Mary Kate Malone | Aug. 23, 2013 | Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters
While buried in work at a large New York City law firm in the late 1990s, then-28-year-old Peter Bevacqua penned a letter to United States Golf Association, asking for a job.
“I was working one of those crazy stretches when I hadn’t gone home in four days other than to take a shower and change my clothes,” recalls Bevacqua ’93. “I was learning a lot but I wasn’t loving it, and I said to myself, ‘I’ve got to pursue my passion.’”
Almost 11 months passed with no response, Bevacqua assumed they had pitched his letter. But then he got a phone call inviting him to interview for the organization’s in-house lawyer position. He rented a car, drove from New York to Far Hills, N.J. and landed the job.