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Labour and Delivery Nurse  

In this episode we meet Labour and Delivery Nurse David Lane. Currently and for the last 4.5 years, he has been a Labor & Delivery Nurse in the United States Air Force. As an L&D nurse, he manages the labours of women having babies. After delivery, he keeps the moms and babies safe from post-delivery complications, as well as, teach breastfeeding and new born care. He is really proud of his breastfeeding teaching skills. First starting out as a nurse, that is one thing that intimidating him the most.  But now he is very confident in teaching moms how to feed their babies. Now he is the NRP Program Director for his hospital. Let´s go chat with him! Interview Notes: Timestamps: 04:03 - Working as a Delivery Nurse - What David does for a living 04:50 - What a day at work looks like 05:52 - How it was to work as a Delivery Nurse for the first few months 10:34 - Helping the baby with its first breath 12:05- Are there many men who work as Labour and Delivery nurses? 15:06 - How working as a Labour and Delivery nurse has changed David as a person 17:32 - A complicated case at work 19:35 - Different types of Delivery Nurses 21:49 - How David ended up in Tokyo & his experiences in Japan 25:26 - The most striking differences between the US, Japan, and Europe 31:32 - The benefits of working in abroad 36:26 - What the life in high school was like & getting in to the military 44:00 - How the student loan system works in the US & 52:27 - How one can pursue David´s career path 56:14 - Steps on getting into the Air Force and its benefits 62:53 - Three recommended books 65:32 - Why it is important to know what you want to do in life 66:23 - Recommended resources 67:30 - Life lessons David learned the hard way 67:52 - What David would have studied if being a Labour and Delivery nurse was not an option... 69:10 - A phone conversation into the past - What advice David would give to his 18-year-old self Books mentioned in the interview The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness, by Dave Ramsey Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, by Ashlee Vance Start With Why, by Simon Sinek Links and other useful resources The United States' Air Force. https://www.airforce.com/ Reddit, an entertainment, social news networking service, and news website. 7 Things to Know about Labor & Delivery Nursing How to become a Labour and Delivery Nurse, by InnerBody Deciding between become a Labour and Delivery Nurse or Midwife? Check out this post, by GapMedics. This article by Study.com also has more information on how to become a Labour and Delivery Nurse! Videos In this video, Nurse Kristen shows what a typical day in Labor & Delivery looks like at Riverton Hospital. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYFtMFtlGCc Wondering what the best or worst parts of being a Delivery Nurse is, or to look for in a nursing school? This video might help you out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWObGn_7hw8 Thanks for checking out this episode with Labour and Delivery Nurse researcher Sabita! We hope that you found it useful! Keep it mind that if you want to have a mentor, it could even be someone who is a Labour and Delivery Nurse, to give you advice or to help guide you on the right path, you can do that on 99 Career Options! All you need to do is to go on “Get a Mentor” and you’re one step closer to what could be your dream career! Do you want to become a Labour and Delivery Nurse? Tell us why! Leave a comment below, we would love to hear your story! Thanks for listening! :)

