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Hey, InterVarsity alumni! This is After IV, your podcast for navigating life after graduation. This is both an exciting and potentially tricky transition you’re making and you might feel a little unsure about the coming weeks and months. We’re here to provide you with expert advice, practical skills, and plenty of encouragement as you learn how to keep saying "Yes!" to Jesus in your new context. This is After IV, and this podcast is for you, alumni.
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How does serving keep me connected with my chapter?This week, we wrap up our One Simple Way to Stay Connected sub-series. We’re joined by Mykenzie Green from your Alumni Team and she shares about serving on campus as an incredibly effective way to stay connected with your chapter and its ministry.NEED HELP SERVING? WANT TO ENCOURAGE NEW ALUMNI?Email the alumni team at alumni@intervarsity.orgRELATED EPISODE(S)E87: From Gap Year to Volunteer (Apple, Spotify)E80: Finding Your Footing in a New Church (Apple, Spotify)E94: Persevering When Community is Hard to Find (Apple, Spotify)STAY IN TOUCHSocials: @afterivpodLeave us a message on SpeakPipeVisit our Website ★ Support this podcast ★
How does prayer keep me connected with my chapter?This week, we return to our One Simple Way to Stay Connected sub-series. We’re joined by Jonny Gose from your Alumni Team as he shares about prayer and its usefulness for staying connected with your fellow alumni and with the work that's happening on your campus.NEED HELP WITH PRAYER? ENCOURAGING NEW ALUMNI?Email the alumni team at alumni@intervarsity.orgRELATED EPISODE(S)E126: Finding Rest in Familiar Practices (Apple, Spotify)STAY IN TOUCHSocials: @afterivpodLeave us a message on SpeakPipeVisit our Website ★ Support this podcast ★
What if experiencing soul-soothing rest is more accessible than you think?It doesn't require hours of silent mediation, a new book, or some recently rediscovered spiritual discipline. In fact, our guest would suggest it really doesn't require you to add anything. It might just require a simple reframe of the things you're already doing.This week, we're joined by preacher, author, and InterVarsity's National Director of Alumni Relations, Jason Gaboury. And Jason is going to help us wrap up our series on rest with some surprisingly familiar (and simple) practices for experiencing rest in our day-to-day lives. Listen in and rest up!MORE FROM JASONVisit Jason's websiteRead Wait With Me: Meeting God in LonelinessRELATED EPISODESE95: Embracing Your Loneliness: A Recipe for Disaster or Deeper Connection? (Apple, Spotify)E58: Why Advent? with Jason Gaboury (Apple, Spotify)CALLED TO CAMPUS SUNDAYSign up or learn more HERE!E121: One Simple Way to Stay Connected - Advocacy (Apple, Spotify)Know someone who's starting college in the Fall? Connect them to InterVarsity HERE!STAY IN TOUCHSocials: @afterivpodLeave us a message on SpeakPipeJoin our Email List (Join here Spotify users: http://eepurl.com/hLks2r)Visit our Website ★ Support this podcast ★
I just got a new job. Isn't it too early to think about vacation?No way! Well-planned vacations can play a vital role in effective rhythms of rest. This week, we're joined by R. York Moore, CEO of the Coalition for Christian Outreach and TikTok evangelist with nearly 700k followers. And York's going to help us reimagine the way we think about vacation and the role it plays in healthy post-graduation rhythms. Do more than just get away on your next vacation. Get some rest!MORE FROM YORKWebsiteTikTokDo Something Beautiful: The Story of Everything and a Guide to Finding Your Place In ItRELATED EPISODE(S)E122: A Foundation for Healthy Rhythms of Rest (Apple, Spotify)E118: Navigating a Career in Engineering (10:05 for Nikky's story about rest and healthy boundaries at work; Apple, Spotify)STAY IN TOUCHSocials: @afterivpodLeave us a message on SpeakPipeJoin our Email List (Join here Spotify users: http://eepurl.com/hLks2r)Visit our Website ★ Support this podcast ★
