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Student Profiles


Donald Bauer Jr., Class of 2014

  • Double majoring in Marketing and Information Systems & Information Technology
  • Interned at the Canopy Club, Summer Camp Music Festival, Protiviti, Inc.
  • Will be starting full-time in August 2014 in San Francisco
  • Participated in Star Course (Senior Manager and Finance Junior Manager), Business Council (Athletics Coordinator and Publications Chair), SCNO (Consultant), Alternative Spring Break 201
  • Business 101 Section Leader, James Scholar, Dean's List

Jacob Kinsler, Class of 2014

  • Majoring in Finance
  • Interned at Wells Fargo and will be starting there full-time in July 2014
  • Participated in Delta Sigma Pi (President, VP Pledge Education, Chancellor), OTCR Consulting (Consultant)
  • Business Honors Buddy Program, Business 101 Section Leader, James Scholar, Dean's List

"When I was twelve years old, I went to Australia as part of the USA bowling team."

Annie Wang, Class of 2014

  • Majoring in Accountancy
  • Interned at PwC Summer of 2013, Caterpillar Summer of 2012, Merrill Lynch Summer of 2011
  • Participated as Teaching Assistant, SCNO (Senior Management, VP of Development, Director of HR, Project Manager, Consultant, Co-Founder), Phi Chi Theta (Pledge Professional Trainer, Faculty Relations Chair)
  • Business 101 Section Leader, Campus Honors, James Scholar, Dean's List

"I have been on every continent except for Africa and Antarctica."

Alexa Chavez, Class of 2015

  • Majoring in Finance, Minoring in German
  • Accepted an internship offer at ConAgra in Finance starting May 2014
  • Interned at Ariel Investments in Mutual Fund Marketing Summer 2012, Women Win Summer 2010
  • Participated in Business International Exchange Network, Varsity Women's Swimming & Diving Team, Student Equine Emergency and Rehabilitation Society, Business Enrichment Academy Mentorship Program (co-founder)
  • James Scholar
  • Studying abroad in Vienna, Austria for the Spring 2014 semester; have previously studied/worked in Turkey, Germany, and the Netherlands

Patrick Crowling, Class of 2015

  • Majoring in Supply Chain Management
  • Interned for Network & Capital Planning at Union Pacific Railroad
  • Participated in Illini Railroad Club (President), Business 101 Teaching Assistant, Phi Sigma Kappa (Scholarship Chair), Phi Chi Theta (Pledge Social Coordinator)
  • James Scholar

"My biggest achievement to date is securing my summer 2013 internship with Union Pacific. It was a company for whom I had always been interested in working, not just a random company who happened to give offers to sophomores. Seeing all my hard work pay off was an energizing feeling and it reaffirmed in me the importance of investing yourself in your coursework and holding leadership positions around campus."

Rachel Kamenir, Class of 2015

  • Majoring in Accountancy
  • Accepted full-time at PwC in Forensic Services Advisory starting August 2014
  • Interned at PwC in Assurance Summer 2013, Mowery & Schoenfeld in 2012, Hillel Foundation at the University of Illinois January 2012 to December 2013
  • Participated in Business Council (Professional Development Chair), Business Honors Student Board (Mentorship Chair), PwC xACT Case Competition (3rd Place out of 30 Illinois Teams), Business Ambassadors Program
  • James Scholar, Dean's List
  • Graduated three semesters early (December 2013) with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy degree

Tanaya Bhardwaj, Class of 2016

  • Double majoring in Finance and Supply Chain Management
  • Will be a Pathways Intern at the Johnson Space center for NASA, three semester internship rotation (spring and two summers), and will be in Houston, TX spring of 2014 for the first finance rotation
  • Participated in Alpha Kappa Psi, Global Business Brigades (Tech chair, created website, went to Panama for global consulting opportunity), OTCR Consulting, Moneythink Mentoring (Tutor at local high schools and teached kids basic financial literacy skills)

"My biggest advice to anyone out there is to do what you love and love what you do. College is about discovering and cultivating your passions and you don't have to know what you're doing 100% of the time. You never know where life will take you, but it will be on you to make the most of all the opportunities that come your way. Just know, it's o.k. to be different and create your own unique path; after all, it's the ones that aim high, push boundaries, and dare to dream that ultimately go the furthest in life."

Alison Mo, Class of 2016

  • Works part-time at Nordstrom as a Sales Associate
  • Interned at SONY Electronics
  • Participated in Enactus (Director of Marketing), Alpha Kappa Psi, American Advertising Federation (NSAC), Business Career Services Desk Assistant
  • James Scholar

Mandy Pan, Class of 2016

  • Majoring in Accountancy
  • Interned at Ningbo, China at Shinyway International teaching English
  • Participated in Delta Sigma Pi (Webmaster Chair), Enactus (Project Associate for Next Generation Partnerships), Thomas Paine Elementary School (Tutor), Business Honors Mentorship Program
  • James Scholar

"I live with two education majors and an MCB major!"