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 a Job in Healthcare

So You Want a Job in Healthcare

Episode 17

Think it is too late to go back to school? Meet Joe Jaudon, front line healthcare worker and respiratory therapist who began pursuing a second career at age 58. In just 2 1/2 years Joe completed his degree through LCCC’s University Partnership program with Bowling Green State university. He now has 8 years experience working on the pulmonary floor at the Cleveland Clinic as a respiratory therapist. For more information about the respiratory program through LCCC, make an appointment to speak with an advisor today

 

 

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So You Want to Combat Viruses

So You Want to Combat Viruses

Episode 16

Interested in combating viruses? Join us for a conversation with Dr. Harry Kestler, professor of Microbiology at Lorain County Community College. Prior to teaching at LCCC, Dr. Kestler taught at the Lerner Medical College of the Cleveland Clinic and held a faculty position in the department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Harvard Medical School. For the past three decades, Dr. Kestler has studied infectious diseases. He is a worldwide leader on HIV-AIDS is credited with discovering the first live attenuated vaccine for the AIDS virus. In his spare time, he also hosts an informative video series to update our community on the coronavirus and answers many questions people have about the pandemic.

 

 

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So You Want to Be an FBI Agent

So You Want to Be an FBI Agent

Episode 15

Join us with FBI Special Agent Vicki Anderson as she speaks about what it takes to become an FBI agent. We discuss the qualifications necessary for the position, how to prepare for the job and what disqualifies potential candidates. For more information about careers in the FBI visit https://www.fbijobs.gov. If you would like more information on completing a degree through Lorain County Community College, please call 440-366-4033 and ask to make an appointment to see academic advisor today.

 

 

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So You Want to Be a Police Officer

So You Want to Be a Police Officer

Episode 14

Join us as we explore what it takes to be a police officer with Jim McManus. Jim McManus served as a Police Officer in the Cleveland Heights area for 24 years. While there he served as Commander then transitioned to assistant professor and Criminal Justice coordinator here at LCCC. He has also served as a Police Chief for the city of Geneva and the Village of Kipton.

We discuss the characteristics of police work and what it takes to succeed in the profession. If you would like more information on completing a Police Science degree, make an appointment to see academic advisor Carolyn Modic or a member of the Human Services, Education and Social Sciences advising team. 

 

 

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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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