Are there opportunities for rest beyond a weekly sabbath?Yes! Day-to-day recreation is a very realistic option for experiencing rest between sabbaths. What are the activities that leave you feeling restored and that fit (or could fit with a little help) into your daily schedule? Those activities just might be the answer to a healthy source of rest throughout your week.Our episode this week explores the idea of rest through recreation with Stacy Jackson, the Director of Healthy Living at Jon's local YMCA.RELATED EPISODE(S)E122: A Foundation for Healthy Rhythms of Rest (Apple, Spotify)E68: A Moment to Retreat Pt 1: Examen Explanation (Apple, Spotify)E69: A Moment to Retreat Pt 2: Examen Guide (Apple, Spotify)SUPPORT AFTER IVSupport After IV as we work to raise $50,000 during the month of June to continue providing resources for alumni in transition!STAY IN TOUCHSocials: @afterivpodLeave us a message on SpeakPipeJoin our Email List (Join here Spotify users: http://eepurl.com/hLks2r)Visit our Website ★ Support this podcast ★
How do I start incorporating sabbath into my rhythms of rest after graduation?We continue our summer series on rest with Lynne Baab, author of Sabbath Keeping: Finding Freedom in the Rhythms of Rest. Listen in as Lynne helps us get a better understanding of the application of sabbath in our modern context, and provides insight on developing our own sabbath rhythms.MORE FROM LYNNE BAABPurchase your copy of Sabbath KeepingVisit Lynne's websiteRead the It's OK to Start Small articleRELATED EPISODE(S)E122: A Foundation for Healthy Rhythms of Rest (Apple, Spotify)E68: A Moment to Retreat Pt 1: Examen Explanation (Apple, Spotify)E69: A Moment to Retreat Pt 2: Examen Guide (Apple, Spotify)SUPPORT AFTER IVGive today to support alumni as they transition to life after graduation!STAY IN TOUCHSocials: @afterivpodLeave us a message on SpeakPipeJoin our Email List (Join here Spotify users: http://eepurl.com/hLks2r)Visit our Website ★ Support this podcast ★
How important is rest after graduation?After graduation, getting a strong start at work is oftentimes our biggest priority. Work is good. But what about getting a strong start to rest? For the next five weeks, we're going to explore ways to start incorporating healthy rhythms of rest in this post-graduation season of life.To start things off, we're chatting with Alan Fadling, spiritual director, speaker, and author of multiple IVP titles including An Unhurried Life: Following Jesus' Rhythms of Work and Rest, and A Non-Anxious Life: Experiencing the Peace of God's Presence. Alan is going to help us understand a biblical basis for rest and why now is the right time to start to developing these essential rhythms.MORE FROM ALAN FADLINGFind Alan's IVP titles HERE7 Reasons We Don't Rest Well (Apple, Spotify)RELATED AFTER IV EPISODESE68: A Moment to Retreat Pt 1: Examen Explanation (Apple, Spotify)E69: A Moment to Retreat Pt 2: Examen Guide (Apple, Spotify)HELP AFTER IV RAISE $50,000 TO MAKE MORE OF YOUR FAVORITE ALUMNI PODCAST!Give HERE to keep supporting alumni in transitionSTAY IN TOUCHSocials: @afterivpodLeave us a message on SpeakPipeJoin our Email List (Join here Spotify users: http://eepurl.com/hLks2r)Visit our Website ★ Support this podcast ★
What is advocacy? And how does it keep me connected to my chapter?This week, we continue our One Simple Way to Stay connected sub-series. We’re joined by Chase Read from your Alumni Team as she shares about advocacy, Called to Campus Sunday, and how they can keep you connected to your chapter after graduation.More Called to Campus info HERE!Know someone who's starting college in the Fall? Connect them to InterVarsity HERE!STAY IN TOUCHSocials: @afterivpodLeave us a message on SpeakPipeJoin our Email List (Join here Spotify users: http://eepurl.com/hLks2r)Visit our Website ★ Support this podcast ★
Missing your chapter? Here’s one simple way to stay connected!Giving. Giving aligns your resources and your heart with something you and God both care deeply about: the work he's doing on campus through your chapter. This week, Ryan and Luke from your Alumni Team join us to chat about giving, how it keeps you connected with your chapter, and how it influences your discipleship journey with Jesus.Start HERE to connect with your chapter through giving!Need help? Send us an email at alumni@intervarsity.orgRELATED EPISODE(S)E39: Invest that Bread - Pt 1 (Apple, Spotify)E40: Invest the Bread - Pt 2 (Apple, Spotify)STAY IN TOUCHSocials: @afterivpodLeave us a message on SpeakPipeJoin our Email List (Join here Spotify users: http://eepurl.com/hLks2r)Visit our Website ★ Support this podcast ★