Electronics and Communication Engineering  

Sabita is from Nepal and has a post-doctorate with a degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering. After finishing getting a Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering, she received a scholarship which allowed her to travel to Japan to continue her education. Today she lives in Norway and works on different projects at Simula Research Laboratory, a laboratory that conducts basic research in the fields of networks and distributed systems, scientific computing, and software engineering. Let's go chat with her! Interview Notes: Timestamps: 01:44 - What Sabita does for a living 02:26 - How to remove delay in a phone conversation 02:59 - What a day at work looks like 06:32 - Working in a group at work as a post-doc 07:57 - What Sabita did before acquiring her post-doc 10:22 - How high school in Nepal was, and what she studied after high school 13:06 Why Sabita chose to study Electronics and Communications Engineering 14:26 - How the study period for the Bachelor's was 19:46 - Getting a scholarship and studying for a Master's degree in Japan 27:34 - Moving to Norway after the Master's degree 31:47 - Differences between Japan and Norway 39:41 - What Sabita would have studied if this career path was not an option 43:00 - Being confident and understanding oneself 45:17 - Recommended books 45:54 - What the future of Wireless Communication looks like 48:27 - Life lessons learned the hard way 50:05 - What advice Sabita would give to her 18-year-old self Books and authors mentioned in the interview The Complete Idiot's Guide to Choosing a College Major by Randall S. Hansen I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai, with Christina Lamb as contributor Links and other useful resources On Simula´s website you can read more about Sabita and her works and projects Want to find interesting books to read? On this list you´re sure to find something that fits you! Check out StudyJapan for more information about studying in Japan and the scholarship that Sabita applied for. Check out Study.com's article on Electronics Communications Engineering which has some useful information Videos Check out this video of a day in the Life of an Electrical and Electronics Engineer. We follow John Poots, a graduate of electrical and electronic engineering at Queen's University Belfast, during a typical day in his job with Intel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l-fPMxwjaM Here is a video of a student of Electronic and Communication Engineering degree who is introducing his final year project; the LED Propeller clock. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzJLbmtWc84 Thanks for checking out this episode with postdoctoral researcher Sabita! We hope that you found it useful! Keep it mind that if you want to have a mentor, it could even be someone who is a professional researcher, to give you advice or to help guide you on the right path, you can do that on 99 Career Options! All you need to do is to go on “Get a Mentor” and you’re one step closer to what could be your dream career! Do you want to become a professional researcher? Tell us why! Leave a comment below, we would love to hear your story! Thanks for listening! :)

IT Audit manager – KPMG  

Katrina is an IT Audit Manager for two of Norway’s top 10 largest businesses. She is responsible for scoping, planning, and the quality assurance of IT projects at KPMG which is one of the largest audit, tax and advisory firms in the world. She has a high competency for organization, attention to detail, and people management, especially in international office environments, as well as for project management and information systems. Let’s go chat with her! Interview Notes: Timestamps: 02:10 - What Katrina does for a living 02:45 - Working at an audit firm - A typical day at work 06:03 - What an audit firm is and "The Big Four" 08:13 - Different work tasks Katrina deals with 11:52 - Working alone vs together in a team - Katrina's workstyle 14:22 - An interesting episode that happened at work 15:55 - Some tiresome, dull, tasks Katrina has to do at work 17:15 - Katrina's advice to people in school, and her own personal motivation 19:56 - The ratio between men and women at Katrina's work 22:10 - Why someone should follow Katrina's career path 23:36- Getting a bachelor in Business Administration- Katrina's study period in high school and college 26:59 - How hard the studying period was & Screaming from the top of the lungs 29:06 - Job prospects and job interviews after school 32:02 - The importance of having the right attitude and characteristics, especially if working for KPMG 36:01 - Job prospects after school (continuation) 37:17 - The importance of networking & the steps one can take to get a position similar to that of Katrina's 41:02 - Becoming a baker if working in IT were not an option 42:27 - Recommended books and resources 45:40 - Life lessons Katrina learned the hard way 47:23 - What advice Katrina would give to her 18-year-old self Books and authors mentioned in the interview The Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt and Jeff Cox Links and other useful online resources Check out Study.com‘s page on more information about what an IT Audit Manager is. Robert Half has a blog post which mentions a couple of skills any audit manager should have. 12 Tips on How to Network for Shy People, a great article by CIO. Videos Here is a video which gives you an idea of what an auditor does https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BFpJwr_m1g This video is about auditor Ben, who gets the opportunity to both understand fully how a business functions internally and have a significant impact on its overall efficiency. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY3yFifVUSs Thanks for checking out this episode with IT Audit Manager Katrina! We hope that you found it useful! Keep it mind that if you want to have a mentor, it could even be someone who is a professional Auditor, to give you advice or to help guide you on the right path, you can do that on 99 Career Options! All you need to do is to go on “Get a Mentor” and you’re one step closer to what could be your dream career! Do you want to become an auditor? Tell us why! Leave a comment below, we would love to hear your story! Thanks for listening!


