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Meet your mentor

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 Spring 2024 mentors and feel free to reach out to anyone listed!

Ella Kocher

Junior: Information Systems & Marketing
Experiences: Marketing intern with State Farm, Marketing Communications intern with CDK Global, Incoming Technology Consulting intern with Protiviti, past SWB Exec Board member, ICG and AMA

Career Goals: Technology Consulting or Product Marketing

Ask me about: Behavioral and Case Interviews, Resume Help, Internship Recruitment, Career Goals, Campus Involvements


Isabel Lee

Senior: Information Systems & Finance
Experiences: Illinois Enactus, Ascend, Expedia Inc Internship, Amwins Specialty Casualty Insurance Internship, Crowe Case Comps

Career Goals: Sustainable and Cyclical business practice, Healthcare

Ask me about: Houseplants, Baking, Crocheting, Half Marathons


Haydyn Hartwig

Junior: Finance
Experiences: Claims Intern at Bitco Insurance Companies, Ambassador of Illini CHAARG, Phi Eta Sigma, James Scholar, Senior Desk Clerk for GUD Housing

Career Goals: MBA program then entrepreneurship or working with data/statistics

Ask me about: ICT, Resume Review, Internships, Leadership Conferences, Course Scheduling, RSO Involvement


Suzanne Gervasio

Junior: Marketing
Experiences: Digital Marketing Intern- DCC Marketing, Recruiting/Marketing Intern- Selective Search, Marketing Intern- Green Street Realty

Career Goals: Recruiting or Marketing

Ask me about: Studying Abroad in Madrid, Behavioral interview and Case interviews


Lindsey Gierek

Junior: Information Systems & Operations Management
Experiences: Summer 2023 OptumRx Technology Development Intern, Gies Peer Advising Team Lead, BADM 211 Teacher Assistant, James Scholar, Phi Eta Sigma

Career Goals: Increase efficiency in manufacturing processes (with an emphasis on using data)

Ask me about: Internships, Class Schedules, Picking a Major, Gies Peer Advising, Becoming a TA


Amy Blicharski

Junior: Organizational Psychology
Experiences: U.S. Renal Care - Business Analyst Internship

Career Goals: Business Analyst, Project Management, Digital Marketing

Ask me about: Course selection, Behavioral Interviews, Email/Resume Formalities and Etiquette, Internship Preparation


Kamila Trela

Senior: Information Systems & Marketing
Experiences: United Airlines Customer Strategy and Innovation Intern, Falcon Insurance Group Administrative Intern, Business Council, Gies Ambassadors, Deans Student Advisory Board, Illinois Consulting Group, SWB Mentor

Career Goals: Find fulfillment through my work while making a positive impact in the consulting, beauty marketing, or data analytics field.

Ask me about: Studying Abroad in Milan, Italy and Interview Prep


Delaney Feller

Sophomore: Accounting & Strategic Business Development and Entrepreneurship
Experiences: Marketing Assistant for Illinois Athletics, Audit Intern at SKDO, P.C., Incoming Business Tax Intern with Baker Tilly

Career Goals: Obtain my CPA, start out in public accounting, and switch to private account in the retail or manufacturing industry!

Ask me about: Choosing a major, Resumes, Behavioral Interviews, Recruitment Process, Internships in public accounting and, specifically, sports marketing


Anna Kriegbaum

Senior: Accounting
Experiences: Indirect Tax Intern at Stericycle, William Blair Bridge to Investment Banking Program

Career Goals: Masters in Accounting During 4th Year, Passing CPA Exam, Working in Banking/ Asset Management

Ask me about: Behavioral & Banking Interview Prep, Accounting Coursework, Resume Advice, Course Planning


Mia Scopacasa

Junior: Health Administration, Business Minor
Experiences: Phi Eta Sigma, Future Health Care Executives, Woman's Leadership Conference

Career Goals: Pursue a Masters Degree and Manage a Hospital

Ask me about: Internships, Behavioral and Case Interviews, Career in Healthcare Administration, Resume Review


Abby Tiu

Senior: Information Systems & Marketing
Experiences: NBCUniversal Content & Consumer Insights Intern, Social Media Intern, The Daily Illini, Star Course Concert Committee, James Scholar Program, BADM grader

Career Goals: Work in Marketing for a Media/Entertainment Company

Ask me about: ICT, Internships, Marketing Experience, Resume Review


Nicole Herrera

Senior: Marketing
Experiences: Previous VP Membership for SWB, Direct Marketing Intern at Discover Financial Services, Management Trainee at Enterprise-Rent-A-Car, Leadership conferences (Amazon Ads & Deloitte), ALPFA and The Sazon Collective (I run the Instagram page!)

Career Goals: Work in Brand Management, Social Media Marketing, or Marketing Strategy.

Ask me about: Linkedin, Marketing, Resumes


Helen Georgitsos

Senior: Finance & Political Science
Experiences: Incoming Business Development Intern; Pre-Law Honors Society; Hellenic Student Association; Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society

Career Goals: Practicing corporate law

Ask me about: ICT; resume reviews; course planning and recommendations; getting involved on campus; behavioral interviews


Julia Flaishaker

Junior: Accounting
Experiences: Lawter Inc - Finance Intern, Optiver US - Accounting Intern, future KPMG Audit Intern 

Career Goals: CPA, Public Accounting

Ask me about: Hiking, Running, Reading, Workout Classes, Country Concerts


Katelyn Edmier

Junior: Accounting
Experiences: Incoming 2024 Crowe Intern, Irwin Academics Student Support Assistant, Statistics 100 Proctor, Accounting Club

Career Goals: MAS Program, CPA, Public Accounting

Ask me about: Interview Process, Resumes, Course Schedules, Campus Involvement


Brianna Cheung

Junior: Accounting, Strategy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
Experiences: Deal Advisory and Strategy at KPMG, Claro Healthcare Case Competition, EntreCORPS Consulting, Illinois Consulting Academy, Illini Blockchain, Gies Peer Advising, James Scholar Program

Career Goals: Management/Tech Consulting

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


Emma Huget

Junior: Advertising
Experiences: Global Seeds Communications Intern at Syngenta Seeds 2023, Communications Vice President for Alpha Xi Delta, Communications Intern at Plante Moran 

Career Goals: To become an Account Executive for any company I really like (Coca-Cola, Sephora, Lululemon, etc.)

Ask me about: Resumes, interview tips, internship experience, internship search


Kristen Brachmann

Junior: Economics
Experiences: Argonne National Laboratory Internship, Shankland Financials Shadow, Protiviti Intern 2024

Career Goals: I want to work in consulting and interested in doing something with law

Ask me about: Resumes, interview tips, internship experience, internship search


Kelly Lupa

Senior: Finance
Experiences: Marketing Intern at the Gallery Girls, Polish Club, Volunteer Illini Projects, James Scholar Honors Program, Tau Sigma National Honor Society.  

Career Goals: After gaining experience working I would like to eventually open my own wealth management firm

Ask me about: Resumes, interview tips, internship experience, internship search


Mary Wall

Junior: General Management
Experiences: Northwestern Mutual: Restaurant, Operations, Meetings & Events Intern

Career Goals: Retail management, Human Resources, or Event Planning

Ask me about: ICT, interviews, resume review, finding internships, class selection


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You will be matched with a mentor

Any questions can be directed to 

[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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