With a global network of more than 344,000+ 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.”
Anthony Greer, BA ‘18 - Multicultural Studies, Digital Global Studies Certificate
My time at Mizzou contributed to my preparation for being able to fit into nearly any industry. After realizing that one specific major didn’t fit my collection of interests, I took a leap of faith to shape my degree path. With the people and the opportunities I was exposed to, I believe I made the right decision and the time spent at Mizzou was well worth it.
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."
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."
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 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."
Nnamdi Okoli, BS BA ’19 - Business Marketing
My Mizzou experience was filled with ups and downs, challenges and successes but through all of those I learned that what I see in front of me isn’t always permanent and that if you just keep moving eventually you will make your way to something better.
Gretchen Metzger, BS BA ’19 - Business Marketing
Mizzou is so rare in that it has such a great combination of meaningful traditions and a tight knit community, but also endless opportunity for involvement and learning. Mizzou has a variety of classes, majors, organizations, and volunteering that allow your path to change and grow as you learn what you love to do and invest time in. Plus, the school spirit is unmatched. Fight Tiger!
Billy Donley, BA ’18 - Communication
Mizzou equipped me with not only a supportive community but provided me with opportunities that helped me develop confidence in myself as a professional and person. Through involvement, I was able to strengthen my communication and relationship-building skills, which have allowed me to be successful in my career and make meaningful connections with others.