Gabriel is a biomedical engineering researcher with a background in mathematics and a strong interest in computing and software engineering. His current work involves applying optimal control based techniques to cardiac modeling. Ready? Let's go and chat with him! Interview Notes: Timestamps: 01:50 - What Gabriel does for a living and how he got there 3:46 - Creating experiments - What a day at work looks like 07:48 - What is a PhD and Master's degree? 10:45 - Leaving for London for a postdoctorate research position 12:38 - Getting paid to get a PhD & Traveling to different countries while getting a degree 14:57 - What Gabriel loves about his job 16:47 - "It's more about stamina than intelligence" - Challenges when working on a PhD 22:06 - A passion for mathematics and philosophy- Gabriel's study period 27:45 - What the job prospects is like having a degree in mathematics 30:53 - Learning how to code with Python 33:07 - Working as a software developer in Germany and then moving to Norway 36:28 - What Gabriel did after getting his Master's degree 39:00 - You need to like what you are doing - The importance of motivation and building skills 40:59 - Recommended books and resources 45:16 - What Gabriel thinks about Artificial Intelligence 48:06 - Important life lessons Gabriel learned the hard way 49:58 - What advice Gabriel would give to his 18-year-old-self Books mentioned in the podcast Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman Links and other relevant online resources Check out this article by the Department of Bioengineering at Washington University if you wanna learn more about what bioengineering really is! Harvard Blogs has a cool collection of various blog posts created by students studying biomedical engineering that you should check out Wondering how much Biomedical Engineers are paid? You can find out that and more on U.S News' page, here. Videos This video by NJIT graduate student David Paglia describes briefly what Biomedical Engineering is and how it can help save lives! And this video give you a great idea and overview by explaining what Biomedical Engineers do! Definitely worth checking out! Thank you for checking out this episode with Biomedical Engineer Gabriel! We hope we helped answer your questions! If you are still curious and want to learn more about what a Biomedical Engineer does and the steps to take in order to become one, you can send us a message and we will help you out the best way we can! Why do you want to become a Biomedical Engineer? What do you think is the greatest invention created by biomedical engineering? We would love to hear what you have to say! Leave us a comment below! And as always, have a great day, and see you soon again! :)


Heleri studied in the Estonian Academy of Arts and later in the Oslo School of Architecture and design. She has a life mission to every now and then do some crazy stuff like -  climbing the mountains in Kyrgyzstan just with one friend without any knowledge about Middle Asia, horses or mountains; or hitchhiking from Estonia to Italy, back when she was 19 years old while couchsurfing for a month; or trying to take the perfect photo without gloves in February in the Arctic and the list goes on on. :) Now she works in a relatively young and very cool, medium size international office in Oslo, where she has been working on projects all across Europe. I do think that I am stubborn and whiny and not a good example, but every now and then it happens that I see someone being inspired by me (may it be my niece or cousin or parent or a friend) and that makes me proud and happy and reminds me that I should always follow my dreams and live my life the very way I enjoy it. Do you want to be an architect? What do you think it is like to be an architect? Leave a comment below, and let us know! We would love to hear from you! :) You can also check out this very useful videos: This one is made by some architects from all over the world: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPdKMWElMs0 And this one, which is titled "The truth about being an architect"! Great stuff! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anfLSnAL_Sw

Medical: Anesthesiologist  

Noel Lumpkin has been an anesthesiologist since 1999, and working full-time locum tenens positions since 2005. Her jobs have taken her across the United States, from Alaska to Maine, from small, community hospitals to large referral centers, and medical mission trips have taken her to Ecuador, Zimbabwe, Congo, Madagascar, and other adventures. If you are interested in her amazing journey you can read all about it in her book titled "Road Warrior Physician: Locum Tenes a How-to Guide. You can also learn more about Noel at her blog as well!   Do you wish to become to be an anesthesiologist? What are your thoughts around the profession? Tell us in the comments below! We would love to know! :) Interview Notes: Timestamps: 2:16 - What Noel does as an anesthesiologist 4:07 - What it is like to be a patient for an anesthesiologist 7:24 - What a usual day at work looks like 09:17 - Also i see that you are working as... 12:44 - Becoming inspired to study anaesthesiology 14:52 - Getting into medical school - The steps Noel took to get where she is today 19:24 - What type of person do you have to be? - Great advice for high schoolers 25:22 - Noel´s work as an author and speaker 28:26 - 80% of all people want to write a book 30:52 - Three recommended books & the importance of reading 39:05 - What the future looks like for people who are interested in studying medicine or health care. 42:42 - If Noel could go back in time and give herself some advice... Wanna know more about anaesthesiology? Check out this video about a day in the life of a anesthesiologist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wumzgNlyCA

