Podcasts may be everywhere these days…but podcasts hosted by entrepreneurial 6th graders exploring the future of work are anything but ordinary.
JobQuest is a podcast hosted by Luka Todd, a 6th grade student from Denver, Colorado. On the show, Luka invites leaders from a wide range of fields - from medicine, to engineering, to business - to share insights about the work they do. His hope is to help other students explore their own futures through great conversations.
Recently, COSMO's COO & Co-Founder Michelle Ross had the honor of sitting down with Luka to talk about what it looks like to launch a company and make next generation tech for kids and families.
On the show, Luka asked Michelle questions related to education and training, what a typical day looks like, and favorite parts of the job.
“My favorite part of my job is when I get to talk to kids about our product and take their feedback and make it better,” Michelle said.
Luka also asked Michelle about her journey to becoming a leader in tech and if starting a company was something she always wanted to do.
“I always wanted to be someone who made something that helped people,” Michelle shared. “I think I wanted to be able to think about a product that would help people and find out how to make that.”
On other recent episodes, Luka has had career conversations with an executive coach, teacher, an interior designer, and even a comedian.
A student at Morey Elementary in the Denver area, Luka said he was inspired to launch the show after repeatedly being asked the age-old question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" He thought it would be an exciting project to better educate both himself and others by having interesting conversations with people about their jobs - or “to get the inside scoop on what jobs are really like,” as the show description explains.
“Luka is such an inspiring kid and it was so much fun to be on the show!” said Michelle after being on the show. “I love the idea of helping kids explore their futures early and dream big!”
“Obviously what we do at COSMO is all about supporting kids and parents” Michelle continued, “but it’s always my hope that not just our products but our team and our business get to help kids imagine the kinds of differences they can make in the world too.”
When he’s not podcasting or studying, Luka says he loves reading books, swimming, and playing soccer and waterpolo.