Retired Associate VP/Investment Adviser
Degree(s): BJ '74
Whereabouts: United States, Mission Hills, Kansas
What do you do?
I retired as a stockbroker in 2002. Prior to earning an MBA, I worked in corporate communications and marketing communications for a life insurance company for 11 years.
How did you get your job?
I got my job by networking through a professional organization of business communications professionals.
What made you good at your job?
My ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing made me successful in my profession.
What has been your greatest professional achievement?
I was fortunate to receive numerous promotions throughout my career, including crafting a description for a totally new position.
Where would you most like to work and why?
I would enjoy pursuing a part-time career in financial journalism to meld my journalism and investment background.
What did you want to be as a kid?
I always wanted to grow up to be a writer.
Best professional lesson learned at the J-School?
Newspapers don’t print excuses. If you have a job to do, get it done no matter what and don’t offer excuses.
What would be your best advice to current students?
“Write it right!”
Updated: November 2, 2011