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Aspire And Inquire

56 EpisodesProduced by Ben + JinWebsite

This podcast explores different career paths by leveraging experience itself. By speaking with successful individuals in diverse disciplines, we provide interesting, specific insights into a plethora of professional paths, so you don't have to spend years figuring out which avenue is best for you. W… read more

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#54 - Getting Paid For Our Data With Mike Audi

July 15th, 2021


Recorded live on Fireside, we spoke with TIKI’s CEO Mike Audi. We had such an interesting conversation about what the future looks like regarding the value of data, what TIKI is attempting to do by building in public, …

#53 - Real Estate Law With Jonathan Bloom

July 8th, 2021


Jonathan Bloom is an excellent lawyer with over 25 years of experience. He is a managing partner of Bloom & Freeling, his law firm located in Boca Raton, Florida. We speak about what attracted him to law in the …

#52 - Social Media and Communication With Fortune 10 Executive Scott Monty

July 1st, 2021


Scott was the former (and first) Head of Social Media and Communication at Ford Motor Company on top of many other interesting Healthcare-related …

#51- From Poker to Wine With Greg McBeth

May 27th, 2021


Recorded live via Fireside chat, Greg has a very interesting background as a poker player, business developer, startup advisor, CEO, and so much more! We speak about how poker has influenced his life and career, …

#50 - Insurance Tech and Leveraging LinkedIn Content With Awais Farooq

April 8th, 2021


To start off, use Vidyard to differentiate your intro messages with new connections on LinkedIn, that’s how Farooq connected with me! It instantly differentiated him in my mind. Awais has had such an incredible journey …

#49 - Investor Relations and Startup Studios with Konstantin Dubovitskiy

April 2nd, 2021


Recorded live on Fireside, Konstantin and I chatted about his journey from Russia to the US, along with his professional journey so far from a serial entrepreneur to investor relations, podcasting, startup studios, and …

#48 - Corporate Accounting to Mindful Career Coaching With Alicia Ramsdell

March 25th, 2021


Recorded live on Fireside, Alicia tells us about her transition from corporate accounting to starting her own career coaching practice! She took a …

#47 - Breaking Into Venture Capital With Matt Snow

March 18th, 2021


Created live in Fireside Chat, we spoke with Matt Snow about breaking into VC. This is no simple task right out of college, but Matt figured out how …

#46 - Communication and Introspection With Dr. Steve Mortenson

March 11th, 2021


Dr. Mortenson is a longtime communication professor at the University of Delaware. We speak all about communication and how mastering it is more about figuring out how to interact with ourselves and conducting constant …

#45 - Corporate Salesman Turned Attorney and Self-Defense With Charles and Tracy Vega

March 4th, 2021


Charles and Tracy Vega have been through a whirlwind. After a successful career in corporate sales, Charles decided he was going to leave to pursue …

#44 - Pediatrics and Rewarding Life Inc. With Dr. Melvin Rosh

February 25th, 2021


Dr. Rosh has a wide variety of experience in a few different realms. He’s a long-time Pediatrician, author, podcast host and Non-Profit Founder! Dr. Rosh has helped so many over the years through his extensive pediatric …

#43 - Day Trading and Alternative Networking With Simon Lerner

February 18th, 2021


Simon is a 20-year-old day trader who’s redefining networking and helping many people unearth alternative routes to education. Simon talks about his …

#42 - Psychiatry and Telemedicine with Dr. Jon Kole and Dr. Sarah Schmidhofer

February 11th, 2021


Jon and Sarah took different paths to becoming MDs, and they tell us all about it. Psychiatry isn’t a simple field as it involves much more than just …

#41 - Actuarial Sciences With Actuary Dominic Lee

February 4th, 2021


In this episode we dive deep into what an Actuary does. Dominic provides analogies, examples, and more to unearth what the day-to-day tasks may look like as an actuary. We talk about what it really takes to succeed and …

#40 - Event Planning and PR With Chereese Jervis-Hill

January 28th, 2021


One thing we’ve learned during this pandemic is that people need people. That’s exactly what Chereese and Events to Remember take advantage of! Chereese and I speak about being an event planner, the conjunction of event …

#39 - Startup Accelerators and Early-Stage Entrepreneurship With Brian Scordato

January 21st, 2021


If you’re a prospective entrepreneur or a someone who wants to learn about early stage accelerators, this episode is most definitely for you. Brian has experience starting and scaling companies including his current …

#38 - Hypnotherapy and Curing Stage 4 Brain Cancer With Craig Caliciotti

January 14th, 2021


Craig’s story is absolutely incredible. On top of his amazing story, his business is just as impressive. He uses hypnotherapy to help clients solve a …

