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Career Conversations with Kelly

The Career Conversations with Kelly podcast provides an exclusive look into the lives and careers of professionals at the top of their fields. Focusing on the challenges and triumphs that have led each guest to their current position, the series provides a more personalized guide to navigating today’s working world.

Join Associate Director for Graduate Career Services Kelly Deily and special guests as they explore what makes a successful career.

Drexel LeBow Alumni Spotlight Series: Priyanka Deosthali, MBA ’19

Kelly Deily speaks with Priyanka Deosthali, MBA ’19, senior product manager at Oracle. Deosthali discusses her experience as an international student and more.


Drexel LeBow Alumni Spotlight Series: Christopher Stroup, MBA ‘19

Episode 21

Kelly Deily speaks with Christopher Stroup ’19, lead wealth advisor at Abacus Wealth Partners.


Drexel LeBow Alumni Spotlight Series: Arjun Arora, MS ’18

Episode 20

Kelly Deily speaks with Arjun Arora, MS ’18, customer facing data scientist at DataRobot.


Drexel LeBow Alumni Spotlight Series: Anastasia Jones, MBA ’20

Episode 19

Kelly Deily speaks with Anastasia Jones, MBA ’20, project manager at Bank of America. Jones discusses the many steps she took to secure a prestigious internship and, ultimately, a full-time role at Bank of America. She also shares a networking success story and her advice for students and new graduates.


The Happiest Place on Earth: A Conversation with One of Disney’s Top Leaders

Kelly Deily speaks with Rebecca Campbell, chairman of international operations & direct-to-consumer for Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ in the United States.


How an International Student Landed Her Dream Job During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Kelly Deily speaks with Himani Garg ’20, data engineer at Amazon. Himani shares her experience as an international student at Drexel.


Entrepreneurship: Successes, Challenges and Using Failure to Your Advantage

Kelly Deily speaks with Mark McAdoo, Founder & CEO of SourcEdge Solutions and Drexel Alum.


Mission-Driven Leadership: Having the Courage and Resilience to Pivot when Necessary

Episode 15

Kelly Deily speaks with Deborah Diamond, PhD, director of Campus+City Consulting at U3 Advisors, co-founder of Young Smart and Local, and former president of Campus Philly.


Awkward Networking Stories Part Two: Networking During a Pandemic & Resources for Those Who Have Been Furloughed

Episode 14

Kelly Deily is joined for the second time by Sean Hand, Director of Business Development at KPMG, host of the Awkward Networker podcast and new author, about best practices for networking during a pandemic, his establishment of The Furlough Network, as well as his recipe for building confidence and putting his tips into practice. You can now purchase Sean’s book on Amazon: “That Was Awkward: 7 Secrets of an Awkward Networker.”


Advice and Advocacy for Women of Color Interested in STEM Careers

Episode 13

Kelly Deily speaks with Angela Harris, operations program manager at Microsoft and Drexel Dragon, about her personal struggles and success with climbing the corporate ladder.


Why Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are Crucial Within Business and Beyond

Episode 12

Kelly Deily talks with Erica Patterson, PhD, director of contracts management and supplier diversity at Philadelphia Gas Works, about the importance of supplier diversity and Erica’s personal story.


The Art of Being Curious and Making Meaningful Connections

Episode 11

Kelly Deily talks with Shannon Geddes, university relations partner at QVC, about how to make your resume stand out, what gives students that “Wow” factor, and the value that introverts bring to a networking conversation.


Using Adversity as Fuel for Success: A Young Woman’s Journey into Leadership

Episode 10

Kelly Deily talks with Shefali Karani, an executive leader, author, and two-time Drexel Alumna about personal struggles, bullying, the importance of never giving up, and navigating a leadership role as a young woman.


Swinging for the Fences: Tips to Maximize One's Entrepreneurial Success

Episode 9

Kelly Deily talks with Skyler Logsdon, head of sales & strategic partnerships at Tatari, LinkedIn author, and Drexel alum, about his journey of entrepreneurship, the art of embracing failure, and why we should all talk to strangers.


A Global Perspective: Navigating the US Job Market as an International Student

Episode 8

Neha discusses her experience as an international student learning what it takes to be successful.


From Account Executive to President: Proof that Having Grit and a Positive Attitude Pays Off

Episode 7

Kelly Deily talks with DJ Paoni, President of SAP North America, about what inspired him throughout his career and why getting outside of your comfort zone is crucial for success.


Finding the Entrepreneur in All of Us

Episode 6

Kelly Deily talks with Dean Donna De Carolis, founding Dean of the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship about why there is an entrepreneur in all of us.


Awkward Networking Stories and Tips for Boosting your Confidence

Episode 5

Kelly Deily talks with Sean Hand, Account Relationship Director at KPMG and Host of the Awkward Networker podcast, about awkward networking experiences and tips to boost your confidence.


Real-Estate and Analytics: One Woman’s Journey of Becoming an Entrepreneur

Episode 4

Kelly Deily talks with Stacey Mosley, founder and chief executive officer of StepWise Analytics, about real-estate analytics and her journey in becoming an entrepreneur.

Music by Ikson


Strategies for Distinction and the Value of Being a Great Communicator

Episode 3

Kelly Deily talks with Matt Cabrey, executive director of Select Greater Philadelphia and host of the Growing Greater Philadelphia podcast.


The Future of Business Analytics

Episode 2

Kelly Deily talks with Patrick Callahan, Founder of CompassRed and Drexel Alum, about failure, the future of analytics, and internship opportunities with his company.


A conversation with SAP Consultant Rich Blumberg

Episode 1

Kelly Deily talks with Rich Blumberg, consultant with SAP, Drexel alum, and president of World Sales Solutions, about the importance of networking, the importance of being prepared for an interview, and the good that resulted from a layoff. Music by Ikson.