Medical: Surgeon  

Ever since Akram Alashari was a young boy, he wanted to be a doctor. In 2008, he graduated from medical school and went on to specialize in General Surgery at the University of Connecticut. He then pursued sub-specialty training at the University of Florida in the field of Trauma and Critical Care Medicine. At the age of 29, he became one of the youngest double board-certified surgeons in the United States. After treating numerous patients with life-saving surgery and helping them overcome great challenges, he decided to help people not just with his hands, but with his words. He started giving inspirational speeches to universities, hospitals, and corporations around the country. He is also the author of the book The Power of Peak State: Massively Enhance Your Personal Potential. Interview Notes: Timestamps: 2:11 - What it is like to be a surgeon 4:10 - Akram´s and his team´s role at the hospital 6:47 - Remembering the first ever patient 8:05 - The last time Akram performed an operation 9:01 - Studying period & the moment Akram realised that he wanted to be a doctor 12:32 - How difficult is it to become a doctor? 13:20 - What subjects should you choose in high school? 15:00 - Developing the right kind of mindset 17:33 - Being an author and public speaker 21:51 - Three recommended books 22:43 - How technology helps create progress within the medical field 23:53 - What the future for people who want to become doctors looks like 26:09 - Working long hours - What type of person you should be to become a doctor 29:18 - What advice Akram would give to his 18-year-old-self Check out this video about a day in the life of an ER surgeon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIFOL33LIHw ...and a day in the life of a hearth surgeon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV7djHx80g8

Technology & Art: Art director | VP at Digital media company that builds augmented and virtual reality applications | PhD Candidate at Hiroshima University  

Qu Meng has 8 years  of working  experience in the new media art field (including 6 national pavilions in Shanghai EXPO 2010) and has worked as a director of digital interactive design between Beijing and Shanghai, China. As a Non Profit Academic Secretary in Xucun Art Commune, he is committed to the revitalization of rural communities through contemporary art. He likes gardening, cooking, pottery and aikido. Some achievements that he is proud of: 2012, TEDx, “Factory 798-City 2.0” event, UCCA (Ullens Center for Contemporary Art), 798 Art District, Beijing, China 2012, “The 3rd Art and Science International Exhibition”, as Artist, China Science and Technology Museum, Beijing, China 2013, “BarCamp 2013” Speech, Topic: “Augmented Future: Mobile New Media and Technology blur the line between the Physical world and Digital world.” Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China. Interview Notes: Timestamps: 03:16 - What Qu does for a living 06:15 Creating an AR application for a magazine - Qu´s latest project 09:11 -  What a typical day at work looks like 12:28 - Studying art abroad with a scholarship 13:16 - The importance of art in culture & cultural differences between Europe and Asia 19:49 - Cool artists from Asia 21:10 - Challenges in high school & finishing the Bachelor´s degree. 26:45 - Graduating from high school with a 5% success-rate & studying at the university 31:18 - It is easier to find a job when you have a lot of experience 35:40 - What to study to become an art director 37:16 - Studying for the PHD and doing some voluntary work 50:06 - Three recommended books 54:50 - Cool resources to check out 56:02 - What the future for artists looks like 58:02 - The advice Qu would give to his 18-year-old-self

Marketing: Growth hacker – digital marketing  

Colorado Based Growth Hacker with over 10 years of digital marketing experience. Ciaran specialize in building cutting-edge digital growth strategies for early to mid-stage Startups. Google Analytics and Adwords certified, as well as HubSpot's Inbound Certs.  Interview Notes: Timestamps: 3:18 - What Ciaran does for a living 4:11 - A big project that is going on right now 5:56 - Working in a team or alone? 7:18 - How to help a company grow - Making a market strategy. 12:45 - Born to be - Ending up working in digital marketing. 16:34 - Becoming inspired by travel-bloggers. 18:40 - Building up a skill set abroad and an online community. 22:53 - Having a goal in mind & the importance of being persistent. 27:08 - "Personal branding is a must" - What happened after Thailand. 34:52: Three recommended books. 37:54 - Cool resources to check out about “internet hustling”. 39:47 - The future of “growth hacking". 42:17 - What advice Ciaran would give to his 18 year-old-self.

