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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 Spring 2023 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


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


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


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


Abby Tiu

Junior: Marketing and Information Systems
Experiences: Social Media Marketing Intern, The Ambassador Program at Nordstrom, The Daily Illini, Star Course Concert Committee, James Scholar Program

Career Goals: Work for a media or production company on their marketing team

Ask me about: Interviews, RSO involvement, Marketing Experience


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


Julia Flaishaker

Sophomore: Accounting
Experiences: Accounting, Lawter, Inc. Finance Intern winter 2022, Kappa Delta Sorority, Illinois Consulting Group, Phi Eta Sigma, Incoming KPMG intern 2024

Career Goals: Pursue Masters in 4th year and take the CPA, Accounting

Ask me about: Interview prep, Accounting intern experience, CPA prep


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


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


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


Nina Fillipek

Senior: Accounting and Finance
Experiences: Grant Thornton: Tax Intern, CBIZ: Tax Intern - Virtual, Zagloba, Administrative Assistant, BAP

Career Goals: Pursuing Masters and CPA, Accounting

Ask me about: Internships, Resume Review, Interview Prep, CPA


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.


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


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


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


Kelly Lupa

Junior: Finance
Experiences: Polish Club

Career Goals: Financial Advisor

Ask me about: Picking your major, resume reviews


Katelyn Buhlig

Senior: Marketing and General Management
Experiences: Von Maur Management Internship and UIUC Gies Admissions Intern, Volunteer Illini Project, James Scholar 

Career Goals: Working in marketing or human resource on the corporate level for a high-fashion retail company

Ask me about: Behavioral interviews, Management experience, picking your major


Sophia Young

Junior: Marketing and Geneneral Management 
Experiences: Marketing Internship at Taylor Corporation, Public Relations Chair of Volunteer Illini Projects, American Marketing Association (Consulting Committee) , Phi Eta Sigma, Beta Gamma Sigma, Active Minds 

Career Goals: Working in DIgital Marketing, Sales, or Consulting

Ask me about: Behavioral interviews, Marketing experience, RSO's to join, picking your major


Request a Topic

You will be matched with a mentor

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[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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