Junior Achievement of Oregon & SW Washington held a career speaker series during the spring this year, with hundreds of students joining the Lunch with Leaders program. Volunteer guest speakers brought inspiration to hundreds of students by sharing about their career, work, and education experience. The moderated discussions held via video conference helped students learn about what attitudes and characteristics it takes to succeed and about different career paths and leadership journeys. This week, the Money JAR is sharing an edited version of the interview with entrepreneur Ana Chaud, the founder of Garden Bar restaurant. Student interviewer Mia Kane asks about Ana's life and path to success. The full video of this interview, including a moderated Q&A session with students who attended the event, is available on www.jaorswwa.org.
Todd and Mindy spoke with an expert on the job search process—Mac Prichard. In addition to running a nonprofit communications advising firm, Mac also started the Pacific Northwest-specific job board Mac's List. In this interview, he shares some great tips for informational interviews and job searching. Our Money JAR hosts and Mac all share their first job experiences and how those jobs contributed to the careers they pursued later in life.
The school year is coming to a close and families are looking at an unprecedented summer as we navigate a global pandemic, cancelled summer camps, and limited summer plans. Todd and Mindy chat about the opportunities that parents have to encourage their kids to engage in different kinds of communication with friends and family over the summer while managing social distancing. We also share some educational resources from Junior Achievement, including our area's Lunch with Leaders program!