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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 transferring, SWB mentors can help.
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. In addition to our exec board, our mentors are made up of elite members who are active on campus.

Find your match!

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

What makes us different?

Learn a little more about each of our Fall 2021 mentors and feel free to reach out to anyone listed! 

Cansas Buckalew

Senior: Supply Chain Management
Experiences: Supply Chain Internship at Uline, Leadership Summit with Walmart, Gies Admissions Ambassadors & Women in Finance

Career Goals: Healthcare product distribution

Ask me about: Interviewing, Picking your major

Contact: swb.cansas@gmail.com

Megan Sek

Senior: Advertising
Experiences: Marketing Internship Summer 2020, Operations Internship Summer 2020, SWB Exec 2020 and 2021, BADM TA

Career Goals: Marketing or Advertising

Ask me about: Interviewing, Picking your major

Contact: swb.megan@gmail.com

Adelaide Hindsley

Senior: Communications and French
Experiences: Academic research, Medix  Recruiter, Card Integrity Intern Manager, Illinois Geological Survey

Career Goals: I plan on working for a global consulting firm after graduation

Ask me about: Interviewing, Picking your major, Campus research, resume review, handshake

Contact: ah14@illinois.edu

Christina Tomala

Senior: Accounting
Experiences: Engineering Plus Accounting Intern, Wipfli Aspiring Leaders Program, Borgen Project HR Intern, KPMG Chicago Tax Intern, Illinois Women's Club Softball Vice President

Career Goals:  Starting as a Tax Associate at KPMG Chicago next Fall, career goal - become a CPA

Ask me about: Interviewing, Picking your major, Accounting, Tax, Internships

Contact: ctomala2@illinois.edu

Aliyah Mohiuddin

Senior: Information Systems and Marketing
Experiences: Signify- Product Marketing Intern, Protiviti- IT Audit Consulting Intern, CALA-Marketing Intern, Synchrony Externship, Deloitte Consulting Leadership Conference, Discover Leadership Program, Muslim Students Association, Gies Ambassador

Career Goals: Consulting and Law school

Ask me about: Interviewing, Picking your major

Contact: swb.aliyah@gmail.com

Sabrina Leon

Junior: Marketing and Information Systems
Experiences: The Career Center Social Media and Digital Communications Intern, Victoria's Secret PINK Digital Production Intern, Marketing Consultant Intern at PPEConnector, Member and Mentor - Beta Alpha Psi,  Administration Director - Alpha Xi Delta

Career Goals: I want to work within the marketing field for consumer brands or retail!

Ask me about: Interviewing, Resume Edits, Finding Internships, Marketing Experience

Contact: swb.sabrina@gmail.com

 Emma Korp

Junior: Accounting and Finance
Experiences: Baker Tilly Summer 2021 Spotlight Program, Claro Health Care Spring 2021 Case Competition (2nd place team), I-STAR, Gies Ambassador, Phi Eta Sigma

Career Goals:  Obtain my CPA, auditing

Ask me about: Leadership Conferences, Picking your major, ICT

Contact: enkorp2@illinois.edu

 Janey Schlicksup

Junior: Marketing
Experiences: Marketing Intern and Social Media Assistant Converse Marketing, Inc., Phi Eta Sigma, The Women's Network, Illini Pride, 

Career Goals:  I am thinking marketing manager or creative director.

Ask me about: ICT

Contact: vjs3@illinois.edu

Hanna Schmitt

Junior: Information Systems and Marketing
Experiences: Schneider Electric Summer 2021 Sales and Marketing Program, current BUS 101 Section Leader and UI Ice Arena Customer Service Assistant, member of AMA, Gies Admissions Ambassador

Career Goals:  Either a business consultant or business analyst

Ask me about: Picking your major, Developing leadership in on-campus jobs, planning course schedules

Contact: hannals2@illinois.edu

Caroline Oczachowski

Senior: Accounting and Finance
Experiences: Private Equity Internship, accepted FT investment banking offer

