: 18.9 MB | Posted 5:00 PM Thursday, September 27, 2012


Emmy Wisniewski, recruiter for Nordstrom, shares insights on one of the nation's leading fashion specialty retailers from Nordstrom's culture to tips on securing a position within the company.

When In Rome (or Lux, or …)

Study Abroad And Its Impact On Your Career

Episode Length = 9:13 | File Size: 8.8 MB | Posted 5:00 PM Friday, August 31, 2012


Sarah McNitt, one of Miami's Study Abroad Advisors provides some tips for getting started in the study abroad program. She also explains how to get the most out of your study abroad experience and how it relates to your future career.

Classroom Connections

Connecting Academics, the Center for Career Exploration & Success, and Employers

Episode Length = 16:42 | File Size: 12 MB | Posted 11:15 PM Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Dr. Joshua Schwarz, Sarah King, and Nestle's Natalie Reeves discuss how academics, working in tandem with the Center for Career Exploration & Success, can connect with employers at Miami University.

Get Me Ace Kilroy!

Cartooning Entrepreneurs

Episode Length = 13:58 | File Size: 13.4 MB | Posted 1:00 PM Thursday, December 1, 2011


Rob Kelly and Dan O' Connor, two self-employed commercial artists, share their experiences in the art industry and discuss piloting their new venture, an online adventure comic strip called Ace Kilroy.

Career Exploration

Discovering A Personal Career Fit

Episode Length = 11:10 | File Size: 8 MB | Posted 1:15 PM Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Lisa Farthing, previously the Assistant Director at the Center for Career Exploration & Success and liaison for the College of Creative Arts, provides insight on discovering and obtaining a career that is both enjoyable and fulfilling.

Engineered for Success

Career Advice for Engineer Students

Episode Length = 10:46 | File Size: 7.8 MB | Posted 11:00 AM Thursday, August 11, 2011


Drew Hermann is a 2009 Miami engineering graduate talking about his victories in the field and giving advice to future engineering students.

Being Fearless

Job Transitions

Episode Length = 11:18 | File Size: 10 MB | Posted 10:15 AM Thursday, June 23, 2011


Amanda Milbourne, Miami University Alumni, discusses the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of job transition.

A Target Rich Environment

How To Get A Government Job

Episode Length = 13:48 | File Size: 19 MB | Posted 11:00 AM Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Jared Summers, Joint Strike Fighter Deputy Program Manager for Low Rate Initial Production, discusses careers with the government, challenges and solutions to applying for positions, as well as the benefits to employment in the public sector.

Conversations With Ourselves

Networking with Alumni

Episode Length = 19:18 | File Size: 18.5 MB | Posted 3:30 PM Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Mark Lacker, Markley Visiting Executive Professor in the Miami Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, interviews Rick Amos, Miami University Alumni and President of Surtreat International. Rick explains the unique networking opportunities alumni present to students starting their careers, as well as how and why students should network with alumni.


The Living Network

Episode Length = 18:45 | File Size: 13.5 MB | Posted 5 PM Monday, October 26, 2009


Mark Lacker, Markley Visiting Executive Professor in the Miami Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, discusses the advantages of networking. Several students from Mark's class share their insights and stories as they relate to creating and maintaining a broad network of contacts.


Career Spotlight: The Opera

Episode Length = 14:04 | File Size: 9.8 MB | Posted 12 PM Wednesday, January 22, 2008

Kelly Walls, 2006 Miami Alum, shares her experiences both on and after campus as a vocalist. She discusses balancing her profession with her passions, tips on auditioning, networking, and her Miami experience.

Journalism - Making It Happen

Episode Length = 16:50 | File Size: 9.7 MB | Posted 3 PM Monday, September 24, 2007

Rob Daumeyer, Editor for the Cincinnati Business Courier, answers important questions concerning the attitudes, tools, and technologies necessary for a successful career in Journalism.

Professional Image - Everything Communicates

Episode Length = 23:46 | File Size: 11.26 MB | Posted 4 PM Monday, July 16, 2007

Questions concerning image? What to wear? Interviewing tips? LisaMarie Luccioni (please indicate "Etiquette Podcast" in subject line of e-mail), Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati and Certified Image Professional, discusses the fine art of professional image.

Nonprofits - Foundation Work

Episode Length = 10:14 | File Size: 5.9 MB | Posted 12 PM Monday, Feb. 26, 2007

Considering a career with nonprofit organizations? Jennifer McLaughlin, Assistant Director of the Center for Career Exploration & Success, clarifies the broader topic of nonprofit work, and Andy Danner, Executive Director of the Anthony Munoz Foundation, relates his experience in this first part of our nonprofit series.


