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Pathways: A Career Podcast from the Idaho State University Career Center
Second Wednesday of Every Month at 7:30pm

On Pathways, Career Center Advisor Mark Beaver and Career Center Associate Director Emily Jahsman sit down for conversations with individuals about their profession and path they took to find themselves here. Informative, entertaining, and inspiring, Pathways is a great listen for the college student just beginning the career process, the mid-career professional considering a change, or those about to retire reflecting on their own journey. For guidance on your own journey, visit the ISU Career Center website at:

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  • On today’s episode, Emily Jahsman interviews Keith Weber, Director and Founder of the GIS Training and Research Center at Idaho State University. Keith takes us on a journey through his career, including how he was first introduced to geographic information systems (GIS) and how his natural inquisitiveness led him to a fulfilling career in building “information” through GIS.
  • On today’s episode, Emily Jahsman interviews Dr. Kristin Stewart Yates, Staff Counselor at Idaho State University’s Counseling and Testing Services. Kristen talks to us about how she followed her heart and ended up in a career that she loves and enjoys helping people through counseling, teaching and mindful self-compassion.
  • On the latest episode of Pathways, Emily Jahsman interviews Amber Greening, Career and Experiential Opportunity Coordinator at Idaho State University’s Career Center. Amber takes us on a journey through her career path, one that spans North America and multiple disciplines. Please, join us on that journey and learn how Amber molded experiences into a satisfying job in a place she loves.
  • On the latest episode of Pathways, Emily Jahsman interviews Dr. David Lawrimore, associate professor of English at Idaho State University. Dr. Lawrimore describes his path through academia and what it takes to become a professor in the arts. Join us for sage advice and a look into what research in the English field looks like.
  • Todd Johnson is the Director of the Veterans Student Services Center at Idaho State University. Todd had a goal from a very young age, and he achieved that goal at a fairly young age. After that he really just followed his interests and took advantage of opportunities that arose. Along the way he found work he was passionate about, and eventually found a career that integrated those newly found interests with his original goals as a young man.
  • Peter Pruett is the Director of Zoo Idaho in Pocatello. Peter knew he wanted to work with animals. However, he was never afraid to take the risk of tackling new responsibilities and adapting to the demands along the way. Now, he is in charge of a whole lot more than just a few animals.
  • Karina Rorris is the Director of Disability Services at Idaho State University. Karina definitely did not have the typical pathway through her education and career. However, she was lucky enough to realize her strengths early on and leaned into those every step along the way, which has ultimately led to a position of leadership at Idaho State University.
  • Dr. Paul Bodily is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Idaho State University. Paul is involved in some fascinating research, but he also makes sure he saves space to find balance in his life for his passions and values. Likewise, Paul wasn’t afraid to make a big leap over half-way through his undergraduate degree. A leap that led to the type of life he loves.
  • Dr. Michael Stubbs is a Senior Lecturer in English at Idaho State University. Michael has known for quite some time that he wanted to become a writer. How to get there was another question. Through exploration of his own interests, and studying what he loves, he has been able to find a career that allows him to incorporate all these aspects effectively into his life.
  • Guillermo Raya is the Director for TRiO Talent Search at ISU. Guillermo is doing a job that he loves, and he’s the perfect person for the position. However, his beginnings were much less defined as he didn’t even consider college until part way through his senior year of high school. Since then he’s been constantly finding ways to grow, develop, and move around in his professional life. For more information about your career path, visit