March 6th, 2014
Join us as we speak to young professionals who have jobs in creative industries.
Have you ever met someone with a really cool career and wondered, “How do I do that?” Today on The Money JAR, we attempt to answer those questions and more with two dynamic guests: Janet Hwu, Production Designer for Walt Disney Imagineering, and Dom Bianchi, Supervising Director for the Fox TV Animated Series Family Guy.
Hwu and Bianchi share with listeners the path they took to get to their current jobs, the ins and outs of their daily routine and what they like best about their chosen fields. They also share insights they’ve gleaned throughout their professional experiences and what students should know about pursuing a unique job. Listen in as our hosts pull back the curtain and get the inside scoop on these innovative careers.
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.
On today’s episode, we focus on integrating financial literacy education into the current school curriculum. Our guest, Gene Natali, is Senior Vice President of the Pittsburgh based investment company C.S. McKee and co-author of the award winning book The Missing Semester. The Missing Semester serves as call to action for the next generation, inspiring young people to learn about and take control of their personal finances. Natali shares with listeners his inspirations for the book and the incredible response it has received from the students who continue to benefit from it. He also shares personal insights as to why teaching kids about money is so crucial to their financial wellbeing, not only now but for the future. In this episode, Natali also discusses his exciting new partnership with Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania in pursuit of helping students develop individualized personal financial plans.
Gene Natali Jr. holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Allegheny College, and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. He is currently a level III candidate for accreditation as a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Join us for a special episode of The Money JAR this week as we talk to Junior Achievement alumna Amy Bonilla about becoming a leader. Host Todd Yuzuriha goes in-depth with this amazing story of how she overcame personal struggles early on to pursue her own successful path. Born in Honduras, Bonilla immigrated to the United States when she was only eight years old, supported by her single mother who had to work three jobs to support the family. She shares her personal story of how Junior Achievement came into her life, and how that experience has shaped her career path. Bonilla currently attends University of Central Florida where she is enrolled in the College of Business Administration as a double major in Finance and Entrepreneurship.
This week on The Money Jar, Todd and Evan speak with Bizinate founder Rudy DeFelice to discuss how an influx of cash at the holidays or birthdays can be a great learning opportunity. Rudy covers some new ideas for giving or receiving cash gifts around the holidays, such as alternatives to just spending and saving, determining what age kids can begin to understand their own economics, and a method used in his family called “the price of asking.” Finally, we hear the kids perspective on the topic with a new “Kids Two Cents.”
Rudy DeFelice was a corporate lawyer for years before he left to start Practice Technologies, Inc., a VC-backed software and internet information company based in Los Angeles. He left PTI after 9 years as CEO and founded Bizinate. He sits on several corporate boards and is an active investor and supporter of growing companies. He graduated from Harvard Business School and The University of Connecticut School of Law, and lives in Pacific Palisades, California, with his wife Wendy (an attorney and founder of a foundation that is building schools for destitute children) and their 3 kids.
On this week’s episode of The Money JAR , part one of a two-part series on entrepreneurship, hosts Todd and Evan speak with Stanford University entrepreneur Anshul Samar, founder of the chemistry card game Elementeo. Combining his passion for learning and playing board games, Samar began developing Elementeo at the age of 12, and has since grown it into a thriving business which has garnered national acclaim. Samar walks listeners through the idea’s conception and what lessons he’s learned as a young business owner, sharing advice for young people looking to start their own business.
Anshul Samar is Founder and CEO, of Alchemist Empire, Inc. At age 13, Samar launched the Elementeo Chemistry Card Game in an effort to make learning chemistry more fun for students. He is currently a sophomore at Stanford University and launched the new version of Elementeo last year. You can view the game and buy it here.
Work readiness is a core tenant of Junior Achievement’s work and is fundamental to the future success of young people. On this episode of the Money JAR, we focus on internships, which are a great means by which young people can gain work readiness skills and learn more about themselves and their interests. Todd and Evan chat with Harriette Cole, life stylist, best-selling author and contributor to NBC’s Today Show. Harriette started her career as an intern and currently hires interns in her own business (Harriette Cole Media). She reflects on her first internship, then discusses what young people should expect during an internship interview and why she thinks internships are so important to starting one’s career path.
Harriette Cole is a life stylist, best-selling author, and nationally syndicated advice columnist of Sense & Sensitivity. Cole is also a contributor to NBC’s Today Show. Cole has offered media training, leadership training, and etiquette training classes for more than 20 years. She has served as lifestyle editor and fashion director of Essence magazine, founding editorial director of Uptown, editor of American Legacy Woman, and creative director and editor-in-chief of Ebony magazine. Cole recently launched a line of hand-crocheted accessories, 108 Stitches Harriette Cole Collection. She recently penned a new book as well, 108 Stitches: Words We Live By.
We all have to buy food. Whether it’s from the supermarket, the farmers market, or from a restaurant, facing the cost of food is a daily challenge for many. This week on The Money JAR, our hosts speak with popular food bloggers Mary Anne Rittenhouse and Beth Moncel as they focus on recipes, tips and tricks to helping young adults and families get a handle on their household food budget.
For the past 20+ years, Mary Anne Rittenhouse has worked as a professional caterer dishing up everything from haute cuisine to comfort food using a blend of original recipes and re-worked family favorites, courtesy of her mom and “nana.” See more at: feastonthecheap.net