#37 - Online Business Marketing With Mike Corso

January 7th, 2021


If you’re interested in venturing into the online marketing realm or at a higher level, marketing in general, this episode is most definitely for you. Mike and I speak about the his digital marketing agency (Roovio), as …

#36 - WoWs With Tim Murray

December 17th, 2020


Our first repeat guest, Tim Murray, is an author! We feature him on the show to have him speak about his new book, CEOs WoWs, or Words of Wisdom! If you haven’t checked out the previous episode to learn all about Tim’s …

#35 - Career Relaunch and the Upside of Chaos With Joseph Liu

December 10th, 2020


Joseph is a podcast host, certified career coach and so much more. He has a unique perspective that he’s used to cultivate a career consultancy, …

#34 - Real Estate Property Management With Vincent Schino

December 3rd, 2020


If you’re looking to be a real estate agent, own your own properties, or invest in real estate, this episode is most definitely for you. Vincent has …

#33 - DreamWorks Character Animation and Graphic Design With Andrew Tamandl

November 26th, 2020


In this episode, we dive into the realm of character animation. Andrew has an incredible amount of experience working on sets with some of the most …

#32 - Social Work and Empathy Balance With Hillary Bilek

November 19th, 2020


For anyone interested in the massive realm of social work, this episode is most definitely for you. We discuss what a MSW education looks like and all the varied areas you can go into with the broad education. We also …

#31 - College Entrepreneurship and Tackling Transportation With Keith Corso

November 12th, 2020


Keith is a student at Northeastern University. Not only is a student, he’s also the CEO and founder of BusRight. His company has received significant …

#30 - Construction to Non-Profit Foundation With Daniel Regan

November 5th, 2020


At 85 years old, Daniel Regan has done a multitude of good deeds. After a successful career in construction and development, his foundation, he …

#29 - Religion and Spirituality With Rabbi Jamie Gibson

October 29th, 2020


Rabbi Gibson has been a Rabbi for over 30 years. We uncover so much in this episode. We speak on the career as Rabbi, the impact of both the Pittsburgh shooting and COVID on community and religion, as well as free will. …

#28 - Purchasing and Corporate Retail With Heather Moore

October 22nd, 2020


Heather has worked at Macy's for the last 8 years! She's been able to take part in many different roles including working as a Brand Analyst, had …

#27 - Career Coaching and Professional Development With Peter Hill

October 15th, 2020


Peter Hill is a very accomplished Career Coach. We got the opportunity to speak with him about his experience as a career coach as well as his own professional path! It was fascinating to hear about how to advance in a …

#26 - Doctoral Versatility and True Meaning of Health With Dr. Pat Boulogne

September 10th, 2020


This episode covers a ton including Dr. Pat Boulogne’s new book, “Why are you so Sick, Fat, and Tired?” Dr. Boulogne is a certified functioning …

#25 - Google Software Engineering With Zach Bamberger

September 3rd, 2020


This episode is great for many to hear, but anyone who is or aspires to be a technical individual will very much enjoy this episode. We cover some interesting topics like the interview process at Google, a formal CS …

#24 - The Future of Finance and Software Disruption With Logan O’Malley

August 27th, 2020


This episode dives into the future of finance. We talk about the importance of math, science and coding for tomorrow’s success. Not only do we cover all this, but we made this episode a “playbook” model. We wanted to …

#23 - Gratitude and Pasta With Chris Schembra

August 20th, 2020


Chris’ story and his relentless work to find happiness and meaning for himself and others is truly inspiring. Living multiple lives in a short period …

#22 - Big 4 and the Art of Accounting With Joe Seibert

August 13th, 2020


If you’re an aspiring accountant or a young professional in the accounting realm, this episode is a must-listen! Joe has over 30 years experience at a big 4 accounting firm and he talks about it all with us on today’s …

#21 - University President and Higher Education With Jonathan Green

August 6th, 2020


A background in music gave Susquehanna University’s current President, Jonathan Green, a leg up in higher education for many reasons. Speaking with him about his rise to the presidency at Susquehanna and his career …

#20 - Architecture and Interior Design With Parisa Bazargani

July 30th, 2020


From growing up in London, to school in Florence to currently living on Melbourne, Parisa Bazargani has had the opportunity to live and work in …

#19 - Early Retirement and Financial Independence With Rachel Richards

July 23rd, 2020


Rachel Richards was able to retire at the young age of 28 years old. Not only is she no longer working unless she wants to, but she is living off of …

