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Our Social Media Team

The Social Media Interns @BusinessISU are connected, involved current students who are leaders in our community, convey a wealth of accurate knowledge about the College of Business (COB), span a wide variety of academic focuses and co-curricular interests, and are passionate about social media. These students are your “online tour guides” for both the undergraduate and graduate schools.

Elizabeth Altpeter

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Hi! My name is Elizabeth Altpeter, and I am a current senior studying Integrated Marketing Communications and Psychology. I am from Cary, Illinois, a smaller town in the suburbs of Chicago. 

In my time here at ISU, the organizations that have left a lasting impact on me have been Business Week and Women In Business. These student organizations have helped me spread my wings in the College of Business, and I am beyond excited to see the work I will complete as a Social Media Intern!

In my free time, you can usually find me at the gym! Weightlifting and fitness have been a huge passion of mine since the beginning of college. I also enjoy learning new hobbies like film photography, crocheting, and more. Growing as a Business Bird has taught me that learning and curiosity is vital both inside and outside of the classroom."

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Edwin Brkic

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Greetings! My name is Edwin Brkic. I am from Park Ridge, Illinois a northwest suburb of Chicago. I am a Junior majoring in Marketing with sequences in Integrated Marketing Communications and Advanced Analytics.

I am also involved in other RSO's including Business Week where I am the Vice President of Marketing. I am also a part of Alpha Kappa Psi and American Marketing Association. A few fun facts about me: My favorite restaurants are Raising Cane's and Chipotle. I am 100% Bosnian. I cannot stand coffee.

Finally, I was last year's recipient of the Connie Krug Award. This is my third year on the social media team (time sure flies). If you see me around the atrium feel free to say hello and ask for a 5QT!

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Hayleigh Brokaw

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Hello, my name is Hayleigh! This is my third and final year on the COB Social Media Team and I could not be more excited! I am a Business Administration major with a minor in Communication Studies, and love the College of Business.

I am hoping to pursue a future career as a paralegal in Business Law. One of my favorite tasks on the team is writing our student blogs!

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Ava Kaminski

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My name is Ava Kaminski. I am currently a junior majoring in Marketing with a sequence in integrated marketing communications.

I am currently in Phi Beta Lambda business fraternity and am our recruitment chair.

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Max Marcionetti

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My name is Max Marcionetti and I am a Junior this year! I am from Naperville, Illinois and I am majoring in Marketing with a sequence in Professional Sales. I am the VP of Marketing for PGN a Business Fraternity on campus, and I also am the IBFC Director for SLAB. I have been on the team for two years now and I have enjoyed my time!

For fun, I play ultimate frisbee and disc golf! I chose to attend Illinois State University because I felt welcomed here and the College of Business is outstanding here. Also, I love watching football, baseball, and basketball.

I enjoy social media because you can be creative and engage with your audience. You can bring them valuable information but also make them laugh!

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Janice Nyarko

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Hi everyone! My name is Janice Nyarko, and I am a senior Accounting major here at Illinois State from Chicago, Illinois.

Outside of the social media team, I am involved on campus. I am the president of the National Association of Black Accountants. I am also the Secretary of the African Student Association. I am the Diversity and Inclusion Chair for Business Week and the Vice President of Community Involvement for the Accounting and Finance Women's Alliance.

When I have free time from all the lovely things I do on campus, I love enjoying the nice weather and spending time with family and friends, especially my niece and nephew. I also really enjoy listening to music and dancing, specially Afrobeats.

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Tori Poska

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Hello! My name is Tori Poska and I am from Lockport, Illinois a southwest suburb of Chicago. I am currently a Senior majoring in Marketing with a double sequence in Professional Sales and Data Analytics.

The College of Business has allowed me so many opportunities to grow and develop. It has inspired me to get involved both inside and outside of the college as well. I am involved in many things on campus including Best Buddies, Sales Scholars, Alpha Kappa Psi, and am the President of Business Week.

I love to kayak, hike, and enjoy time outdoors. I am so excited for this school year and can't wait to see everyone back in person for some great events on campus!

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Benji Prendergast

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Hello! My name is Benji Prendergast. I am from a small town in northern Illinois called Sycamore. I am a Senior majoring in Marketing with a sequence in Integrated Marketing Communications and Professional Sales.

I am a part of multiple RSOs, as I am the President of the Student Leadership Advisory Board (SLAB), VP of Professional Development of Business Week, member of Alpha Kappa Psi and Sports Business Society. I am also an Adobe Brand Ambassador for Illinois State.

A few fun facts of mine consist of my favorite football team, the New York Jets, and my favorite baseball team, the Milwaukee Brewers; I am the only person in my family who is left-handed, and I love to create art using Adobe Creative Cloud. I even danced for four years in high school! I look forward to being a part of the social media team and can't wait to contribute in any way I can! Don't be afraid to say hi if you ever see me around!

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Maeve Rattin

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Hi my name is Maeve Rattin! I am Junior here at Illinois State and I am majoring in Integrated Marketing Communications and Advanced Marketing Analytics.

I am apart of Women In Business where I serve as the VP of Marketing and I am also in the sorority Zeta Tau Alpha where I am our philanthropy sponsorship chair.

A bit about me I enjoy running and spending time outdoors!

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Payton Thomas

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I am a Junior Business Marketing major that’s looking to make a difference through meaningful work and experiences.

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Staff Team Members