Enjoy a few previously unheard pieces of advice from recent guests as we wrap up our series on vocational transition.RELATED EPISODE(S)E113: Navigating a Career in Academia (Apple, Spotify)E115: Navigating a Career in Finance (Apple, Spotify)InterVarsity World Changers E8: Kyle Campbell and Risky Corporate Evangelism (Apple, Spotify)STAY IN TOUCHSocials: @afterivpodLeave us a message on SpeakPipeJoin our Email List (Join here Spotify users: http://eepurl.com/hLks2r)Visit our Website ★ Support this podcast ★
How can I partner well with Jesus in my work as an engineer?This week, we enjoy the final alumni interview in our series about vocational transition. Milwaukee School of Engineering alumna Nikky Fujimoto joins us to share about her experiences transitioning into full-time work as an engineer with Milwaukee Tool. Whether it's establishing healthy work/life boundaries, starting a small group at work, or showing hospitality to her coworkers, Nikky is learning a great deal about how Jesus is inviting her to partner with him at work.RELATED EPISODE(S)E51: Making Space for Hospitality (Apple, Spotify)E41: A Visit From the President (Apple, Spotify; Jump to 12:40 for Tom's story of hospitality at work)E18: Claire Lin, PhD (Apple, Spotify)STAY IN TOUCHSocials: @afterivpodLeave us a message on SpeakPipeJoin our Email List (Join here Spotify users: http://eepurl.com/hLks2r)Visit our Website ★ Support this podcast ★
What advice do you have for someone dreaming of becoming an entrepreneur after graduation?This week, hip hop artist, mobile game developer, and entrepreneur, Ace Patterson (Call Me Ace), joins the podcast to share about his experience "doing what he's got to do to survive." And in his experience, survival is marked by the relationships you cultivate while finding joy in the process. Not by the accolades.CONNECT WITH ACESpotifyLinkedInInstagramWebsiteRELATED EPISODE(S)E54: Alumni-Owned Business: Zuahaza (Apple, Spotify)E57: Alumni-Owned Business: Beza Threads (Apple, Spotify)STAY IN TOUCHSocials: @afterivpodLeave us a message on SpeakPipeJoin our Email List (Join here Spotify users: http://eepurl.com/hLks2r)Visit our Website ★ Support this podcast ★
What's it like developing a career in the arts after graduation?This week we're joined by Lydia Goldie, an InterVarsity alumna with a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School. And Lydia is going to share her experience developing a career as a professional vocalist in operas and musicals; a calling that requires dedication, thick skin, and a unique vision for partnership with Jesus.MORE FROM LYDIAVisit her websiteConnect on InstagramRELATED EPISODE(S)E112: A Foundation for Vocational Transition (Apple, Spotify)STAY IN TOUCHSocials: @afterivpodLeave us a message on SpeakPipeJoin our Email List (Join here Spotify users: http://eepurl.com/hLks2r)Visit our Website ★ Support this podcast ★
How do I navigate a career that focuses so heavily on money?This week, we're joined by Kyle Campbell, UNC Wilmington alumnus and VP of Corporate Development for a billion-dollar wealth integrator. With 10 years of professional experience in banking and finance, Kyle sits down with Jon to chat about vocational transition and staying rooted in Jesus in an industry that is laser-focused on dollars and cents and the bottom line.CONNECT WITH KYLELinkedInRELATED EPISODE(S)Check Out Kyle's Episode on InterVarsity World Changers (Apple, Spotify)E112: A Foundation for Vocational Transition (Apple, Spotify)E39: Invest that Bread Pt 1 (Apple, Spotify)E40: Invest that Bread Pt 2 (Apple, Spotify)STAY IN TOUCHSocials: @afterivpodLeave us a message on SpeakPipeJoin our Email List (Join here Spotify users: http://eepurl.com/hLks2r)Visit our Website ★ Support this podcast ★
What are the unique opportunities and challenges of starting a career in nursing?We're continuing our series on vocation transition with alumna and travel nurse, Valerie Parkins (Winona State University). Valerie explains some of the early challenges related to the transition to full-time work as a nurse, along with the unique ways God is inviting her to partner with him as she cares for vulnerable populations (and their loved ones) in the NICU and PICU.RELATED EPISODE(S)E66: I Nearly Failed Out of Med School (Apple, Spotify)E29: Life as a PA (Apple, Spotify)STAY IN TOUCHSocials: @afterivpodLeave us a message on SpeakPipeJoin our Email List (Join here Spotify users: http://eepurl.com/hLks2r)Visit our Website ★ Support this podcast ★