Arts & Crafts: Musician | Composer | Arranger for strings and choir | Violinist | Choir conductor | Music teacher  

  Ombeline studied at the Conservatoire in Paris and now she is a composer and arranger for strings and choir, she is the first violin of the string quartet 4NOIA, violinist free-lancer, choir conductor, music teacher and she wrote 6 albums for her band Les Fragments de la Nuit. When she doesn't compose or play music she loves creating things with her hands: She sew clothes, paints, nits and makes puzzles! Interview Notes: Timestamps: 1:45 - Teaching music, even for babies, in the basement- the home of Ombeline 3:25 - Working as a full-time musician and composer 4:35 - Having a wide variety of skills within music 6:25 - Composing a new album - The latests projects 8:52 - Learning and doing multiple things at the same time 11:35 - Being different and learning to be yourself 16:06 - What a day at work looks like for Ombeline 18:15 - How easy is it really to become an artist? 19:17 - Is there a lack of people who do what they truly what? Is it a result of society? 27:11 - Challenging people - The fun of being a conductor 28:27 - A new experience - The first day and studying at Sorbonne University 33:40 - Can you teach music as a way of acquiring financial freedom? 37:02 - Books recommended by Ombeline 40:13 - What the future of musicians and other art-professions look like 42:26 - Ombeline´s advice for someone who would like to choose a career in music

Technology: GIS – Support desktop analyst at Esri  

Shondra Kapuaakoakoaokamoanaokalani Kam Grenz was born in 1981 and was raised in the 80’s. Her parents are from Hawaii and have lived in California since the 70’s. She is of Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, and Irish descent and was raised with Hawaiian values and culture. She works for Esri as a GIS Support Desktop Analyst. She loves photography and takes photos of people as a hobby. "Being able to capture the aloha in people and families is a magical moment." She is also passionate about environmental issues because while in school for her BA in Environmental Studies, it has shown her that there are lots of things wrong in this world that can be fixed or at least cared for, to improve it for the future generations. Interview Notes: Timestamps: 2:11 - GIS Analyst- What Shondra does for a living 3:29 - Helping people use software - Working as a support analyst at Esri 6:10 - Problem-solving - What kind of support Shondra gives 10:45 - Having the State of Alaska as the biggest customer & what the customers use Esri's software for 13:44 - Connecting the world using spatial information - What is Esri? 14:44 - What a day at work looks like for Shondra 18:50 - Learning more about your own personality - Shondra's study period 25:44 - How to get a job at a company like Esri 27:33 - Getting scholarships while working at Esri & how it is to work there 34:06 - Books recommended by Shondra 35:32 - Cool resources & how to learn more about the company Esri 40:04 - What the future for people in mapping looks like 44:47 - What advice Shondra would give to her 18-year-old-self

How to enjoy school, work and life – a special episode with clinical psychologist Aksel Inge Sinding  

This is a special episode where we discuss with a clinical psychologist about the challenges that a young person encounters at school, at work and in life.  During the conversation we give some practical steps that one can take to feel more secure and escape the inner bully. We also filmed this episode, so if you wanna see my big fat nose you can go and see it here on our YouTube channel. Interview Notes: Timestamps: 1:34 - Failing to accomplish high goals - Why are youngsters unhappy at work? 3:31 - Is our society making us unhappy? - The Inner Bully 5:14 - You are not to think that you are better or more special than anyone else - The Law of Jante 6:09 - Dealing with the pressure of society - How to deal with it? 8:37 - Top regrets in life from people on their deathbed 9:21 - Understanding life & learning to fail 11:31 - Being happy in your worklife 13:04 - Most things in life are hard when doing it for the first time - Taking your time to learn 15:10 - A mistake young people do when they start at work 16:19 - Can people really become anything they want? - The impact of family 17:55 - The right way to be happy- Understanding the Hierarchy of Needs 19:52 - Steps one can take towards self-actualization and happiness - Is it imporant to appreciate the small things? 23:27 - Psychologist Aksel´s suggestions for becoming happier

