Carly Kaufman Scaduto

What do you do? I am a communications manager at Monsanto Company, supporting our Vegetable Seeds division. I work in Monsanto’s public affairs department at our headquarters in St. Louis, but collaborate with colleagues around the world to communicate about our vegetable seed products both internally and externally. What is the best professional lesson you … Continued

Alicia Peirce

What do you do? After graduating from Mizzou, I was offered a full-time internship with 4ORCE, a digital agency in St. Louis, where I worked in the User Experience (UX) lab, and supported the account service team with Scottrade and Purina. After working for four months, I received a full-time account executive position at GROUP360 … Continued

Jake Edinger

What do you do at your job as a creative director? My job is to get the most interesting and effective ideas produced. What do you enjoy most about your job? The constant stimulus; chasing the unknown is invigorating and rewarding. What has been your greatest professional challenge? Getting a job. My first job came … Continued

Amy Zlatic

What do you do? I currently serve as group communications manager, North America, for Ceva Animal Health, an international animal health company. How did you get your job? Networking! I posted that I was leaving my job on Facebook, and a previous colleague got me in touch with the hiring manager at my current employer. … 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

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

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

Art Holliday

Describe your television station and what makes it interesting. KSDK has been my professional home for more than 33 years. During much of that time, KSDK has been the top-rated station in St. Louis. Some of the station’s success is due to its history. KSDK was the first TV station in St. Louis, and the … Continued

Lansing Hecker

What do you do? After graduation and until the end of the Vietnam War, I saw the world as a line officer in the U.S. Navy. For the next 20 years, I enjoyed a career with advertising agencies in St. Louis (Gardner, DMB&B) and Chicago (FCB). Later, I joined a management consulting firm, which was … Continued

John Graham

What is a typical day for you? My day to day varies a great deal. I travel a lot. If I were to go to New York, I would be meeting with one of our key clients, perhaps talking about some of the work we’re doing for them and some of the opportunities and challenges … Continued