Five Questions With...
Mentor Jackie Palank, Comm '07
(Dan Paulmeyer, Comm '15, mentor)

Jackie Palank Five Questions With...highlights mentors and mentees in the Marquette University Alumni Association Mentor Pilot Program. This month features Jackie Palank, who is mentoring Dan Paulmeyer, Comm '15.

1. What was your first job following Marquette and what did it teach you?
I’m still working at my first job, as a reporter for Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal. After six years, I’m still learning something new every day about reporting, business, teamwork and leadership.

2. Why are you serving as a mentor?
I’m serving as a mentor because so many people at Marquette helped me start my career, and I want to pay it forward.

3. Professional development book you’d recommend.
“Lean In,” by Sheryl Sandberg, for women and men.

4. Two things a Marquette student should do before they graduate.
First, get an internship. Second, travel, whether that’s studying abroad, going on a service trip, or hitting the road with your closest friends.

5. Favorite place on campus when you were a student.
As a former reporter and editor at the Marquette Tribune, I will always have fond memories of the hours – many, many hours – spent in the Johnston Hall newsroom.

Jackie Palank is a reporter for Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal in Chicago.

Five Questions With...appears in the monthly mentor newsletter and the online mentor toolbox.