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SWB is full of driven and accomplished students who are always willing to help. Our mentor program serves our members by giving everyone someone to ask questions to whether it is about classes, majors, or internships. SWB mentors are here to help you.
Our mentors have a variety of different experiences so even if you are not assigned to someone, feel free to reach out to ask them questions. Our mentors are made up of elite members and our executive board.

Find your match!

Request a coffee chat! Fill out what you would like to learn about [ie. consulting, leadership conferences, etc.] and our VP of Membership Development will find the best mentor based on your request

What makes us different?

Learn a little more about our Fall 2022 mentors and feel free to reach out to anyone listed! 

Lilly Hicks

Senior: Information Systems & Operations Management, Minor in Leadership Studies
Experiences: James Scholars Program, Kappa Delta Sorority, Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society, Protiviti SLC & Internship, IAT Insurance Group Operations Intern

Career Goals: Business Performance Improvement Consulting

Ask me about: Consulting, Leadership Conferences, Executive Positions, Behavioral Interviews, Course Schedules

Contact: lillysh2@illinois.edu

Emma Korp

Senior: Accounting & Finance
Experiences: Full-Time at Baker Tilly, Baker Tilly Audit Intern, Baker Tilly Leadership Conference, I-STAR, James Scholar, Phi Eta Sigma, 

Career Goals: Public Accounting, Audit

Ask me about: ICT, internships, leadership conferences, careers in accounting


Contact: enkorp2@illinois.edu

Sarah Jiang

Senior: Accounting
Experiences: Business Intern at the SEC, Deals Tax Intern at PwC, Investment Banking Winter Analyst at First Analysis, Synchrony Externship, William Blair Bridge to Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs Virtual Insight Series, Beta Alpha Psi, FACES Consulting

Career Goals: Investment Banking -- M&A transactions

Ask me about: ICT, behavioral interviews, career in public accounting, career in investment banking, spring/fall semester internships

Contact: yuxiaoj3@illinois.edu

Maddy Rodriguez

Junior: Accounting
Experiences: Crowe Summer Leadership Conference, Prospanica Leadership Conference, Gies Business Research Lab, Research Assistant, ALPFA (ICT Mentor), Eastern European Illini (VP), Accounting Club, James Scholar Mentorship Program (Mentor)

Career Goals: I would like to work in Audit in one of the Big 4 accounting firms, preferably in Chicago. I plan to become a CPA as well and hopefully work my way up the corporate ladder before opening up my own firm.

Ask me about: ICT, Interviews, Leadership Conferences, Internships, Involvement on Campus & Resume Review

Contact: mer7@illinois.edu

Amani Laliwala

Junior: Marketing
Experiences: ITW Intern, IBC, Muslim Students Associations

Career Goals: Consulting or Marketing/Sales

Ask me about: Resume Reviews, Interview Prep, RSO Involvement,

Contact: amanitl2@illinois.edu

Sabrina Leon

Senior: Marketing and Information Systems
Experiences: Victoria's Secret Beauty Marketing Intern, The Career Center Social Media and Digital Communications Intern, Victoria's Secret Digital Production Intern, SWB VP Marketing, Beta Alpha Psi, Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, BADM Course Grader

Career Goals: Work in either brand or digital marketing!

Ask me about: Interviews, Resume Review, Finding Internships, Marketing Experience

Contact: syleon2@illinois.edu

Lizette Juarez

Junior: Marketing & Information Systems
Experiences: Marketing Coordinator at Smart Plant and Tree Care - Mobile App Industry, Journey Marketing Intern at Cars.com - Automotive Industry; Non-profit Consulting Extern for PWC, AMA (Consulting Committee), American Advertising Federation, Undergraduate Research Assistant on Consumer Behavior w/ Professor Sarah Ward, Gies Ambassador, partnering with my manager from my past internship doing freelance consulting for client's marketing

Career Goals: Work in Marketing and Consumer& Market insights for a startup tech company.

Ask me about: ICT, behavioral interview prep, resume review, career fair

Contact: ljuarez2@illinois.edu




Brianna Cheung

Sophomore: Accounting & Strategic Business Development and Entrepreneurship
Experiences: Incoming Summer 2023 Intern at KPMG, Deloitte Consulting Leadership Conference, Walgreens Accounting and Finance Job Shadow, EntreCORPS Consulting, Students Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations (SCNO), James Scholar Honors Program

Career Goals: Management/tech consulting, strategic marketing, advisory

Ask me about: Choosing a major, Resumes, Behavioral and Case Interviews, Campus Involvement, Recruitment Process

Contact: bgc2@illinois.edu

Leslie Mendoza

Senior: Supply Chain Management & Marketing 
Experiences: Leadership Conference with PepsiCo, Supply Chain Intern at PepsiCo, ALPHA, Gies Peer Advisor

Career Goals: Work for a Fortune 500 company after graduation and try to transition into working in the tech industry. 

