Mark Hoffman

Mark Hoffman, MA ’80, would probably be a lawyer today were it not for a senior-year internship at KQED, the public television station in San Francisco. During that internship, Hoffman arranged and observed an interview with Dr. Henry Kissinger, who served as secretary of state during the administrations of President Richard Nixon and President Gerald … Continued

Nik Deogun

Rumors had been circulating for months leading up to the fall semester of 1991 among employees of the University of Missouri that the then-vice chancellor had engaged in inappropriate behaviors, abuse of power and sexual harassment. Nearly every female employee in his office had filed complaints. Yet, the actions of this official remained an “open … Continued

Richard Holden

Rich Holden, BJ ’71, MA ’73, believes that a lot of life comes down to saying yes to opportunities. In 1976, Holden’s boss gave him an opportunity: He could become a part of the founding team of the Asian Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong. But there was a downside: He would leave behind his … Continued

Steve Rivkin

What do you do? I’m the managing partner of a marketing and communications consultancy, Rivkin & Associates LLC. We do marketing, positioning, naming, identity and crisis communications work for clients across the country. How did you get your job? I founded the business in 1989. Everything in my background – freelance writer, trade magazine editor, … Continued

Kim Kavin

What do you do in your current job? I do freelance writing, editing, photography, and online content. I work for a dozen or so magazines and websites, I ghost-blog, I build my own websites that generate income, and I write books. Most of my work is in the area of boats and travel, but I … 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