In the third episode of HomeSTAY, Hosts Wen Long and Julia explore an alumna’s story of making it into the music industry through her own academic journey during her undergraduate education. Jackie’s ability to transform her interests into a fulfilling career speaks to the power of personal reflection and exploration. Jackie Otero is a Program Director of the Entertainment Business and Music Business Bachelor’s degree programs at Full Sail University, an active industry consultant, and a music supervisor for commercial campaigns and independent films.
In the first episode of HomeSTAY, Hosts Wen Long and Julia highlight an alumna’s experience of seeking out opportunities to make the most of her college and business careers. As a lifelong problem solver, Deborah Devedjian speaks about her blend of Economics and Art History during her time at Yale and beyond.
In in this episode, we are joined by 2 Yale PhD students to discuss the trials and tribulations of networking. This often misunderstood, yet essential, component of the job search need not require you to be socially outgoing, nor does it involve you asking others for steep favors! We discuss the subtle benefits that come from reaching out to others and, most importantly, listening to what they have to say.
Searching for jobs can seem daunting and stressful. A lack of clarity in what this process fully entails keeps many from being able to see their actual progress and identify other aspects that could use support. In this episode, we begin to break down the process itself, and investigate how routinizing various aspects of the process can help us not only when we are actively searching for a job, but also as we grow and develop professionally.