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A Real Piece of Work

Matt Rebro of Russell Construction and Melissa Pepper of Total Solutions talk with people from a wide variety of professions about what they do, how they got started, and how you might follow in their footsteps. Trying to figure out the right career for you? Check out A Real Piece of Work: The Job Podcast for Young People.

A Real Piece of Work is a partnership between Junior Achievement of the Heartland and WVIK, Quad Cities NPR.

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  • Matt and Melissa talk with Alana Carroll about life as an accountant.
  • Matt and Melissa talk with race car driver McKenna Haase live at Business Horizons.
  • Join Matt and Melissa for this episode of A Real Piece of Work as they speak with Benjamin Leischner, A.A.E., Executive Director of the Quad Cities International Airport. Ben talks about how he thought he wanted to be a pilot and quickly discovered his passion for engaging with the community instead. Ben describes different jobs at an airport and in the aviation field in general. He goes into the different duties of those jobs, and the ups and downs that go along with them. The Junior Achievement student question is provided by Allison Gause from Pleasant Valley High School. Ben’s answer highlights how there’s not always only one pathway to get to where you want to be.
  • Meet Sarah Garthaus, Director of Virtual Design at IMEG Corp. On this episode of A Real Piece of Work Matt and Melissa talk to Sarah about the winding path she took to find her dream job in engineering, and how it’s okay to shift career paths and take risks to find the job you really want. Sarah also shares tips to help students who are interested in a manufacturing design career get started. The Junior Achievement student question is provided by Rebekah VanHoe from Alleman Catholic High School.
  • On this episode of A Real Piece of Work, Matt and Melissa connect with Tom Terronez, CEO of Medix Dental and Terrostar. Tom is a true entrepreneur, starting his first business during high school and growing from there. Tom shares his passion for IT and working with clients. When asked what drives him, he shares how he loves to see the industry grow and constantly strives for the next best thing. The Junior Achievement student question is provided by Kody Weininger from North Scott High School.
  • Matt and Melissa’s next guest, Garry Young, grew up in the Bay Area when the internet was just taking off. Now he works for Google and helps businesses move to the cloud.
  • Brian Golinvaux, President and Co-Founder of Lillie’s Q, shares how he left his corporate job to become an entrepreneur.
  • In this episode of A Real Piece of Work, Matt and Melissa talk with Dr. Roberto Moreno with Gentle Family Dentistry to learn more about the dentistry field.
  • Kristin Hart identified her future career through her love of reading criminal novels. Matt and Melissa connect with Hart, a Criminalist with the Iowa Department of Public Safety, in this episode of A Real Piece of Work.
  • Matt and Melissa’s next guest knew what he wanted to do early on in life. Meet Josh Miles in this episode of A Real Piece of Work.