Ask me about: Gies ICT, sample scheduling, finding an internship, resume review

Contact: lmendo30@illinois.edu


Amy Jia

Senior: Accounting & Information Systems
Experiences: Leadership Conferences: Crowe Internships: Caterpillar Corporate Accounting, PwC Management Consulting, BAP, BUS 301, Magelli Project Sourcing, Previously in EntreCORPS, MBSA

Career Goals: Management/Strategy Consulting with more interest in tech industry

Ask me about: How to do behavioral and case interviews, consulting careers, consulting orgs, applying to orgs and resume advice

Contact: amyrj2@illinois.edu

Karissa Liao

Junior: Accounting
Experiences: Accounting Intern (Beyond Limits - Glendale, CA - Summer 2022), Peer Advising

Career Goals: Public Accounting - Audit, Private accounting, CPA

Ask me about: Internships, Resume Review, Course Planning, Behavioral Interviews, Private Accounting Experience

Contact: ksliao2@illinois.edu

Kristen Brachmann

Sophomore: Economics
Experiences: Argonne National Laboratory Internship, Leadership conference, Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority

Career Goals: Working with data, insurance, or finance consulting

Ask me about: Internships, Interview help, picking a major, and professional development.

Contact: kb31@illinois.edu

Archi Patel

Senior: Accounting & Information Systems, Minor in Spanish
Experiences: PwC Tax Intern, Deloitte Consulting Leadership Conference, Sleeman Institute Leadership Conference, ACCY 201/202 Head Tutor, BADM 320 Grader/TA, Past ACCY Research Assistant, James Scholar Program

Career Goals: MAS Program, Accounting - Tax, CPA

Ask me about: Behavioral Interviews, Resume Reviews, Time Management, Course Planning

Contact: archisp2@illinois.edu

Caitlin Wepfer

Sophomore: Finance & Information Systems
Experiences: BMO Harris Bank Intern, Plante Moran Leadership Conference, JPMorgan Sophomore Academy, AKPsi, SCNO

Career Goals: Commercial Banking/Consulting

Ask me about: ICT, resume reviews, Commercial Banking recruiting, mock interviews, email etiquette

Contact: cewepfer@gmail.com

Hanna Schmitt

Senior: Marketing & Information Systems
Experiences: Summer 2022 RSM Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Business Applications Customer Engagement Internship, Schneider Electric Summer 2021 Sales & Marketing Program, BUS 101/302 Course Manager and Section Leader, UI Ice Arena Customer Service Assistant, Gies Ambassadors, American Marketing Association

Career Goals: I will be returning to RSM following graduation as a technology consultant.

Ask me about: Resume reviews, course planning, internship recruitment, getting involved on campus, interview prep

Contact: hannals2@illinois.edu

Alexandra Glinski

Senior: Economics & Communication
Experiences: Kohl's Sophomore Career Expo, Summer 21 Digital Marketing Internship, Spring 22 Communications Department Teaching Intern, Marketing Director for Wishmakers on Campus RSO, American Marketing Association- Member, Communications Teaching Internship

Career Goals: Either consulting or some data/business analytics position

Ask me about: Behavioral interviews, picking your major, resume reviews, and getting involved on campus 

Contact: glinski3@illinois.edu

Aarthi Krishnakumar

Sophomore: Information Systems, Marketing, Pre Law
Experiences: Marketing Internship at First Eigen, HR Internship at OLI, Proctor and Gamble Case Competition Regional Finalist, James Scholar, DSP, IBC

Career Goals: Consulting & Law

Ask me about: ICT, behavioral interviews

Contact: akrish50@illinois.edu

Melanie Quadros

Senior: Accounting & Information Systems
Experiences: Baker Tilly tax internship, Plante Moran Tax, Deloitte Business Tax Services, BADM 310 grader, BAP, previously was an ACCY research assistant and involved in other organizations on campus but not currently involved in this

Career Goals: Starting my career in tax within Big 4

Ask me about: My experience with recruitment, behavioral interviews, getting involved on campus, picking your major, resume reviews

Contact: melanie.quadros04@gmail.com


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You will be matched with a mentor

Any questions can be directed to swb.uofi.membership@gmail.com 

[This is not the only way to set up a coffee chat! Only a way to help facilitate conversations, feel free to reach out directly to anyone you are interested in speaking with]

Examples of topics to request include: ICT, mock interviews, specific career and major interests, etc. 

Please Note: All mentors have been trained to do resume reviews and mock interviews 

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