June 8, 2021

New Witt Wednesday Podcasts

Career Prep Program Highlights Alumni Success, Networking, Wisdom, And So Much More

Wittenberg’s Office of Career & Professional Development in the COMPASS: Sweet Success Center at Thomas Library has launched an exciting new podcast series this summer and beyond.

Titled “Witt Wednesday Pod,” the series features short interviews by accomplished Wittenberg alumni, professionals from all fields, and even some favorite faculty members. The podcast also serves as a source for ‘nuggets of wisdom’ with such topics as making the most of an internship, finding vocations, networking, and preparing for the future. In addition, guests often share tips on discerning one’s vocation and kickstarting a successful professional life. New episodes are released every Wednesday at noon.

Launched on May 26, the first podcast featured Callan Swaim, class of 2016, a market manager for the Expedia Group in London, England. Callan shared the importance of finding a mentor, different types of mentors, and introduced listeners to the concept of a "mentor board." Then on June 2, John Shumate, class of  1999, current member of Wittenberg’s Board of Directors and longtime leader in brand marketing and management, having worked for Eastbay and MGM Resorts International, talked about “building a network from scratch.” As an added bonus, Shumate has also offered to donate a dollar for every LinkedIn request he receives from Wittenberg students to the University.

Next up on June 9 will be Madeline Kraft, class of 2016, an event and investor relations coordinator for Wind Point Partners in Chicago, who will discuss informational interviewing.

“This has been a fun project that’s focused on providing career/vocational content to students,” said Heath Queen, host of the Witt Wednesday Pod, internship coordinator at Wittenberg and a 2016 alumnus of Wittenberg. “We think there are opportunities for students, alumni, and prospective students to find this valuable and interesting. The podcast is available at all the major podcast sites.”

To tune in, subscribe on Spotify, Apple, Google, or any preferred podcast platform. Tap the subscribe button to help with the launch and be notified every time a new episode drops. Access it on Spotify here

Career and Professional Development is open and ready to connect virtually over the summer. Check the office out online here.

Cindy Holbrook
Cindy Holbrook
Senior Communications Assistant

About Wittenberg

Wittenberg's curriculum has centered on the liberal arts as an education that develops the individual's capacity to think, read, and communicate with precision, understanding, and imagination. We are dedicated to active, engaged learning in the core disciplines of the arts and sciences and in pre-professional education grounded in the liberal arts. Known for the quality of our faculty and their teaching, Wittenberg has more Ohio Professors of the Year than any four-year institution in the state. The university has also been recognized nationally for excellence in community service, sustainability, and intercollegiate athletics. Located among the beautiful rolling hills and hollows of Springfield, Ohio, Wittenberg offers more than 100 majors, minors and special programs, enviable student-faculty research opportunities, a unique student success center, service and study options close to home and abroad, a stellar athletics tradition, and successful career preparation.

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