Profiles

Mattie Weaver
Advertising Student
Get to know some of our College of Media students! Mattie Weaver is a Class of 2024 advertising major.   Why did majoring in advertising interest you? In high school, there was a class that focused on marketing and advertising. I took it on a whim, and I found that I really enjoyed it. Of course,… Read More
Joshua
Advertising Student
Get to know some of our College of Media students! Joshua Watson is a Class of 2024 advertising major.  What made you decide to major in advertising? When I originally came to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, I was an undeclared student, but I honestly knew that I wanted to go into the… Read More
Carter
Advertising Student
Get to know some of our College of Media students! Carter Smith is a Class of 2024 computer science + advertising major. What led to you choosing computer science + advertising at the University of Illinois? I took computer science classes in high school, and I knew that’s what I wanted to pursue… Read More
Joy
Advertising Student
Get to know some of our College of Media students! Joy Walker is a Class of 2024 advertising major with a minor in public relations. Why did you choose to major in advertising?  I was really interested in the business field as a whole and the more I looked into different degree options, the more… Read More
William Hohe
Advertising Student
Get to know some of our College of Media students! William Hohe, Class of 2025, is pursuing a dual degree in advertising and photography. What made you want to major in advertising? What's your favorite thing about the major?  I chose to major in advertising as a way to complement my studies in… Read More
Danielle Rowaiye
Advertising Student
Get to know some of our College of Media students! Danielle Rowaiye is a Class of 2024 advertising major.  How did you get interested in majoring in advertising?  Growing up, I was always aware that I was a creative person, but not necessarily in the sense that I was the best painter or drawer. I… Read More
Grace Chen
Advertising Alumni
Get to know some of our College of Media alumni. Grace Chen (MS ’10 advertising) is a product manager at Meta.  When did you know that you wanted to study advertising? As a child, I remember being very fascinated with old catalog ads. Throughout my childhood, a lot of advertising consisted of… Read More
Ethan Grinberg
Advertising Student
Get to know some of our College of Media students! Ethan Grinberg is a Class of 2024 computer science + advertising major. What's your favorite thing about the computer science + advertising major? In high school, I knew I had an interest in programming, working with people, and being creative—all… Read More
Jason P. Chambers
Advertising Faculty
Get to know some of our College of Media faculty. Jason P. Chambers is the associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion and associate professor of advertising.  How long have you been a professor at the College of Media? What sparked your interest in teaching advertising? I've been at the… Read More
Peacock
Advertising Faculty
Get to know some of our College of Media faculty. Marisa Peacock has been an advertising lecturer since Fall 2019. What is the best part about advertising? Two things. The first one is simple: Every industry needs advertising—it’s always going to exist. Secondly, advertising is constantly changing… Read More