Career Exploration Podcast LogoThe LCCC Career Exploration Podcasts help you make wise career choices by exploring career possibilities and college majors available at Lorain County Community College and beyond. With over 20 years of career counseling experience, your host Janet Maltbie, speaks with students, staff and working professionals who share their real-world experiences. You’ll learn about jobs, careers and college majors to help you decide which career path is right for you.

 
So You Want to Be an English Major

So You Want to Be an English Major

Episode 10

Are you interested in major in English but concerned about getting a job?  Is the major right for you? Both English majors and advisors at Lorain County Community College, my guests Arlena Lockard and Krista O’Neil discuss pursuing a degree in English at LCCC and beyond. Learn about job options as well as ways you can know if majoring in English might be right for you based on your interests and skills. Our conversation includes tips on how to get started, first semester courses and who to contact for more information.

 

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So You Want to Be a Politician

So You Want to Be a Politician

Episode 9

Former Mayor of the city of Lorain, Chase Ritenauer, joins us for a discussion on entering politics as a profession. It’s not just for those who want to run for office. Many students who aspire to public service can get their start here at Lorain County Community College. We discuss the Public Administration major, internship opportunities and the Cleveland State partnership program that allows students to complete a bachelor’s degree without leaving LCCC.

Although Chase currently works for Republic Services and resides in the Chicago area, he also teaches two online classes through LCCC: Public Administration and American Government. Ritenauer obtained his A.A degree through LCCC, holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Public Administration and is a CPA, Certified Public Accountant.

 

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So You Want to Be a Social Worker or a Human Services Professional: Part 3

So You Want to Be a Social Worker or a Human Services Professional: Part 3

Episode 8

This is the third and final part of a three-part series on the helping professions. In this podcast we focus on the Human Services and Social Work degree with our guest David Gerrone. David is a Lorain County Community College graduate and holds an A.A.S degree in Human Services. He also completed his bachelor’s degree in Social Work through our partnership program with Youngstown State University. Gerrone got his start as a social worker through an internship opportunity with Big Brother Big Sister and also works here at LCCC as an academic advisor. If you are interested in making a difference in the life of another person, listen to this podcast as well as parts 1 and 2 of this series on the helping professions. For more information, call 440-366-4033 to speak with a Human Services advisor today.

 

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So You Want to Be a Social Worker or a Human Services Professional: Part 2

So You Want to Be a Social Worker or a Human Services Professional: Part 2

Episode 7

This is the second part of a two part series on the helping professions. In this podcast we focus on Social Work and speak with Professor Jennifer Kukis who is a licensed Independent Social Worker and Coordinator of the Human Services program at Lorain County Community College. Also with us is Academic Advisor Arlena Lockard who leads the Education and Social Services team and helps students make the transition from a two year degree to the four year degree in Social Work. Is this field right for you? For more information, call 440-366-4033 to speak with an academic advisor today.

 

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So You Want to Be a Social Worker or Human Services Professional: Part 1

So You Want to Be a Social Worker or Human Services Professional: Part 1

Episode 6

Are you a people person? Do you enjoy helping others? In this podcast we discuss with Professor Jennifer Kukis and Academic Advisor, Arlena Lockard some typical jobs human service workers hold, requirements for the degree, salary information, and ways to advance in the profession. This is the first part of a two-part series on the helping professions. For more information about this degree, call 440-366-4033 and ask to speak with a Human Services advisor.

 

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So You Want to Be an Accountant

So You Want to Be an Accountant

Episode 5

Thinking about a degree in Accounting? Do you love puzzles, numbers and a challenge? Listen to Professor Claudia Lubaski, LCCC academic advisor, Laurie Gibbs and recent graduate, Erika Leimbach discuss accounting as a profession, what it takes to succeed as well as tips on how to get started. We also discuss what classes to take as well as ways to pass the classes , complete the degree and how one former LCCC student is preparing to become a CPA, Certified Public Accountant.

 

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So You Want to Be a Nurse or Health Care Professional

So You Want to Be a Nurse or Health Care Professional

Episode 4

Nursing is one of the most sought-after careers. It’s demanding, rewarding and the job market for nurses is always strong. But do you really want to be a nurse? In this episode of LCCC Career Exploration Podcasts, learn from Dr. Hope Moon and Dr. Lisa Augustine about the benefits and challenges you will encounter in this popular career path. Learn about the many short term and longer term healthcare certificates and majors available to students on the LCCC campus. See a complete list of programs available through our Health and Wellness Pathway.  

 

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So You Want to Be an Educator

So You Want to Be an Educator

Episode 3

Thinking about teaching as a profession? In this podcast we discuss the characteristics of successful teachers and how you can know if teaching is right for you. Meet Dr. Kathy Head, professor at Lorain County Community College who teaches ECED 111: Introduction to Early Childhood Education. Also meet advisor Dr. Cathy Loboda who helps students complete a degree at LCCC and beyond.

 

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So You Want to Complete a Degree at LCCC and Beyond

So You Want to Complete a Degree at LCCC and Beyond

Episode 2

Get to know Marisa Vernon White, who serves as Vice President of Lorain County Community College. On August 7, 2019, Marisa spoke about her goal of creating environments on the LCCC campus that help students overcome economic, personal, and academic barriers as they pursue their dreams. We also discussed services and strategies for traditional and non-traditional students looking to complete a degree and pursue a career that’s right for them.

 

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So You Want a Career That’s Right for You

So You Want a Career That’s Right for You

Episode 1

Are you undecided or open to various career options? Career Specialists, Sarah Hudson and Sarah Hyde-Pinner, speak about internship and career exploration services offered through Career Services of Lorain County Community College. For more information regarding internship, experiential learning, career services or appointments call (440) 366-4076.

 

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