Hoping to become a professor after completing your degrees? Wondering what the early days of transition from full-time student to full-time academic are like?This week is the first of several upcoming interviews with InterVarsity alumni from diverse career paths who have navigated the transition from student life to professional life. We're joined by Dr. Felicia Song, Yale Christian Fellowship Alumna, and Professor of Sociology at Westmont College. Drawing on her own experience with transition, Dr. Song provides a number of useful insights about connecting relationally with colleagues, developing a healthy work/life balance, and partnering with Jesus as an academic.RELATED EPISODE(S)E112: A Foundation for Vocational Transition (Apple, Spotify)STAY IN TOUCHSocials: @afterivpodLeave us a message on SpeakPipeJoin our Email List (Join here Spotify users: http://eepurl.com/hLks2r)Visit our Website ★ Support this podcast ★
We're kicking off a new series about vocational transition! What's it like making the jump from full-time student rhythms to full-time work rhythms? Before we hear from a number of alumni like you about their experience with this transition, we're going to lay a foundation. This week, we're joined by IVP authors Dr. Ryan Tafilowski and Dr. Ross Chapman who recently released their book Faithful Work: In the Daily Grind With God and For Others. Ross and Ryan are going to provide some biblical insight on work, calling, and following Jesus in our new professional context after graduation.Grab your copy of Faithful Work: In the Daily Grind With God and For OthersRELATED EPISODE(S)Bonus: Well Being at Work (Apple, Spotify)E82: Can I Put InterVarsity on My Resume? (Apple, Spotify)E37: Nail the Interview (Apple, Spotify)E38: Win Employee of the Month (Apple, Spotify)IVWC - E7: Redeeming Babel (Apple, Spotify)STAY IN TOUCHSocials: @afterivpodLeave us a message on SpeakPipeJoin our Email List (Join here Spotify users: http://eepurl.com/hLks2r)Visit our Website ★ Support this podcast ★
This week, we get to hear a few final thoughts from recent guests, Emily Francis, Dr. Bryan Loritts, and Dr. Steven Argue, on the topic of relational transition. If you didn't catch their full episodes, check out the links below.RELATED EPISODESE102: Ending Well With My Friends On Campus (Apple, Spotify)E103: Making (and Keeping) Friends After Graduation (Apple, Spotify)E106: Relating to Parents After Moving Out (Apple, Spotify)STAY IN TOUCHSocials: @afterivpodLeave us a message on SpeakPipeJoin our Email List (Join here Spotify users: http://eepurl.com/hLks2r)Visit our Website ★ Support this podcast ★
How long has it been since you lived with a roommate you didn't know?One relational transition you might encounter after graduation is the switch from living with your best friends to living with people you've never met. This week, we're revisiting our conversation with veteran InterVarsity staff Nicole Carline and discussing some helpful tips for establishing a healthy relationship with new roommates. If you find yourself needing to save money on rent by signing a lease with new people, this episode is for you.RELATED EPISODE(S)E103: Making (and Keeping) Friends After Graduation (Apple, Spotify)STAY IN TOUCHSocials: @afterivpodLeave us a message on SpeakPipeJoin our Email List (Join here Spotify users: http://eepurl.com/hLks2r)Visit our Website ★ Support this podcast ★
"I'm really going to miss chapter camp when I graduate..." So many memories were made with our chapters at InterVarsity conferences. Chapter Camp, in particular. And missing that rhythm can feel like a major loss after graduation. But what if there was an opportunity to experience something similar as an alum?This week, we chat with Aaron and Eun Lech, two InterVarsity alumni who have incorporated a regular rhythm of retreat in their post-graduation lives by attending Campus by the Sea's InterVarsity & Friends Camp. They describe camp as a place to discern life direction, connect with other alumni, and dig into some amazing manuscript Bible study sessions.Enjoy the Lechs' story and check out the link below to register for this year's alumni camp!INTERVARSITY ALUMNI & FRIENDS CAMPWhen: July 8-13, 2024Where: Campus by the Sea on Catalina IslandLearn more HERERELATED EPISODE(S)E102: Ending Well With My Friends On Campus (Apple, Spotify)E103: Making (and Keeping) Friends After Graduation (Apple, Spotify)STAY IN TOUCHSocials: @afterivpodLeave us a message on SpeakPipeJoin our Email List (Join here Spotify users: http://eepurl.com/hLks2r)Visit our Website ★ Support this podcast ★
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