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Alek Lisefski

I graduated in the spring of 2005 with a BFA in Digital Media, and I’m now living in Santa Monica, right near the beach. I do free-lance web design work (portfolio bluesheepstudios.com). It’s been going very well.

I create websites mostly for small companies and individuals, but have some larger clients like Southern California Edison, and do sub-contract design work for several web development firms in Southern California. I also do work for a few Fairfield clients such as conferencecallsunlimited.com

My experience at MUM continues to help shape my life. Without a regular, healthy routine — and the ability to release stress and maintain that inner peace and happiness — it would be very difficult living in the Los Angeles area. But as of now, I’m loving it!

Ceyrena Kay

  • Faculty, MUM Department of Art, Landscape Designer & Planning Consultant, 2006-2009
  • BFA, 2000 M.L.A, Rhode Island School of Design

At MUM I found what I had been missing in my previous experience of higher education: knowledge through a deeper connection to myself — based in experience, not just intellectual understanding. While studying at MUM, I started to see connections between various areas of study and how the best solutions to any problem solve it on a deeper, more fundamental level.

I found fulfillment of what I learned at MUM in my profession of landscape architecture, where design solutions must integrate many different — and sometimes contradictory — site conditions as well as the needs of the various constituents who will use the outdoor space. I am always looking for the deeper, more abstract idea that will integrate seemingly unrelated, fragmented information.

I have found that what I learned at MUM gave me a foundation of knowledge and experience that can be applied to all areas of my life no matter what I do. I feel confident in whatever I do and wherever I go, knowing that I am always connected to the source of all knowledge through my practice of TM.

Daniel Zajic

  • Software Application Developer
  • Ruby on Rails at Regence
  • BS in Computer Science, 2001
  • MS in Computer Science, 2002

At MUM I found what I had been missing in my previous experience of higher education: knowledge through a deeper connection to myself — based in experience, not just intellectual understanding. While studying at MUM, I started to see connections between various areas of study and how the best solutions to any problem solve it on a deeper, more fundamental level.

I have found that what I learned at MUM gave me a foundation of knowledge and experience that can be applied to all areas of my life no matter what I do. I feel confident in whatever I do and wherever I go, knowing that I am always connected to the source of all knowledge through my practice of TM.

Elisa Fritsch

I’m a real estate agent focused on hotel sales in Baltimore, MD. I spend most of my day interacting with hotel buyers and sellers, and negotiating deals, which often requires persuading the buyer to come up in price and the seller to go down. It’s not for the faint-hearted, and there are few other women in this industry. I value my MUM education, where I attended both the undergrad and MBA program (graduated 2005), mostly for the confidence, stability, and self-knowledge it gave me.

Emily Marcus

  • Medical Student, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • BA in Maharishi Consciousness-Based Health Care, 2004

My studies at MUM gave me the basis for being able to maintain a balanced perspective in a field that’s both mentally and physically demanding; this has helped me succeed in an intense environment.

Jesse Berkowitz

Right after completing my MBA (June 2004), I became a marketing manager for Human Factors International (HFI), which does software usability consulting — in other words, we help companies design software and websites that are intuitive and easy-to-use, something everyone can relate to.

Sara Daley

  • Community Volunteer, Portland, OR
  • BA in Literature, 1999
  • MA in Art, 2000

I am grateful I was able to have both top-notch classes and professors, but also an entire school of top-notch friendships (including my husband!) that I still have 10 years later.

Stephen Hopson

  • Author, Obstacle Illusions
  • Global Transformational Speaker
  • World’s first Deaf Instrument Pilot
  • Health and Wellness Coach
  • MA Maharishi Vedic Science, 2010

I excelled and graduated with a 4.0 because of the incredible amount of love and support that I received from the faculty, students and staff, including Leslee Goldstein, my interpreter; it completely rocked my academic world.

Steve Schneider

  • President & CEO, New Market Hardware, St. Louis, MO
  • BA in Business 1983 

My years at MUM formed the foundation of everything that came after that time. I greatly appreciated the interdisciplinary format on which the school was based.

Troy Van Beek

  • Founder, Ideal Energy, Fairfield, IA
  • BS in Sustainable Living, 2009 

Coming from a military and paramilitary background, I have to admit that MUM was akin to walking on the moon for me in comparison to the life I lived for over 12 years. Not to say that I have never had a spiritual side. I did. It wasn’t until I was working in Africa, setting up a security company of my own and at the height of my career, when I decided I needed to make some hard choices about my life.

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