Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Episode 47: Leslie Mortland parlays her China experience into a fascinating job



2008 Duxbury High School graduate, Leslie Mortland, was an AFS student in China and studied Chinese at SUNY Albany. After graduating, she explored Europe on her own, bounced through various jobs until she landed on one that uses her expertise in Chinese and her innate communication skills to broaden American awareness of the depth and beauty of Chinese culture. Her advice: just because you have a job doesn't mean you stop looking for a better one. Search engine job searches work!

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Episode 46: Julie Merry takes the step from working for others to working for herself





Julie Merry, 2008 Duxbury High graduate, has always worked hard. While in high school, she helped found the DFL flagship teen program, the Bookmarks. In college she studied hard and was active in clubs as well as Worcester chapter of Habitat for Humanity.  Now her can-do spirit embraces the challenge of owning and running her own business.

See her Partylite business link here


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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Episode 45: Gretchen Snoeyenbos describes how she came full circle in her twenties







Now that she's a MD in her first year of residency, Gretchen looks back on her twenties as a time of contrasting life experiences that add up to who and where she is right now. Few decisions in your twenties need to limit you. Just live into the experiences and learn from them.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Episode 44: Recording your elders - Jessica Lamarre gets it done





Jessica Lamarre talks about how she recorded her 89 year old grandfather, Arthur Lamarre, in his home in Fall River, MA. She and her own dad triggered and focused his memory using photos from the time and asked meaningful questions to get a sense of the time when he was a young man.

Check out the process Jessica uses here.


Watch the youtube videos of Arthur Lamarre for the full effect!

Part 1: Conversations with Pa: The Wedding
Part 2: Conversations with Pa: The Early Years
Part 3: Conversations with Pa: Travels with Mary and Larry

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Episode 43: Jon Watts describes how ROTC training interfaces with the corporate world.


2007 Duxbury High School grad, Jon Watts, tells how signing up for the Air Force ROTC helped him get a top-notch education at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute AND allowed him to bring military leadership skills into the world of industrial engineering.

Air Force ROTC

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Episode 42: Andrew Flowers on curating your interests as a career strategy


Andrew Flowers, 2008 UChicago graduate, talks about how he navigated his way from college into a fulfilling career as a quantitative editor at the fast-paced data-driven news agency, Fivethirtyeight.com.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Episode 41: Bill McBain: Navigating his career decisions and landing at Razorfish






Bill McBain, 2003 Duxbury High School graduate, explains how he made his career decisions while steering his way through the largest financial crisis since the Great Depression.

Where he works now: Razorfish

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