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#41: How Do I Learn More About THAT Job?

Have you ever wondered what it’s really like to be a Crime Scene Investigator or a Level 3 Neonatal Nurse? This week on The Money JAR we explore a new resource dedicated to helping students learn more about their ideal career.  In this episode, our hosts interview Jared Chung, founder of CareerVillage.org, an online platform where students ask questions about any career  or industry of their choice. Through the site’s extensive network of volunteer professionals, students’ questions are then answered by real experts in their field of interest. This innovative new tool allows young people to learn the “real deal” about working in a specific industry by tapping directly into the insights of professionals who have firsthand experience in those fields. Chung shares with listeners his motivation for creating the site, and explains why it’s important for young people to be better informed, at an earlier age, about their careers of interest.

 

Jared Chung is a founder and Chief Village Elder at CareerVillage. Jared is the Executive Producer of TEDxCambridge and was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Co. before forming CareerVillage. He holds a B.S. in Finance from NYU Stern, where he first began working with education organizations on a pro-bono basis. When he isn’t evangelizing for CareerVillage, he’s usually writing code or cooking up something tasty in the kitchen.

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Todd Yuzuriha and Evan Wilson

Evan is married with two young children and lives in Portland, OR. He's a Partner and the CFO of The Official Manufacturing Company, a strategy, branding and design agency. He's also on the board or a strategic advisor of a few young companies. Previously, he was a Partner at Pacific Crest, a top technology boutique investment bank, which was acquired by Key Bank in 2014. He led the firm’s coverage of the Internet, social media and games, was frequently named to Institutional Investor‘s All-American Research Team and was regularly featured on CNBC and in The New York Times & The Wall Street Journal. Evan graduated from Linfield College, where he played basketball, studied finance and computer science and was an Academic All-American.

Todd is passionate about personal finance and began investing at age 12. He retired as Vice President of Engi-neering for Logitech, where he led product development of the company's audio and video game products. Previously he was Senior Vice President of Engineering for Labtec, Senior Director at Sharp Microelectronics, and Engineering Manager at Tektronix. Todd has a bachelor's degree in engineering from Stanford, a master's degree in engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the University of Portland. Todd is married and has 3 children. He serves on the boards of Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver, Washington and the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District and plays trumpet.