Illinois Business Council

Drew Danko: New Member Monday (Week 9)

Why did you decide to join BC?

Drew: I wanted to join an organization that would help me network in the business world, but I quickly realized that BC was much more about finding a large group of friends that I would spend time with for the next four years.   

Lucy: I decided to join BC because of their motto “Where Success Comes Standard”. I wanted to join a very friendly, sociable group of students who are also very professional and inspiring. Ultimately, I wanted to be surrounded by motivational, driven individuals.

Joe:  I am really interested in the Hoeft Technology and Management minor, so I wanted to explore more of what business had to offer. Being an engineering major, none of my courses showed that side of the professional world. I wanted to gain a better understanding of what I could do with that and meet more people who had a business background.

What has been your favorite moment of BC so far?

Drew: My favorite moment was seeing that we raised over $1,300 for our new member capstone event. It was really awesome to see that we had put in so much effort to raise that much money for Bruce’s Legacy.

Lucy: My favorite BC moment thus far was the new member retreat. I loved getting to know everyone in the Council. The games were really fun, and the burgers were delicious!

Joe: The new member retreat, that was when we really got to know each other and hear the seniors talk.

What are you studying and why?

Drew: I am in the College of Business, but I am currently undecided. I am considering supply chain management and finance because I am interested in going into consulting or working in investment banking somewhere on the east coast when I am older.

Lucy: I am currently a marketing major in the College of Business. I chose marketing because I love socializing with people, and I hope it allows me to travel the world in my future.

Joe: Mechanical engineering, I chose that because I really like physics and art, and mechanical engineering is a good combination of both. Especially if I went in the direction of product design.

What else are you involved with on campus?

Drew: I am a part of the Illinois Consulting Academy and I am also working as a student ambassador for the College of Business next semester. Additionally, next year I will be a section leader for Business 101.

Lucy: Over the summer, I was an orientation leader for the Office of New Student Programs. Currently, I am also involved with a Latino business organization called ALPFA (The Association of Latino Professionals for America). I was the Alumni Relations Chair for ALPFA, but I just got elected into my new role as the External Vice President for this organization. Lastly, I am a tutor for America Reads/America Counts, and I recently got the offer to be a Business 101 Section Leader.

Joe: I am on the Formula Motor Sports team, where we design, build, and compete with a formula style racecar. I am also in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, we just work to improve the mechanical engineering school.  I am also a member of the Phi Kappa Psi social fraternity.

What are you looking forward to within BC?

Drew: I am looking forward to being a leader within the Council as the publications chair. I am looking forward to getting to know the new member classes to come as well as growing even closer with my new member class over the next few years.

Lucy: Within BC, I look forward to attending more events and getting know more people within the Council.

Joe: I am looking forward to getting more new members and getting more people in our family.

Drew Danko: New Member Monday (Week 9)

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