Our Alumni Mentors
Our alumni are always willing to give back to students. They are open to helping with networking, resume review, interviewing, and career advice.
Sprout Social: Sales Development Manager
Meet Jake Boria! He graduated from DePaul's undergraduate program in 2017 with a Major in Marketing with a Sales Leadership concentration. During his time at DePaul, Jake interned with Program Partners, 3M and Colgate. After graduation, Jake jumped into the Chicago tech scene by starting as a Sales Development Representative at Sprout Social. During his 6 years at Sprout, Jake has worked as an Account Executive and now manages one of their Business Development teams. Sprout Social is an all-in-one social media management platform that helps organizations across the globe reach their full potential on social.
Jake has a passion for coaching and developing talent and is open to helping students with career guidance, interviewing prep and networking!
Contact Jake: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cisco: Global Account Manager
Meet Gracie! After completing 2.5 years of her declared Biology degree, Gracie found herself pondering how she could blend her love for STEM with a future career outside medicine. It was then that Gracie consulted with the excellent mentors and program directors at the CSL to declare a minor in Sales Leadership. Gracie served as an inaugural CSL Ambassador in 2015-2016 and was hired into 3M’’s coveted Frontline Sales Program in the Food Safety division. Upon graduation, she began her professional career with 3M Food Safety and later with Intuitive Surgical selling medical device solutions in the Raleigh-Durham markets. Gracie is currently a Global Account Manager at Cisco Systems, managing a Fortune 100 business relationship for Cisco. Through her journey in both the College of Business and Health and Sciences, Gracie highly valued the development and focus of exceptional communication and business skills that she credits her successful career in sales in different STEM industries. Gracie motivates her mentees to think out of the box and get creative to differentiate themselves to their customers and their companies.
Gracie is open to helping students with networking, interviewing and industry specific careers and opportunities.
Contact Gracie: email@example.com
ADP: Enterprise Sales Manager
Meet Jeremy Paul! A dynamic professional with an exceptional ability to establish rapid rapport with customers. Jeremy graduated from DePaul University in 2015 with a Bachelors of Science in Marketing and a Sales Leadership concentration.
After graduation, Jeremy dived into the corporate world and joined ADP as a Sales Development Representative. With his relentless dedication, he quickly ascended the ranks, becoming an Enterprise Sales Manager. Jeremy's achievements include being selected four times for the President’s Club and twice for Board of Directors, the top award at ADP.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Jeremy brings valuable insights into interviewing for a job, enterprise account management, and customer relationship management. He is open to supporting students with career guidance, interviewing preparation, and networking.
Jeremy is a mentor willing to share his wealth of knowledge with any DePaul student that has the time to connect.
Contact Jeremy: Jeremy.firstname.lastname@example.org
ConAgra: Manager Predictive Services
Meet Alexa Pierropoulos! She graduated from DePaul’s undergrad program in 2016 and also received her MBA from DePaul in the Spring of 2021. Alexa’s undergrad degree is in PR & Advertising with a minor in Sales Leadership and her MBA is concentrated in Marketing. Since her time at DePaul, Alexa has held several CPG roles in category management, insights & strategy, and omni-commerce. Alexa began her career with PepsiCo and learned an immense amount through various roles. She now works for ConAgra where she is an Omni-Commerce manager, helping bridge the gap between in-store and online strategies across various customers. Alexa has a passion for problem solving and innovative thinking while using actionable data and insights.
She is open to helping students with networking and interviewing.
Contact Alexa: Alexa.Pierropoulos@conagra.com
Google Education: Regional K-12 Program Manager
Danielle graduated from DePaul's undergraduate program in 2017 with a double Major in Marketing with a Sales Leadership concentration and Hospitality Leadership. While at DePaul, Danielle interned with The Walt Disney Company, Molson Coors and a local startup. After graduation Danielle spent time continuing to work in the startup space and in April of 2018 transitioned into a Business Development role within Google, where she worked for 2 years and then transitioned to the Google for Education team. Currently Danielle works with mid-sized school districts to help enable technology usage within K-12 districts. Outside of Google Danielle lives with her partner in Chicago and her two dogs, Ellie and Willow! Danielle has a deep passion for learning and helping students thrive; outside of Google you can find her taking a comedy class at Second City or cooking up a fun recipe! Danielle is currently working on getting her MBA at Northwestern in Chicago.
Danielle is open to providing students support such as career guidance, interviewing prep and networking help.
Contact Danielle: email@example.com
3M: Converter Markets Specialist
Meet Mike Thill! He graduated from DePaul in 2013 with a degree in Marketing and Concentration in Sales Leadership. As a direct result of his networking during his time as an undergraduate, he was able to secure a sales internship with 3M, which developed quickly into a full-time sales position. Since joining 3M after graduation, he has have held various sales and marketing roles driving complex sales cycles with our Industrial Adhesives & Tapes Division. In 2019, he returned to DePaul to obtain his MBA with a concentration in Marketing in order to propel his career forward into more of a Portfolio Management role. He has mentored many students since graduating in 2013 and welcome any new connections.
Mike is open to helping with career guidance, resume reviews or interview preparation.
Contact Mike: firstname.lastname@example.org