Welcome to the Nexus Podcast
We’re bringing clarity to chaos with Nexus – the 15-minute unscripted conversation that pushes you to reflect on your values, interests and career goals. Sit down with your host, Keira as she chats with fellow career coaches and friends of the C3 for interesting conversations about the career journey.
Meet Your Host Keira!
My name is Keria Simmonds, I am the Senior Assistant Director for Campus Engagement at the UF Career Connections Center. I am a certified Career Coach with over 10 years of workforce development and career services experience. One thing I have learned from being a Career Coach is that you can gain so much from reflection and listening to others. Our goal for Nexus is to help others start meaningful conversations around career, learn from the experience of others, and confidently take the next steps in your career journey.
Episode sixteen: Taking Risks
Keira and her guest explore what it means to take risks in a career. Does it involve quitting your job, moving to another apartment, or adjusting your goals? Press play to find out!
Episode fifteen: Becoming Confident
In this episode, Keira asks her guests, Alex and Charlie, if confidence is contagious. Press play to hear a discussion about being humble in the workplace and appearing confident during interviews.
Episode fourteen: Appreciating Community
How do you build community in your career? In this new episode of Nexus, Keira and her guests discuss how they’ve created and maintained their communities throughout their career development.
Episode thirteen: Career Identities
Knowing how to connect with people based on your different identities is important. In this new episode of Nexus, Keira and her guests discuss the impact that their different identities have had on their jobs.
In this episode, Keira and her C3 guests explore the tools and steps necessary to build a career. Join the conversation to learn how to structurally build your career, secure your job, and maintain meaningful relationships throughout your professional life.
Finding a work-life balance is difficult. Keira and her guests unpack the resources available to you through your employer, the importance of mentorship, and how to self-assess your own well being.
Join Keira in this new episode Nexus as she welcomes the first student guest, Robyn Clarke, a Disability Ambassador for the UF Disability Resource Center. Robyn and Keira discuss inclusive practices at UF and in the workplace while they continue to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act.
Episode nine: Discussing Barriers
Join Keira in the first episode of the second season of Nexus as she celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act. She and her guest discuss the different barriers that people with disabilities face in the workplace and the importance of having inclusive conversations between coworkers.
Episode Eight: Unplanned Experiences
In episode four, Keira invites three employers to join the discussion about career journey transitions. Find out what word was picked from the glass bowl, and how it shaped their unscripted 15-minute conversation.
Episode Seven: Navigating Relationships Part 2
Tune in to episode seven to hear what Keira and her guests have to say during part 2 of their 15-minute unscripted conversation about relationships.
Episode Six: Navigating Relationships
Nexus is back, tune in to episode six to hear what Keira and her guests have to say during their 15-minute unscripted conversation.
Episode Five: Appreciating Time
In episode five Keira is back at the table with her fellow Career Connections Center staff for a discussion about time. Find out what word was picked from the glass bowl, and how it shaped their unscripted 15-minute conversation.
Episode Four: Considering Transitions
“I had $300 in my bank account and I just kept getting turned down as an applicant…how am I going to pay rent? But now, it’s part of the story…it’s easy for me to say…it’s allowed for me to have empathy, and it’s okay to feel very raw in the moment..” What word was picked from the glass bowl on this week’s episode to have this kind of conversation? Tune in to find out!
Episode Three: Discovering Meaning
It’s a new episode of Nexus, with a fresh batch of words to pull from. Join Keira and her guests in their unscripted 15-minute conversation that has them talking about word that describes discovering meaning.
Episode Two: Navigating Challenges
What word will Keira’s group pull today? It’s a word that center’s around navigating challenges. Listen in on their unscripted 15-minute conversation that challenges them to reflect on their values, interests, and career goals.
Episode One: Pulling from the Glass Bowl
Join us for our inaugural episode as host Keira introduces the glass bowl concept to her guest co-hosts. They’re having an unscripted 15-minute conversation that challenges them to reflect on their values, interests, and career goals.