Five Questions With...
John Steppe, Comm '20

(Steve Rushin, Comm '88)

John Steppe and Dick Enberg1.What has been one of your key findings thus far as a mentee?
Having someone to talk to in the career field I’m pursuing has been an extremely rewarding experience.

2. What advice would you offer other mentees to maximize the relationship with their own mentor?
Don’t just limit conversations to long-term goals. Some of the most helpful advice from Steve has been things I could do right away within student media or other journalistic endeavors.

3. What’s been your favorite Marquette memory in your first year on campus?
It’s hard to choose just one memory, but doing color commentary for the Marquette Wire’s radio broadcast of the Marquette-Villanova game has to be towards the top of the list.

4. Your mentor resides in Connecticut. How have you made distance mentoring work?
We talk every week and still exchange messages outside of that meeting, so having that frequent communication makes it seem like Wisconsin and Connecticut are not that far apart.

5. Has there been anything unexpected which you’ve learned from him?
Between his experience at Sports Illustrated and his wife’s experience at ESPN, he has a plethora of amusing anecdotes that could help me in various journalistic situations.

John Steppe, Comm '20, is a Journalism major in the Diederich College of Communication.


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