Audio Series

Career Conversations

Frank conversations to help you take control of your career.

Join moderator Michaela Gormley, ’09, for a series of candid conversations with career experts on topics to keep you focused on your career growth and professional success. This is not your usual “how-to” series focusing on resumes, interviews or cover letters. Each speaker brings a unique perspective on relevant topics for you and your professional development, from building relationships to setting boundaries in the workplace.

About Michaela Gormley, ’09

Don’t Build Your Network, Build Your Relationships

with Aleenah Ansari (she/her)

Developing your authentic personal brand is key to building relationships. Aleenah Ansari highlights how to use storytelling to create your brand and help you communicate your story and value to successfully navigate your job search now or in the future. Whether you are on a specific career track or breaking into a new industry, this conversation will help you hone your storytelling skills.


Link to transcript

About Aleenah Ansari

Emotional Divestment in the Workplace

with Yejin Lee (she/her)

Are you too emotionally invested in your job? Equity and justice coach/consultant Yejin Lee explains the importance of finding the right questions to ask yourself as you think about your relationship with work, especially for people of color navigating inequity in the workplace. These strategies can help you find your focus, reduce harm, and center your path to personal and professional success.


Link to transcript

Social Change Ecosystem Map — This framework is referenced several times in Yejin Lee’s talk.

About Yejin Lee


Combatting Ageism in the Job Market

with Elizabeth Atcheson (she/her)

In this discussion, Seattle career coach Elizabeth Atcheson reveals what ageism looks like in the hiring process and how to combat the stereotypes of an “older” worker. Whether you are 40 or 60, you will find helpful advice on how to harness your existing power as an experienced worker, use your network to get into interview pools, and land that role that you want.


Link to transcript

About Elizabeth Atcheson


Music by Lesfm from Pixabay

More Career Connections for Huskies

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