With a global network of more than 315,000 alumni working in every profession, you can look forward to mentoring opportunities from the best in the business. See what some of our newest alumni say about their experiences at Mizzou.
Lauren Lanter, BS '18, Parks Recreation and Tourism
“Any school can teach students valuable lessons in the classroom, and Mizzou does a fabulous job of that, but Mizzou also offers a one-of-a-kind experience out of the classroom. Had I not pushed myself out of my comfort zone and gotten involved, I would not have had the confidence to [pursue a career with the Kansas City Chiefs], let alone learn leadership, interpersonal and 'real-world' skills that employers are looking for.”
Jean Whitley, BSAcc, MAcc '17, Accountancy
"Mizzou is a culmination of a many great experiences. There are hundreds of ways to get involved. Mizzou allows you to follow your passions and can provide you a global experience. The faculty and staff invest in your education, alumni give back to invest in your growth, and the connections you build at Mizzou last a lifetime."
Katie Yaeger, BJ ’15, News Editing and MA ’17, Strategic Communication
"Mizzou is an amazing place to learn. There are so many opportunities to take advantage of. Every day on the product content strategy team at Facebook, I use skills I learned at the Missouri School of Journalism: writing, editing, researching, designing and critical thinking."
Joey Greenstein, BS BA '14, Marketing
"During my time at Mizzou, I was able to pursue my interest in music and event planning while attending classes that helped shape my experiences and inform my thinking around the subjects. One of the biggest bonuses of attending Mizzou was the ever-increasing time I spent getting to work hands-on in the field that I was interested in. Today, I work at Snapchat as a Producer and have co-founded a music collective, called Green Room. In these roles, I continue to apply skills that I learned and developed throughout my time at Mizzou, in the classroom and out."
Grace Gabel, BJ ’17, Strategic Communication
"I learned irreplaceable leadership skills at Mizzou. The organizations, classes and community foster a drive to accomplish even your wildest goals. The classroom prepared my writing and communication skills, but the people prepared me for a career, and at that, one I've always dreamt of."
Nathan Snodgrass, BJ '18, Strategic Communication
"In my industry, collaboration is key. From day one at Mizzou, I learned to appreciate that diversity, differences of opinion and discourse are fundamental to the success of creating meaningful campaigns and client work. I’m a better communicator, collaborator and marketer because of my time at Mizzou. Mizzou is a special place. From its vast alumni network to its traditions and unique opportunities, MU is more than just an institution for higher learning —It’s an entire experience dedicated to preparing you for a successful, happy and fulfilling life after graduation, both personally and professionally."
Cece Bolin, BS '17, Hospitality Management
"I’m tasked with coordinating and executing outside user events at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs every day. Fortunately, the University of Missouri had opportunities for me to get involved across campus where I could gain hands-on event experience before I was tasked with it doing it for a living. The faculty and staff at Mizzou wanted nothing more than for me to succeed in life so they entrusted me with tasks where I'd have to step out of my comfort zone so I could learn from each step."
Kyle Holtzman, BS BA '16, Marketing
"I think what makes Mizzou great is that it focuses on cultivating experiences that can and will be directly transferable to your career and profession. When I was interviewing at companies for my first job after college, all of the companies were impressed by the level of exposure I had to their related industry. Mizzou equipped me with the correct resources so I was able to successfully navigate these conversations and make a lasting impact."
Emma Meek, BS ’16, Hospitality Management
"The number one thing I took away from my time at Mizzou is the relationships I made with others. I have faculty that I continually go to for advice and support throughout my career. Throughout my time on campus I was presented with so many activities and organizations that truly ended up changing my life. Mizzou provided some of my favorite memories and I attribute that to taking chances and putting myself out there when an opportunity presented itself!"