Career Talk: Elizabeth Bader, executive briefing consultant

Elizabeth Bader

Elizabeth Bader

Elizabeth Bader always thought her main “career” would involve being a wife and mother. But by her early 30s, she was the divorced, single mother to a toddler and desperately in need of career advice. In this Career Talk podcast, Bader explains how she got back into the workforce, offers advice on those seeking similar careers and provides tips for others who may have been out of the workforce, by their own choosing or otherwise.

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Career Talk: Adam Coughran, from police work to entrepreneur

Adam Coughran

Adam Coughran

When Adam Coughran graduated from Chapman University with a degree in political science, he knew he wanted to be a police officer. It wasn’t until he started working on his Master of Arts in organizational leadership (M.A.O.L.) and graduated from Brandman University that he realized that there might be other career options in store. Now he has his own consulting business, Standards Training and Consulting, and works with a variety of companies on a security issues. In this Brandman Speaks: Career Talk podcast, Coughran talks about how his education benefited his career.

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Career Talk: Dr. Toni Bland, assistant sheriff, Orange County Sheriff’s Department

Assistant Sheriff Toni Bland

Assistant Sheriff Toni Bland

Toni Bland, Ed.D., is an assistant sheriff with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. She leads field operations and investigative services, including all street operations, investigations, the crime lab, the coroner’s office and emergency services. During her 27-year career in law enforcement, Bland continued to advance her education, including a bachelor’s degree, two master’s degree and a doctorate in organizational leadership. She was part of the first group of students to earn a doctorate from Brandman University. In this podcast, she talks about her law enforcement career path. For more about Bland and her education, read Learning to lead opens new paths for assistant sheriff [Read more…]

Career Talk: Herb Callahan of Golden State Foods

Herb Callahan

Herb Callahan

Herb Callahan is senior director, human resources, McDonald’s Distribution, for Golden State Foods. He also runs their in-house training program, GSF University, and is an MBA graduate of Brandman University and working to complete his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in organizational leadership. Here are his thoughts on his career. Podcasts are also available for download on iTunes. Read more about what he’s gained from the Ed.D. program here. [Read more…]

Career Talk: Marc Posner, director of Campus Communications at Cypress College

Marc Posner

Marc Posner is the director of Campus Communications at Cypress College.

Marc Posner had a more than 20 year gap between starting college and earning his degree at Brandman University last spring. Although he didn’t need a bachelor’s degree when he started as a journalist — he worked at the Anaheim Bulletin, the Daily Pilot and the Los Angeles Times community editions before switching to public relations — he knows that anyone seeking those jobs now would need one. With the help of his academic advisor, Rebecca Warner, and supportive faculty members, he completed his degree in 18 months. In this second Brandman Speaks: Career Talk podcast, Posner talks about why he went back to college, what he had to overcome, how it has helped shape his current role at Cypress College and his plans for the future.

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Career Talk podcasts debut with M.A.O.L. grad Essraa Nawar

Essraa Nawar with the Leatherby Libraries anniversary report.

Essraa Nawar

A new subseries of Brandman University  podcasts, Brandman Speaks: Career Talk, launches with Master of Arts in organizational leadership (M.A.O.L.) graduate Essraa Nawar talking about how she got her job as coordinator of development at Chapman University’s Leatherby Libraries, her longterm career goals and what she loves about working at an academic library. Those libraries also support the students at Brandman (Inside Brandman: Virtual library provides instant access).

Nawar grew up in Egypt and worked in a number of positions. Her M.A.O.L. degree helped her move up to her current job.

Also on this podcast, Katy Curameng, director Career Services, talks about the purpose of the podcast series. [Read more…]