#18 - FBI and Larger Law Enforcement With Kathleen Canning-Mello

July 16th, 2020


With over 30 years experience working at the FBI, Kathleen Canning-Mello has a ton of experience in law enforcement. It was extremely hard to distill her entire career into a single hour! From talking about necessary …

#17 - Venture Capital and MBA Analysis With Andy Will

June 11th, 2020


Exploring the world of venture capital is quite interesting because there truly is no straightforward path. Many industries and career paths have the …

#16 - Concierge Medicine and Untraditional Methodology With Dr. Ken Redcross

June 4th, 2020


Not only is his name perfect for his profession, but his knowledge and success is incredible too! Dr. Redcross functions in the interesting cross-section of being a practitioner and a businessman. We didn’t get to speak …

#15 - Journalism and the Art of Skepticism With John Berman

May 28th, 2020


John has immense experience as a successful journalist! Not only has he covered some of the most important stories and met some of the most important …

#14 - Country Music Singing and Songwriting With Jessica Lynn

May 21st, 2020


Jessica was such an entertaining guest to have on. Not only can you find her at her website, but you can follow her along with …

#13 - Writing And Narrative Evolution With Katherine Paterson

May 14th, 2020


Have you ever wanted to learn about writing from an extremely successful author herself? Well this is your opportunity! Katherine tells us so much …

#12 - Corporate Execution and Mentoring Vs. Coach With Tim Murray

May 7th, 2020


If you want to hear from a C-Suite executive who’s been at the helm in a foreign country, this episode is most definitely for you! Having immense experience in corporate execution and pivoting during a time when safety …

#11 - Sports and Exercise Science With Keegan Falconar

April 30th, 2020


Sports and exercise science has a whole lot to it. Whether it’s talking about the certifications involved, how sports scientists interact with …

#10 - Opera Singing and Performing Arts With Lisette Oropesa

April 23rd, 2020


This episode is extremely wide-ranging. Not only did Lisette and I speak about performing arts and everything that goes into it, but we speak on social media, biases, and so much more! This episode was really fun to …

#9 - Financial Advising and Authenticity With Craig Meadows

April 16th, 2020


If you’ve ever wanted to learn about the world of financial advising, this episode is for you! Craig has over 30 years of experience and is …

#8 - Professorship and Business School Dean - Matthew Rousu

April 9th, 2020


If you’ve ever admired your professors and wanted to know how to get into their profession then this episode is for you! Matt talks about his journey to becoming a professor after being a research economist, and then …

#7 - Opportunity Costs and Valuing Hard Work With Serial Entrepreneur Enrico Palmerino

April 2nd, 2020


Enrico is a serial entrepreneur with an immense amount of experience and success. From published articles to distinguishing awards, Enrico is impressive by many means. Enrico knows the true value of hard work and …

#6 - SEO Marketing and Serial Dabbling With Ryan Van Valin

March 26th, 2020


Ryan breaks down the incredibly complex world of SEO marketing. Giving us a ton of insight about the present and future of SEO, he talks about his experience, and provides a massive amount of advice for younger …

#5 - Portfolio Management and Broader Finance With Brian Wimmer

March 19th, 2020


Wielding a MBA and CFA designation, Brian Wimmer has spent his entire career at Vanguard in a multitude of functional roles in multiple geographical …

#4 - Information Technology and User Experience with Charlie Steininger

March 12th, 2020


One of our youngest guests, Charlie Steininger is a young professional operating in the user experience/product design space. Coming from a family of small business owners, he has a unique perspective. Enjoy the episode …

#3 – Startup Recruiting and Relationship Creation With Brendan Rogers

March 5th, 2020


Entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes and from all different backgrounds. Brendan Rogers is similarly unique! Brendan is the co-founder of two …

#2 “Dilly Dilly” Digital Marketing and Ad Management With Pierce O’Hearn

February 27th, 2020


From agency ad management in New York to brand digital marketing in San Francisco, Pierce O’Hearn has done a ton in his young career. Getting the opportunity to participate in Bud Light’s “Dilly Dilly” campaign, Pierce …

#1 – Media and Business News With Kinsey Grant

February 20th, 2020


If you’ve ever considered a career in media, this episode is a must listen. Kinsey operates in the modernized media industry. She undertakes multiple …

Introductory Episode

February 13th, 2020


This episode serves as an introduction to Aspire And Inquire. Ben and Jin give listeners some insight into their individual backgrounds. They talk about how they met and connected. They discuss hopes and plans for this …

Aspire and Inquire Trailer

January 5th, 2020


This podcast will provide immense value in a variety of ways. We can’t wait to bring you content with guests of many different disciplines and career …

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