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November 8, 2023 38 mins

Welcome to the fourth episode of Four Old College Friends. We're old college friends, now in our 40s, getting together to talk about life.

In this episode, recorded on September 29, 2023, we talk about our career paths - from college to today.

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Show Notes:

00:40 How's the weather? Why has there been so much rain this September?

02:00 Lauren prefers sweat over rain

03:10 Cold showers and cold therapy

05:40 Snow days vs. virtual school days

07:10 Deanna was almost a weather girl!

08:00 We reflect back on our life paths - what did we study in college and what did we end up doing career wise?

08:40 Adrienne's path: from environmental engineering to consulting to software development

14:30 Jessica's path: from restaurant management to global sailor to producing reality TV. Dad's advice about studying restaurant management "It's like a business degree but more fun"

19:45 Lauren's path: from majoring in "general science" to pre-dentistry to pharmaceutical drug rep to physical therapy. Realized Pharma sales was more sales than pharma, 9/11 changed her path

28:00 Deanna's path: applied early decision to Ithica but visited Penn State senior year and fell in love with it (lucky us!), the rest was history, studied speech pathology and had a straightforward path to speech pathologist

33:00 The role of our mothers/parents in how we chose a path

36:00 The pivot!

37:05 Grateful to all be in a place where we love our jobs. We all ended up actually enjoying doing what we do

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