Philip Yi

What do you do? I work for McKinsey & Company, a global management consultancy. McKinsey works with leading organizations across the private, public, and social sectors. Specifically, I am a consultant who specializes in strategy and operations for companies in the retail and apparel sector. How did you get your job? McKinsey traditionally hires from … Continued

Bill Wright

How did you get started in your career? I went to school at Mizzou and wanted to get into the news-editorial sequence. My adviser, Jim Albright, steered me into the advertising sequence. He saw my writing style and thought it would be better suited to the advertising industry. I am really indebted to him for … Continued

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

Diana White Vowels

How did you get interested in journalism? In high school I worked on the school yearbook because I was really interested in design. What was your first job, and how did you get it? I was actually recruited on the MU campus by Gannett for an advertising sales position. I started at The Desert Sun … Continued

Rebecca Taylor

What do you do? I am the associate creative director at Kochan & Company Advertising Agency. How did you get your job? Through networking. It’s a very powerful tool! And having a strong portfolio is essential. What is the best professional lesson you learned at the J-School? You can find inspiration anywhere and everywhere. Experience, … Continued

Raegan Rinchiuso

What do you do? I am the marketing and public information specialist at Heartland Community College in Normal, Ill. I do a variety of both the advertising and public relations functions for the college, including writing press releases, making media connections, writing ad copy, making media buys, writing and editing college publications and helping with … 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

Ron Osborne

There was little in Ron Osborne’s early years to suggest that he would become a full-time playwright. His family didn’t attend theatrical performances. Like many of his classmates, he participated as a cast member in a few high school productions. Osborne majored in advertising, and his first job was as a technical writer. But it … 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