Get This Girl a Job

Seeking out Mentors and Surviving Disappointment | S1E11 GTGAJ feat. Leah Fulmer

Welcome to the eleventh episode of Get This Girl a Job! In this podcast, Rosana and I interview recent college graduates to talk about the steps they took to get their first jobs in different industries. The questions follow the development of their career from their first year of college, to how their field of study changed, to the internships they had over the summer, to how they got hired for their very first job! We take turns conducting interviews, and every third week, we co-host a mini-episode answering questions from the audience.

Finding Your Support Network

I learned so much interviewing Leah Fulmer for today’s episode of Get This Girl a Job.


Leah graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison with a double major in Astronomy and Spanish. She is now living in Tucson, Arizona and working as a data reduction specialist at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory.


Through her experience in astronomy and beyond, Leah has gathered wisdom on how to seek out mentors and build relationships with people that can be applied to work in any field. Since recording this podcast, Leah has decided to attend the University of Washington to pursue a PhD in astronomy this fall.

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To submit questions to be answered in our joint episode, fill out our form here or tweet them to us @xoxorosana_blog.

A huge thank you to Leah Fulmer for sharing her story, to Stephanie Dorris for designing our logo, and to Parker Mee for editing this episode.

Hi! I'm Katie Melbourne. I grew up in Bettendorf, Iowa and currently attend Yale University majoring in Physics and Astronomy. Rosana Rabines and I are co-hosts of the Get This Girl a Job podcast, created to help demystify the job search for recent female college graduates. With a combined interest in scientific research and communication, my career goals involve working toward the advancement of science through policy development and public education.

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