Career Goals:  Investment Banking

Ask me about: Interviewing, INVESTMENT BANKING RECRUITMENT

Contact: coczac2@illinois.edu

Rachel Tang

Junior: Information Systems and Marketing
Experiences: June-December Internship (Project Management), AIS, Ascend

Career Goals: Product Marketing Management

Ask me about: Interviewing, Picking your major, ICT

Contact: rtang26@illinois.edu

Elle Jenkins

Junior: Finance and Information Systems
Experiences: Finance Internship at Sedgwick, University of Illinois football team Assistant Recruiter, Kappa Alpha Theta,Rho Epsilon Real Estate Fraternity, and Pinky Swear PACK

Career Goals: I want to go into either investment banking or consulting for a couple years and then go into real estate

Ask me about: Picking your major

Contact: ellehj2@illinois.edu

Abigail Murray

Senior: Marketing and General Management
Experiences: Marketing internship - olive tree work,  Leadership internship -Upkey,  Professional development - Goldman Sachs, AMA, Gies Ambassador, Campus ministry

Career Goals: Consulting or marketing agency focusing in Strategy

Ask me about: Picking your major, ICT

Contact: amurray5@illinois.edu

Isabella Soriano

Junior: Accounting and General Management
Experiences: Protiviti Summer Leadership Conference, Residential Advisor in the Business LLC, Accounting Club, Gies Ambassadors

Career Goals: Potentially sit for CPA, work in internal audit and/or consulting

Ask me about: Interviewing, Leadership Conferences, Picking your major

Contact: ijs3@illinois.edu

Archi Patel

Junior: Accounting and Information Systems
Experiences: Sleeman Leadership Conference, Deloitte Consulting Leadership Conference, ACCY 201/202 Tutor, BADM 320 TA/Grader, SWB - Service Chair, SWB - Internal Relations Chair, Summer 2021 Accounting Research Assistant, Ghungroo Dance Company, Accounting Club

Career Goals: Become a CPA

Ask me about: Picking your major, Getting Involved on Campus, Resume Reviews

Contact: archisp2@illinois.edu

Lilly Hicks

Junior: Information Systems and Operations Management
Experiences: IAT Insurance Group Operations Intern, Protiviti Leadership Conference, Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society, Kappa Delta Sorority

Career Goals: Consulting in Chicago

Ask me about: Leadership Conferences, Picking your major, LinkedIn, Time Management

Contact: lillysh2@illinois.edu

Sierra Carder

Junior: Information Systems and Operations Management
Experiences: IBC, Underwater Hockey

Career Goals: Data/Business analytics, project management

Ask me about: Interviewing, Picking your major, IBC, using Handshake

Contact: scarder2@illinois.edu

Leslie Mendoza

Junior: Supply Chain Management
Experiences: Leadership conference with PepsiCo, Gies registration guide, ALPFA (fundraising committee)

Career Goals: Working in something related to supply chain

Ask me about: ICT

Contact: Lmendo30@illinois.edu

Aleks Ilieva

Junior: Finance and Marketing
Experiences: Product Analyst Internship, VP of Membership & PR for Beta Gamma Sigma, Gies Ambassadors, Member of Phi Eta Sigma

Career Goals: Exploring Marketing Roles for this summer

Ask me about: ICT, Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society, Getting Involved on Campus

Contact: ailieva2@illinois.edu

Rachel Lucus

Senior: Accounting
Experiences: Busy season audit internship at Crowe,  summer audit internship at RSM, BP sophomore experience,  Wipfli leadership program, Accy Club. Star Course concert committee

Career Goals: Going into public accounting on an audit track. I plan to take the CPA after graduation.

Ask me about: Interviewing, Picking your major, internship prep, resume reviews, adjusting to campus

Contact: rlucas8@illinois.edu


Request a Topic

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 facilitate conversations, feel free to reach out directly to anyone you are interested in speaking with]

Examples of topics to request include: ICT, consulting, specific career interests, applying to SCM ect. 

Please note: all mentors have been trained to do resume reviews and mock interviews 

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