SIWIKE “Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier”: the podcast

SIWIKE “Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier”: the podcast - what you didn’t know you needed to know about jobs, careers and life

About the show

A companion to the book: SIWIKE “Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier”: how to unlock your career potential

Hosted by Luki Danukarjanto

Sharing insights and learning about jobs (search, resumes, interviews, networking), careers (purpose, promotions, wealth) and life (fulfillment, health, wisdom)

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  • MENTOR CORNER: DJ-001 Dan Johnston Intro and SIWIKE

    April 1st, 2021  |  51 mins 42 secs
    computer science, gemology, retail, sales, siwike, writing

    Dan is an aspiring writer, and currently an IT infrastructure support analyst. He shares his path from retail, gemology, computer science to English literature and now a career in copy writing and QA.

  • MENTOR CORNER: MEP-001 Mintikah English-Palmer Intro and SIWIKE

    March 30th, 2021  |  26 mins 4 secs
    health, media studies, self-love, shy, siwike, youtube

    Mintikah (Minti) is a senior motivator at Good Life and an aspiring YouTuber.

  • MENTOR CORNER: EK-002 Ellie Kubisz What else can I do with a biology degree

    March 23rd, 2021  |  33 mins 6 secs
    academia, biology, career path, industry, med-school, pharmaceutical, research, siwike

    Ellie and I chat about what else you can do with a biology degree. The typical options for a biology degree would be to

    1. go to med-school
    2. do research in academia and become a professor We learn how she found out about industry and other potential areas of interest.. We also get some networking tips on how to connect with.
  • MENTOR CORNER: SC-001 - Sherina Cassiere Intro and SIWIKE

    March 19th, 2021  |  37 mins 48 secs
    education, learning, siwike, teaching

    Sherina is a sociology and philosophy grad that continued on to teacher's college from York University who is now working as a teacher with North York Women's shelter.
    She shares her journey and SIWIKE

  • MENTOR CORNER: NZ-002 Nora Zayed New Grad and Coop Recruiting programs

    March 17th, 2021  |  33 mins 8 secs
    best practices, coop, hiring, internship, networking, new grad, recruiting, resume, siwike, strategies, tips

    Nora and I chat about hiring for coop/internship and new grad programs.
    We walk through some of the timings and considerations for coop and new grad programs, as well as the types and number of interviews.
    We chat some of the resume debates (1 or 2 page, summary of objectives, fonts, etc), plus get into some of what else you can do to help your resume stand out.

  • MENTOR CORNER: HS-001 Hammad Siddiqui Intro and SIWIKE

    March 17th, 2021  |  44 mins 13 secs
    communication, international trade, listening, not-for-profit, siwike

    Hammad is a LinkedIn coach with a background in international trade and and experience in the NGO space. He started as an inquisitive kid that was able to connect with folks and build meaningful connections.
    He shares some thoughts on listening and communication.

  • MENTOR CORNER: DS-001 Dominic Stephenson Intro and SIWIKE

    March 16th, 2021  |  40 mins 12 secs
    art, creativity, doctor, healthcare, physician, product management, professional artist, siwike

    Dominic is a health-tech customer success practitioner, aspiring product manager and professional artist

  • MENTOR CORNER: TU-001 Tiffany Uman Intro and SIWIKE

    March 15th, 2021  |  46 mins 19 secs
    career strategy, coach, marketing, siwike

    Tiffany is a career strategy coach who previous worked as a group marketing manager at L’Oreal Canada.
    We chat about her journey struggling in school early on, then later on having it become a strength. She shares how she got into marketing and landed her dream job after graduating. She shares some of here SIWIKE.

  • MENTOR CORNER: MD-003 Marisa Duncan What does Success Mean

    March 12th, 2021  |  23 mins 54 secs
    career, fulfillment, job, money, purpose, siwike, success, title

    Marisa and I speak about success. What does success mean. Where did our ideas of success come from. How have they changed. And what might we have done differently.

  • YOUTH CORNER: RM-005 Revant Malani 005 Online Learning

    March 11th, 2021  |  27 mins 57 secs
    covid, online learning, siwike, student, university

    Revant and I discuss learning in an online environment. He shares his experience and he provides some of the challenges and what has helped him over come them.

  • MENTOR CORNER: AC-001 Angela Chung Intro and SIWIKE

    March 10th, 2021  |  45 mins 58 secs
    confidence, siwike, slp, speech language pathologist

    Angela Chung is a speech language pathologist (SLP) and entrepreneur who is looking to help others grow in their communication through her startup Speak Fluent

  • MENTOR CORNER: EC-005 Eram Chhogala Nursing School

    March 4th, 2021  |  51 mins 37 secs
    career path, nursing, nursing school, siwike

    In this episode we walk through Eram's experience in nursing school. Her somewhat roundabout journey to nursing that she wouldn't change.
    We chat about not focusing on "timelines" and "timestamps" of when you're "supposed" to do things. She shares some of the hardships along the way and of course, some of the learnings and SIWIKE she had along the way

  • YOUTH CORNER: RM-004 Revant Malani 004 Finding Internships and work experience

    March 4th, 2021  |  16 mins 38 secs
    first term, siwike, student, university

    Revant and I speak about First Term at university. We speak about studying, connecting with and making friends, as well as some of his SIWIKE!

  • MENTOR CORNER: GZ-002 Ghazala Zaidi - Journey to Canada

    March 2nd, 2021  |  22 mins 1 sec
    agencies, india, journey to canada, quarantine, siwike, travel

    Ghazala and I chat about her journey to Canada. She shares some of the decisions to ultimately choose to land in Toronto, Canada. As well as some of the experiences and SIWIKE she had along the way. From not knowing when she could travel due to all of the the restrictions, to a 14-day quarantine period, to the job search.

  • MENTOR CORNER: EK-001 Ellie Kubisz Intro and SIWIKE

    February 25th, 2021  |  28 mins 40 secs
    biology, doctor/nurse, industry, other opportunities, pharmaceutical, researcher/professor, siwike

    Ellie is is a Regulatory Affairs Associate at GSK who is completing her Masters in Biotechnology at University of Toronto Mississauga

  • YOUTH CORNER: RM-003 Revant Malani 003 Frosh

    February 25th, 2021  |  6 mins 2 secs
    frosh, siwike, student, university

    Revant and I chat about his experiences during his first days start school. We pick up after frosh and speak about classes, and settling in.