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The Hey U podcast features interviews with employers, leaders, students, and alumni to get the inside scoop on all things career related! — everything from landing a job to navigating your career path. Learn how to turn mistakes into successes, negotiate your first salary, and much more! Made by students, for students, new podcasts are released each month — so sit down, grab a cup of coffee, and tune in for quick, helpful tips from the experts (and us, too). This is Hey U!

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  • Welcome to another episode of Hey U! Hey U team members Rohan and Diego kick off our Step Up Intern series, partnering with the Step Up Internship Program at U Career Success. Our guest Camryn Coffey talks about her internship with the Sandy Police department and the insights she gained from it.

    The Step Up internship program provides U of U undergraduate students who have preexisting unpaid internships with compensation for time with their host organization to allow them to focus on the internship and the learning and growth that can come from it!

    To learn more about the Step Up Internship program and deadlines for applications, visit Careers.Utah.edu. Applications for the fall semester of this program open up July 1st, 2024.  

  • Welcome to another episode of Hey U! Hey U team member Diego sits down with Hey U podcast team members: Kyleigh, Riley, and Salma and Career Coaches Jon and Giovanna. Jon Davis and Giovanna Percontino interviews our seniors to learn more about this experiences and insights from their time here at the U.

  • On today's episode, our host, Diego sits down with Hey U Producer and Team manager Hannah Bowen, the Inspire Podcast host Cameron Vakilian, and Inspire Podcast Intern Callie Sheneman to discuss our Fashion and Awards Show highlighting our U Career Success Career Closet. (Diego, Cameron, and Callie will also be modeling exciting professional looks during our runway show, April 17th, 2024, in SFEBB Child Hall from 5-7 PM)

    Having confidence in yourself is the key to being successful when it comes to professional opportunities, and we hope to spread awareness of what the career closet offers students across campus who need access to clothing for whatever the opportunity may be! 

    Join us for our inaugural fashion show, we'd love to see you there!  

    For donation opportunities, please reach out to Hannah Bowen at hannah.bowen@eccles.utah.edu

  • Welcome to another episode of Hey U! Hey U team member Diego sat down with Jennifer Robinson, Chief of Staff at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. Jennifer spoke on the Gardner Policy Institute’s Informed Decision Maker of the Year award and highlighted the 5 nominees who have impacted our state for the better!

    To learn more about the experiences that the Gardner Policy Institute and the Bennion Center click the following links:



  • Welcome to another episode of Hey U! Hey U team members Diego and Val sit down with Utah Red Rock gymnast Abby Paulson to discuss her experiences with branding as a student athlete. She gives valuable insights into what influences her brand and how students and student athletes alike can craft their own unique brand!

  • Whether you’re scrolling through social media, watching TV or driving in your car, it is almost guaranteed that you will be faced with an advertisement. Some are interesting and thought-provoking, while others are... not so great. Think you have what it takes to make them better? Tune in!  

    Today on Hey U, the team sits down with advertising professional and University of Utah professor, Jordan Howe, to get a crash course on all things ads, agency life, and what a it takes to break into this industry as an undergrad. Designers, copywriters, storytellers, digital marketers, aspiring account managers (etc.) - this episode is for U

    Check out his agency, Arcade at: https://www.arcadepartners.io/ 

    Connect with him on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordan-howe-3936343

  • Welcome to another edition of our “Intern Insights" segment on Hey U! Hey U team member Diego sits down with University Ambassador and PRSSA Chapter Secretary, Amanda Vaskovich to discuss her involvement on campus. She gives insight into how she was able to gain valuable experience outside of the workplace and how that has helped reach her career goals!

  • In this episode of Hey U, the team sits down with U Career Success Directors, Carmen Gold Johnson and Suzy Shurtliff, to chat about their experience with career fairs. They share valuable tips and insights on how students should maximize their time at career fairs. Carmen and Suzy cover topics like elevator pitches, tips for introverts, and what to do after a career fair. We also invite you to join us for Career Fest, two exciting weeks of career events designed to help you explore career options, hone your job search skills, build a network, and land that dream job or internship.

  • Welcome to another edition of our “Intern Insights" segment on Hey U! Hey U team members Diego and Val sit down with fellow interns Braden Reed and Brittany Luu to discuss our resolutions for 2024. We then dive deep into the strategies and tips that have helped us stick to our goals!

  • Welcome to another edition of our “Intern Insights,” segment on Hey U! In this episode we interview three soon-to-be graduating upperclassmen on our team, Athena, Riley, and Kyleigh. They give advice to underclassmen about career and academic related topics they have learned throughout their experience at the University of Utah.

  • In part two of our Focus on Finance series, the team sits down with financial industry professionals, Jennifer Swindler and Brennon Bowen, to hear their advice on how students can develop personal finance skills. Leveraging their extensive experience, they share actionable tips and strategies to develop sound financial habits that help you achieve financial stability. For more insights into launching a career in finance, don't miss part one of this two-part series.

  • In this episode of Hey U, the team sits down with financial industry professionals, Jennifer Swindler and Brennon Bowen, to chat about their experience in the finance world. They share how their journey's have progressed in the industry so far, what a career in finance looks like, and how networking can make a difference when taking the next step on your path. This will be part one of our two part Finance series. Stay tuned for next week's episode, where Jen and Brennon discuss everything personal finance. Connect with Jen and/or Brennon here!

  • Happy Halloween! Hey U team members Athena, Riley, and Kyleigh sit down for a special new segment called "Intern Insights", where you get to hear the unique perspectives of the students themselves. In this episode, we share spooky work-related stories, as well as a discussion on Halloween candy.