Aviation – Pilot  

An interview with Pilot - First Officer - Tom Ward. Interview Notes: Timestamps: 1:05 - What it is like to be a Pilot 3:20 - A day at work is like for Tom 6:03 - Different Pilot types 6:55 - The work/life balance working as a pilot 8:09 - Tom's worse experience at work 10:32 - Choosing A-level subjects - Deciding to become a pilot 13:26 - What Tom has studied 16:04 - Flying in University & taking courses 20:59 - Differences between becoming a pilot in Europe and US 22:10 - There is more work to be done - A great advice 24:50 - Recommended books 26:47 - More opportunities - What the future of pilots might look like 29:18 - Beautiful blue skies and sunsets 30:20 - Tom's advice for someone choosing a career path I prepared for you also 2 videos that you might find interesting: Behind every flight is the effort of all our great people. "A Day in The Life" series follows some of our staff through a typical day. In this video, we follow Cathay Pacific Senior First Officer Richard Clausen from his home to take-off https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xpD5OXmygk 2. Join a pilot as he shows you his ways of getting the aircraft ready for a day of flying as a Corporate Pilot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xceBbJhHuR0 Do you wanna become a pilot? Did my post helped? Let me know in the comments bellow if you have any questions!

Finance: Associate at Deutche Bank – Dubai  

Oscar Asly graduated from the American University of Beirut with a Civil and Environmental engineering Degree. He is currently working for Deutsche Bank in Dubai, as a sales person in the Investment Bank, he covers mainly financial institutions across all assets classes. Lately, he has been focusing on the debt capital market for Banks in the GCC region. He also cofounded LastSeat, a platform that enables users to bid on airline tickets. He is an extreme sports enthusiast always looking for new thrills & adventures, he has climbed Mt Elbrus, Mt Blanc, Mt Ararat and Mt. Kilimanjaro in the past 3 years and has done that helping charities along the way. This December he is embarking on a new and exciting journey, going to the Andes mountain range to climb Mt. Aconcagua (highest peak in the Americas) Some of the craziest things he has done are skydiving in Canada, heli-skiing off Monte rosa in Switzerland, and Bungee jumping in Cyprus. Interview Notes: Timestamps: 1:58 - Working in finance with an engineering background- Oscar´s story 7:32 - What a typical day at work looks like 10:38 - Always learning new stuff - What to love working as an associate at Deutsche bank 12:04 - Getting an internship in finance without a finance degree 15:40 - Macro and Microeconomics - Deciding to study finance 18:06 - Finding a passion for finance 19:30 - Learning the best lesson in life & having a passion for extreme sports 23:14 - Recommended books 26:48 - Cool web sites and resources 27:44 - What the future of finance looks like 29:22 - Don´t rush things! - Oscar´s advice for someone choosing a career path 31:19 - Smiling makes the day better Links and resources mentioned in the interview coming soon.

Arts & Crafts: Digital 3D Artist | Image Creation and Animation  

David is an amazing artist who specialises in typography, CGI, 3D illustration, branding, and identity. Check out his work on his webpage and follow him on Twitter @david_mcleod and instagram. Links and resources in the interview: Interview Notes: Timestamps: - Imagine Creation and Animation for a living - Working on awesome projects for Diesel and IMB - How clients contact Digital Artists to order a project - How long it takes to come up with new ideas - Design and Advertisement - A day at work with David as a Digital Artist - Being your own Boss - The greatest part about the job - The “super impressive” and best people in the field - The study period & how David become a Digital Artist - Listening to the inner voice when making a decision - Recommended books and blogs - Getting into 3D Illustration or Animation - Recommended resources - Rapidly changing technologies - The future of Digital Artists - David´s advice when choosing a career path Studios: http://universaleverything.com/ http://www.catk.de/ http://www.zeitguised.com/ Books: The Language of Things: Understanding the World of Desirable Objects Curiosity and Method: Ten Years of Cabinet Magazine Check out this video to see some of the cool things a 3D artist can make! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGyjrTLetyk

Medical: Dentist and Clinical instructor  

  Vera is a dentist and she graduated 8 years ago.  She works 4 days in a private practice and 1 day as a clinical instructor at the University of Oslo spreading some dental love. She really enjoys working with people. Many of her patients have anxiety and odontophobia, so psychology and good communication are a big part of what she does. In her spare time, she loves to travel and dance salsa. Especially, when you live in Norway, where the winter is cold and dark, salsa is her remedy, an antidepressant both for the body and soul. A very good workout and its social as well. Let's go and chat with her. Interview Notes: - Making people smile - What Vera does for a living - A usual day at work as a dentist - Treating people with dentalphobia - Different types of dentists - What Vera loves about being a dentist - Everyone becomes a child in the dental chair - Dealing with challenges - Why Vera chose to become a dentist - What the study period was like - Skills that can be useful for a dentist to have - Differences between dentists among countries - Getting funny requests at parties- The everyday life for a dentist - Books and resources recommended by Vera - Salsa dancing around Europe- Vera´s hobbies - Never having to brush your teeth again? - The future of dentistry - Vera´s advice when choosing a career path Bonus video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYEX6du34J0

Natural science: Molecular Biologist – Working with stem cells and CRISPR to better understand epigenetics  

Ignacio Cuervo is currently doing research in epigenetics. His job is to study how stem cells develop during differentiation, how genes get regulated and how the cell decide and manages differentiation.  His main goal is to generate new knowledge in the epigenetics field to help better understand how the cell functions. That means that some days his work may take up most of his time. However he still finds time for his hobbies. When he is not 'playing' around with genes, he is climbing, dancing, brewing beer or improving its recipe. Interview Notes: Timestamps: - “How´s it going” - With Ignacio Cuervo - What Ignacio does and what he studied - From Spain to Norway - Ending up in another country - What a Molecular Biologist does - Using Crispr - A cool project Ignacio has worked on - Using stem cells to create a real heart and kidney- What are stem cells? - How Ignacio came to choose to study Biology - Solving challenges at work - What Ignacio loves about his job - If Molecular Biologist was not an option… - People who have inspired Ignacio - What really is the highest mountain in the world? - Books recommended by Ignacio - Resources recommended by Ignacio - Will things change in the coming years? - The future of Mollecular Biologists - Ignacio´s advice when choosing a career path Check out this video about a day in the life of a molecular biologist! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpB47BN9V8s    

Entrepreneurship: Social Entrepreneur | Property Developer – Charles Armstrong  

  Charles Armstrong is an entrepreneur and social scientist who has founded several successful companies, the latest one being The Trampery which specialises in strategic property development for innovation clusters. The company established the first workspace dedicated to startups in London's "Tech City" neighbourhood in 2009 and has opened six further buildings in London since then. Each location is focused on a different sector including software, fashion, art tech and travel tech. Partners include Mayor of London, Publicis Worldwide, the Barbican and British Fashion Council. The Trampery also advises governments on master-planning innovation clusters and works with corporate clients to design working environments. One of the latest projects they are involved in is Tøyen Start-up Village in Oslo, Norway. Interview Notes: Timestamps: 1:35 - Tøyen Startup village - What is it? 3:45 - Property developer or a social entrepreneur? - What Charles does for a living 4:38 - What a Social Entrepreneur does 6:19 - The Trampery - A social enterprise founded by Charles 7:32 - How the Trampery grew so big, so fast 13:01 - Social Entrepreneurship - How it differs from a commercial enterprise 15:27 - How Charles ended up as a social entrepreneur 17:59 - A mentor with a huge impact - People who have helped inspire 20:00 - Recommended books 21:35 - The future of social entrepreneurship 24:20 - Cross referencing information - Great news sources 25:28 - Charles´ advice for someone picking a career path Books: Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers Plato Socrates Shakespeare's Sonnets More links and resources mentioned in the podcast coming soon.

