In today’s ever-changing and ever-growing digital world, it is becoming more and more important to stay up to date about current events. However, as busy business students, it can be difficult to find the time to sit down and read article upon article while juggling classes, group projects, clubs, internships, and work.
Podcasts are one easy way to solve that problem—with the ability to listen as you walk to class or drive to work, keeping up with the business world has never been easier. To save you even more time, here are a couple podcasts sure to make you more of an informed business student, or even just to give you that extra fun fact to impress in a job interview.
1. Nightly Business Report produced by CNBC
Regardless of your area of focus within your business program, it is absolutely crucial for business students to stay up to date on key events happening in major companies, as well as the economy as a whole. Hosted by Bull Griffeth and Sue Herera, NBR covers major headlines ranging from Apple’s expansion into digital news and video streaming, to Wells Fargo’s CEO stepping down, and Lyft going public. With a wide of content, NBR can give any business student the knowledge and business literacy that he or she needs to nail a job interview, or simply understand a complex concept from class using real world examples. Additionally, as business students, many of us will go on to start our own companies, or become influential in the decision making process of major businesses, in which case it is crucial to know what has been successful or detrimental for other companies.
2. Business Schooled
While it’s essential to stay up to date with major changes in the business world today, it is also key to learn from business leaders who have paved the way for major innovations that have reimagined business as we know it. Co-founder of Initialized-Capital and Reddit, Alexis Ohanian travels the country to sit down with some of the most creative entrepreneurs who don’t fall into the millennial generation to produce his “Business Schooled” podcast. With more of a one-on-one interview style podcast, “Business Schooled” gives listeners a first-hand account of what it’s like to start a business after age thirty, demonstrating the importance of learning from those who came before us, as well as making it clear that a successful business doesn’t have to be started during one’s college years. Regardless of if you plan to start a business of your own one day, this podcast is helpful for any business student who cares about understanding the industry that he or she plans to make a career in.
3. Boss Files with Poppy Harlow: conversations about business, leadership, and innovation by CNN
Similar to both of the previously mentioned podcasts, “Boss Files” covers current events and news headlines, as well as successes and fails within the business world; however, unlike most business-related podcasts, it gives listeners more a comprehensive look into what it takes to succeed in business career. Showcasing the values that make companies such as Dollar Shave Club and Starbucks so successful in their industries, “Boss Files” gives business students an inside look at what truly matters when it comes to the definition of success. Along those lines, this podcast allows its listeners to understand the people behind the company, making it an important news source for any business student interested in ethical business practices and companies that make what they do their priority.