  • 10/30/2023 - 8:40

    We know that each student’s experience here at the U is unique, and you might need some support in creating success during your time here at school. Whether you’re looking for ways to balance your busy schedule, manage your assignments or overcome a personal conflict, we understand the impact made by asking for guidance. Luckily, there are Student Success Coaches on campus who can serve as the helping hand you may be looking for. The Hey U team chats with Student Success Coach April Ollivier to learn more about what their team does and how they help ensure student success. Joining her is Jasmine Kim, a student who shares her positive experience with her coach. To book an appointment with a Student Success Coach, visit https://ssc.utah.edu/.

  • 10/24/2023 - 10:58

    This week on Hey U, the team sits down with Katie-Abby Hoffman and Diana Woodbury to help debut “U Career Success”. This episode gives an inside scoop on President Taylor Randall’s “Presidential Initiative”, a merger between Business Career Services and Central Career Services, who’s goal is to grant access to career readiness resources to majors across the University of Utah campus. To participate in U Career Success’ grand opening event on campus, join us in Garff 1300 on Wednesday, October 25th from 9am - 6pm!
  • 10/10/2023 - 18:03

    Former Utah Ute and NFL Football Player turned University of Utah Career Coach Robert “Rojo” Johnson sits down with the Hey U Team to share what he has learned from his time as a student athlete, pro-football player, and full-time working professional. He provides advice on balancing athletics with academics and careers, how to leverage sports connections in the professional world, and more. Student athletes, as well as any general students, can benefit from hearing what Rojo has to say. As a Career Coach for first and second year students, Rojo is available to help you on your career journey today!
  • 5/1/2023 - 28:11

    In this episode of Hey U, professional marketer, Amy Frampton, shares with the team her experiences of moving through the ranks in her career. From starting out in the US House of Representatives to marketing at Microsoft and eventually climbing all the way to a role as a Chief Marketing Officer at No Fraud, we discover what she has learned throughout her journey in the marketing world. Amy explains why moving laterally through jobs, as opposed to a traditional upward trajectory, brings many opportunities that will teach you invaluable lessons and make you a more well-rounded worker, as well as the significance of making an impact wherever you land. Other topics touched on include work-life balance, ChatGPT, and advice all aspiring marketers should hear!
  • 3/29/2023 - 8:35

    The Hey U team sits down with Kyleigh Cassidy and Joe Ahee, two Peer Coaches at Business Career Services. They discuss what a Peer Coach is and why they are beneficial to meet with as a student just starting out on their career journey.
  • 3/1/2023 - 19:19

    Join the Hey U team in this week’s episode as they sit down with Rebecca Gardiner and Laura Herring, two Career Coaches from Business Career Services. Learn more about what a Career Coach really is, what they can help with, and why you should book your appointment today!
  • 2/14/2023 - 16:03

    Love is in the air! It’s Valentine’s Day, so on this week’s episode of Hey U, the team will be discussing the similarities between finding your dream partner and your dream job. We also share some red and green flags to look out for while searching for your next job or internship. If you are looking to find a company to work for that will be a good match for you, be sure to attend the Doers Hired: Skills Match event on Feb. 16 at Child Hall inside of the SFEBB.
  • 1/11/2023 - 21:09

    Happy New Year! We are starting 2023 right with a new episode of Hey U. Today the team sits down to discuss their New Year’s Resolutions, how those changes will help with their careers, and some 2023 predictions. Do you have any goals or predictions you want to share with us? Send them our way @ecclescareers on Instagram.
  • 11/30/2022 - 14:28

    In this episode, the Hey U team sits down with Dean Lyons, founder and CEO of “Brite Nites”, a Utah based company that has provided exterior Christmas light displays for homes and commercial businesses for over 20 years. He talks to us about his entrepreneurship journey, as well as tips and best practices for young college students looking to start their own business. If you’re looking to brighten up your Christmas display this holiday season or want to learn more about the company, check out Brite Nites.
  • 11/16/2022 - 19:07

    In this Thanksgiving special, Hey U team members Athena, Canyon, Degoal and Riley sit down to share their thoughts on how a gratitude-centered mindset can help students navigate both their career and educational journey. Finally, before signing off for the holiday break, the team ends the episode off with a fun, food-inspired twist! If you’re interested in hearing more from our student staff at Hey U, or are interested in sharing your thoughts on this week’s episode, feel free to reach out to us on Instagram @ecclescareers.
  • 11/2/2022 - 13:25

    Age is just a number, but according to this week’s guest Jackson Rollo, President of Rollo Insurance Group and host of the One and Done Podcast, it could be the most advantageous piece of your resume. He emphasizes the importance of networking, internships, mentors and using your youthful, competitive drive as an upper hand when looking to land a job or advancing in your field. If you’re looking to learn more about opportunities with Rollo Insurance, the One and Done Podcast, or to chat with Jackson personally, he is open to connect on LinkedIn.
  • 10/19/2022 - 12:54

    In part II of our Operations and Supply Chain (OSC) series, we hear from Scott Larson and Brian Nichols. They share over 20 years of individual experience with Maverick, a growing convenience store brand in the U.S. These experts share insights on roles within operations management, the major challenges OSC professionals face today, and how forced innovation has transformed how Maverick functions.
  • 10/5/2022 - 10:23

    The HeyU team sits down with Professor John Dallimore to kick off our Operations & Supply Chain (OSC) series. He walks us through his eclectic career journey, which includes teaching at the University of Utah as an OSC Professor and building rockets at Northrup Grumman. Hear about the versatility of an OSC degree and where the industry is headed.
Hey U International Student Edition

The international edition of the Hey U podcast features guests from inside the Eccles school, international alums, immigration attorneys, and more! You will find useful insight for navigating the international student experience as you pursue a successful career. Check out our currently published episodes to see what resources you can utilize during your time at The University of Utah.

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