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.
  

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So You Want to Be a Psychology Major – Part 2

So You Want to Be a Psychology Major – Part 2

Episode 13

This is the second part of a two part series on majoring in psychology. In our previous podcast we discussed the many jobs that are available to psychology graduates, as well as contacts you can make to begin or advance your career in psychology. In this podcast we discuss with academic advisor, Julie Ford, the steps you could take in order to complete the degree, transfer opportunities as well as suggested classes you could take the first semester at Lorain County Community College.  For more information about a degree in psychology contact Julie Ford or your academic advisor, or Dr. Vince Granito or one of our other psychology professors

 

 

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So You Want to Be a Psychology Major – Part 1

So You Want to Be a Psychology Major – Part 1

Episode 12

Psychology is one of the most popular majors on campuses today. Many students choose to not only major but minor in the degree, making them more competitive in today’s job market. Listen to this two part series podcast as Dr. Vince Granito and academic advisor Julie Ford discuss how to move forward in the degree, job opportunities and how you might combine your area of interest with an exciting career in psychology. For more information about a degree in psychology contact Julie Ford or your academic advisor, or Dr. Vince Granito or one of our other psychology professors

 

 

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So You Want to Be in Broadcasting

So You Want to Be in Broadcasting

Episode 11

Join me and Professor Dee Gross as we discuss pursuing a degree in broadcasting or communications. We speak with prospective student, Nicole Purenciu and her mom, Kristine about transferring to LCCC from another community college. We discuss the steps she is taking to enroll at LCCC and what distinguishes the LCCC programs from other 4 year colleges. Are LCCC’s broadcasting and communication programs right for you? Listen to this informative podcast or make an appointment to see an academic advisor today by calling 440-366-4033.

 

 

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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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