Professional advice from alumni experts

LAS alumni are pretty amazing people. A few offer advice on topics related to professional success.

Jessie Ann Foley (BA, ’02, English) is the award-winning author of The Carnival at Bray. She provides tips for a writing career.

Ryan Ross (BA, ’08, English; MA, ’10, library and information science) discusses how to tell your personal story.

Joey Levin (BA, ’10, psychology) describes how to establish diversity and inclusion within a team environment. 

Jaylin McClinton (BA, ’16, political science and African American studies) describes how to pursue a career in public service.

Erika Jones (BA, '96, humanities) shares tips on improving your relationship with your manager.

Steven Thayer (BA, '88, economics) shares his thoughts on entrepreneurship and starting a business from scratch.

Tips from Amy Best (BA, '89, speech communication) will help you in your job search.


LAS@Work: Alumni careers

Interested in learning about interesting careers that graduates of the College of LAS have pursued? Check out our LAS@Work series, where alumni answer questions about their jobs and how their Illinois degrees helped them find success.