Emily Gresham Wherle

What do you do in your job? I manage a two-person communications department for a four-county health department in the southern suburbs of Cincinnati. In this role, I’m responsible for media relations, online communications, internal communication, advertising, marketing and branding. What have you faced in your career path so far? I worked at Dan Pinger … Continued

Katie Waterson

What have you faced in your career path so far? After graduation, I moved to Chicago to work as an intern for Edelman Worldwide’s “boutique” PR firm, PR21. I was promoted to assistant account executive in September 2001, to account executive in May 2002 and to senior account executive in May 2003. I worked on … Continued

Jabet Morgan Wade

What do you do? Since 2006 I have been managing my family’s business, Pontiac Cove Marina, on Bull Shoals Lake in southwest Missouri. I also write a monthly column as well as other features for my hometown weekly community newspaper, the Ozark County Times. What type of column do you write for the newspaper? I … Continued

Suzanne Struglinski

What do you do? I connect reporters with the right experts at NRDC to talk about anything from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to the latest news out of the White House or Congress to how best to recycle old catalogs and magazines and practically every other environmental topic you can think … Continued

Lauren Pohl Russ

Describe your company and what makes it interesting. There is never a dull moment. There are a lot of advantages to working at an agency. You get to work on a wide variety of projects and accounts, gaining exposure to work you could never get working for one company. We also get to do the … Continued

Patrick Rollens

What do you do? I’m a community producer for TribLocal.com, the Chicago Tribune’s hyperlocal news site. I manage six suburban towns, helping publish stories from Tribune staffers and recruit citizen contributors who are interested in sharing news from their towns. Social media is a big part of my week, as is aggregating stories from around … Continued

Stephanie Hays Riekhof

How did you get your first job? I sent my resume to a select group of advertising agencies in the Lansing, Mich., area, went on several interviews, and was offered a number of positions. I chose the one that most suited me. The Foresight Group is a smaller company, but I gained valuable experience. What … Continued

Megan Reese

What do you do? I haven’t been at this job for very long, so I am still training. However, my job responsibilities so far include reviewing syndication screening reports and responding to the networks with content issues; creating new syndication guaranteed tracking sheets; and complete syndication post for all clients at the end of each … Continued

Kristen Meyer

What do you do? I work in corporate communications for a natural gas pipeline company, doing employee communications, crisis communications, media relations, community relations, a little bit of everything. I can honestly say I love my job. How did you get your job? My network. I contacted a former colleague on Facebook and asked her … Continued

Brandt Merritt

What do you do? I develop and edit content for both print and online publications for Southeastern University, as well as oversee all official social media accounts for the university. The content can vary from a degree program description, to a blurb for a promotional postcard, to a feature story on a faculty member. As … Continued