Cristian Lupsa

What does your job entail? I am the editor of an independent magazine called Decât o Revista, or DoR. DoR (the title roughly translates as Just a Magazine) covers various aspects of modern Romanian life – social change, personal development, cultural trends, politics and technology. We produce a collectable magazine of stories because they are … Continued

Andrea Beaumont Lewis

What do you do in your current job? I book guests for “Piers Morgan Tonight.” People tune in to hear our guests discuss the day’s biggest stories, so guest booking is a very important part of the show. What do you like best about your job? I love being a part of the big national … Continued

Reyna Jones

What do you do? I’m a health communication consultant with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I’ve been with the CDC for nearly four years working in various capacities around emergency and risk communications and health marketing and promotion. Currently, my primary role is establishing external relationships with websites to promote CDC’s health and … Continued

Elise Hu

What do you do? I am a recovering foreign correspondent for NPR, whose Seoul bureau I opened in 2015. I moved to California in 2018 after three-plus years abroad covering the Koreas and Japan. Now I am guest-hosting our shows and podcasts as well as developing my own new video show which focuses on the … Continued

Jan Hoth Fogarty

What do you do? My career has been pretty exciting since graduating now (gasp) eight years ago?! I worked at VML from 2003-2006, then did a stint in pharmaceutical sales for a year until I was recruited to work for Handmark, a mobile media company based in Kansas City, by an old boss of mine … Continued

Keith Ecker

What do you do? I am a professional freelance writer, essayist and comedian. I write editorial and marketing copy for a variety of clients, from international corporations to regional magazines. I also produce and host the popular Chicago-based reading series Essay Fiesta. Each month we invite a cross-section of artists to share true, first-person narratives. … Continued

Emily Dulcan

What do you do? I am the Digital Director for the Peace Corps, the international volunteer service agency founded by President Kennedy. I manage the day-to-day operations of social media and online content creation for the agency. How did you get your job? I got my job through an acquaintance of an acquaintance who was … Continued

Ryan B. Cummings

What do you do? I am the design manager at a national association. My main responsibility is the production of a monthly magazine, PAYTECH. My husband and I moved to my hometown in 2005 and I’ve worked at the American Payroll Association since 2006. Best professional lesson learned at J-School? Your portfolio must be perfect! … Continued

Charles Choi

What was your first job? How did you get that job? I started off as and still am a freelance reporter. I’ve written for The New York Times, Scientific American, Newsday, The San Diego Union-Tribune, Science magazine and others. What advantages did a Missouri journalism degree give you? The most important thing I got from … Continued

Ben Carmichael

What do you do? I am an ASCAP-registered songwriter, guitarist and vocalist for the band Trash Executioner. How did you form your band? While hosting an open mic for poets, songwriters and comedians, I met the band’s bassist and co-songwriter. The owner of a local bar recognized our potential and offered us a rehearsal space … Continued