Natural Science: Agriculture – Soil Scientist with a Sci-fi like PhD project  

Bogdan Matei Duda is 27 years old and he is a research assistant and PhD student at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. Since a very young age, he has always enjoyed working with plants and soil. He grew up in the countryside of Romania, very different than the modern world in which he now lives. Nonetheless, these early lessons on the farm instilled in him a respect for soil and biodiversity and a desire to become a researcher. Pursuit of this goal has driven his past studies (degrees in Agriculture, Land Management and Rural Development) and has brought him half way around the world for a superior terminal degree at Texas Tech University; a degree which will provide him the tools he will need to grow into an academician/researcher for his career. Having worked with professors from US universities on research in Romania, he quickly came to understand that a PhD from Texas Tech University would be much more comprehensive than anything he could obtain in Romania. To that end, he has traveled to Lubbock and committed himself wholly, that he might prepare himself for his future career. He has a very strong work-ethic, motivation and desire to succeed. As a future academician, he feels called to teach and conduct research. He is an active member of the Soil Science Society of America, and he intends to network with other professionals such that he may obtain a post-doc or professorship upon graduation. His dream is to conduct research as to improve something in the world, even if something small. After he graduates he would like to follow a postdoc and an academic career. In 2015 he took part in a pollution assessment project together with his coordinator in New Mexico and Colorado after a mine spill that reached Animas River. Using portable x-ray fluorescence (PXRF) spectrometry, they evaluated soils that were irrigated with water from the polluted river, analyzing the potential danger to the environment, people, and animals. In the fall of 2015 he was an assistant coach for the Texas Tech Soils Judging Team for the Region IV Intercollegiate Soil Judging Contest that took place in Stephenville, Texas. The Texas Tech team took 3rd place, qualifying for the National Soil Judging Contest in April, 2016 in Manhattan, Kansas; he will be an assistant coach of the team for that competition as well. Since he came in the United States he became assistant producer for a documentary film which will come out in 2017 about global warming and the effects of that on the Alaskan glaciers and Carbon Dioxide emissions.   Links and resources mentioned in the podcast coming soon. Interview Notes: Timestamps: - Soil Science - What is it? - Why I came choose this career path - Starting College and the journey abroad - Into the wilderness - Current projects & using exclusive high-tech technology to improve the world - What I love about my job - The joy of improving the world - Why finding a career path that you enjoy is important - People who have inspired Bogdan - Great books and movies related to soil science - The future of Agricultural education - Cool recommended resources - Picking a career path - Advice to all the listeners

Media: Project Leader in Digital Communication – IKT-Norge  

  Helene works as project manager at IKT-Norge, within digital communication. A job that lets her work closely with the Norwegian IT-industry, www.ikt-norge.no. She has a Master of Philosophy in Media Studies from the University of Oslo (2015), and wrote her thesis about Twitter, as a communication tool for executives: https://www.duo.uio.no/handle/10852/45625. While she was a student, she spent most her spare time on student activities and a part-time jobs. To get experience besides studying was important to her, mostly because she loves working with people but also because she saw it as a necessity to get relevant experience. Links and resources mentioned in the podcast: 1. Books (not work related): - Lean in, by Sheryl Sandberg - The art of motorcycle maintenance, by Robert Pirsig - 7 Habits of highly effective people, by Stephen Covey 2. Books (work related): -The oxford handbook of innovation -Microeconomics by Mankiw and Taylor 3. Other resources: Websites: Hootsuite and Buffer have great updates on how social media for marketing works Movies: Internet's own boy 4. Tools that you recommend often: -Headspace for meditation -Forest for staying off your phone Table of Contents - Introduction - Helene´s story - Project leader in Digital Communication - Understanding how media works - Why and how Helene ended up choosing Digital Communication - Not sure what education you´re applying for? Ask! - Getting theoretical and practical experience - What it´s like to study for a bachelor and masters degree - What is great about Digital Communication - Job prospects for someone studying Digital Communication - If Digital Communcation was not an option… - Great and inspiring role models - Recommended books that inspires and helps - Hard life lessons that have inspired growth - Applying for a job is not a one way dialogue - Resources recommended by Helene - Helene´s advice when picking a career path - Jobs of the future - What the job prospect might look like in the coming years.

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