Episode Length = 11:26 | File Size: 5.3 MB | Posted 1:30 PM Monday, December 11, 2006

Preparing to transition from student to employee? Matt Wray, an associate of PricewaterhouseCoopers, discusses the finer points of this transition with Leslie Marmor, Assistant Director Alumni Center for Career Exploration & Success.

What Employers Want

Episode Length = 10:44 | File Size: 5 MB | Posted 10:30 AM Thursday, October 5, 2006

Curious what skills are valued by prospective employers? Rick Hearin, former Director of the Center for Career Exploration & Success, shares employer expectations of potential job candidates.

Job Search Tips for Teacher Candidates

Episode Length = 10:32 | File Size: 4.9 MB | Posted 5:00 PM Saturday, March 25, 2006

Gerald Yearwood, Miami Center for Career Exploration & Success' former Assistant Director for Educational Placement, discusses making employer contacts and interviewing for teacher candidates.

Haven't Found a Job Yet?

Episode Length = 15:15 | File Size: 7.1 MB | Posted 9:30 AM Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Getting ready to graduate and still haven't lined up a job? Miami Center for Career Exploration & Success Assistant Director Jennifer McLaughlin offers tips and strategies to help you achieve post-college employment.

Career Spotlight: Sports Marketing

Episode Length = 14:26 | File Size: 6.7 MB | Posted 8:30 AM Monday, February 27, 2006

Miami alum Dan Foust sheds light on a career in sports marketing as he discusses his role as a marketer for the Cleveland Indians. How competitive is the profession? What skills should you have? Dan has the answers.

Job Fair Success

Episode Length = 12:37 | File Size: 5.9 MB | Posted 2:00 PM Friday, February 10, 2006

Are you planning to attend a career or internship fair? Tamia Collins has some advice for you. As the associate manager of recruiting for marketing at Procter & Gamble, Tamia is well-positioned to discuss the ins and outs of achieving success at these important recruiting events.

Career Spotlight: Veterinary Medicine

Episode Length = 14:24 | File Size: 6.7 MB | Posted 8:35 AM Tuesday, February 7, 2006

Listen to Miami alumna Dr. Stephanie Burk discuss and offer advice on pursuing a career in veterinary medicine. Dr. Burk is a veterinarian who owns and operates a veterinary practice in Middletown, Ohio.

Career Spotlight: Television Journalism

Episode Length = 14:02 | File Size: 6.5 MB | Posted 9:05 AM Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Hear Miami alumna Laure Quinlivan discuss her career as an award-winning, investigative television journalist. A reporter for WCPO, Cincinnati's ABC affiliate, Laure gives practical advice to students interested in pursuing a career in journalism.

Career Spotlight: Acting

Episode Length = 14:37 | File Size: 4.7 MB | Posted 11:05 AM Friday, December 9, 2005

Get insights into a career in acting from Miami alum Drew Daniel. Drew's credits include a role on CBS's daytime drama "The Bold and the Beautiful" and winning the competition on the CBS reality series "Big Brother 5."


Episode Length = 10:00 | File Size: 6.71 MB | Posted 9:40 AM Friday, November 18, 2005

Andy Stefanovich, Owner and CEO of Play, gives his thoughts on entrepreneurship. After graduating from Miami in 1988, Andy founded Play to help companies generate breakthrough ideas and reinvent the way they work. Andy is also a visiting professor at the Darden Business School and periodically instructs at the Center for Creative Leadership.

Workplace Success

Episode Length = 9:47 | File Size: 4.6 MB | Posted 2:00 PM Monday, October 31, 2005

Hear Ken Bertha, Recruiting, Training and Development Manager for General Mills, discuss steps new hires can take to achieve success in the workplace.

Working for the FBI

Episode Length = 14:45 | File Size: 6.7 MB | Posted 10:40 AM Tuesday, October 12, 2005

Listen to 1990 Miami graduate and current FBI Special Agent David Schutz discuss what it takes to get into the FBI and what it's like to serve with the Bureau.

The Internship Experience

Episode Length = 9:50 | File Size: 4.6 MB | Posted 9:13 AM Thursday, October 06, 2005

Wondering how an internship might benefit your career search? Listen to Miami marketing major Melissa Westheider discuss her valuable internship experience with Philip Morris USA.

Successful Interviewing

Episode Length = 12:45 | File Size: 5.9 MB | Posted 11:04 AM Thursday, July 28, 2005

Get interviewing tips from Cynthia Batchelder, AT&T Carrier Relations Vice President, Global Access Management. Cynthia holds a BS in Marketing ('80) and an MBA in Finance ('81) from Miami University and has recruited students on Miami's campus.