Profiles

Meagan Vicens
Advertising Student
Get to know some of our College of Media students! Meagan Vicens is a Class of 2022 advertising major. What made you want to major in advertising and how did it meet your expectations?  I wanted to major in advertising as it allowed me the freedom to follow my passions while working towards my… Read More
Pai
Advertising Student
Get to know some of our College of Media students! Aniruddha Pai is a Class of 2023 computer science + advertising major. What excited you about majoring in CS + Advertising? I always wanted to study computer science, but I wanted to do something unique and exciting. I stumbled across this unique… Read More
Patrick Vargas
Advertising Faculty
Get to know some of our College of Media faculty! Patrick Vargas is a professor of advertising. He currently teaches Advertising Research Methods (ADV 281), Psychology of Advertising (ADV 478), and sometimes a graduate-level research or seminar class.  What is your research interest?  I study… Read More
Greta Prepejchal
Advertising Student
Get to know some of our College of Media students! Greta Prepejchal is a Class of 2025 advertising major. What excited you the most about majoring in advertising? Advertising is a flexible major. Advertising majors are able to choose their own path by picking courses that they are interested in… Read More
Novelli
Advertising Student
Get to know some of our College of Media students! Matthew Novelli is a Class of 2022 computer science + advertising major. What excited you about majoring in CS + Advertising? I am interested in both fields of computer science and advertising. I think CS + Advertising is the future of the… Read More
Her Campus at Illinois stories
Advertising Student
Q&A with Christine Chustak, Advertising Student President of Her Campus at Illinois What does Her Campus do?  Her Campus is the number one online magazine for college women. They focus on all things health, beauty, skincare, fitness, and more. As Christine said, “It is basically a girl’s… Read More
AAF at Illinois
Advertising Student
Q&A with Annee Mattson, Advertising Student Chief Community Engagement Officer for American Advertising Federation at Illinois What does your RSO do?  At the most basic level, AAF is an agency for anyone interested in the advertising industry. As a whole, AAF allows students to see what they… Read More
Amanda Mabry-Flynn
Advertising Faculty
Dr. Amanda Mabry-Flynn's passion for advertising research developed while earning her Master of Public Health with a focus on public health marketing and communication. She was interested in understanding how advertising theory and practice could be applied to improve public health marketing… Read More
Alexis Simmons
Advertising Student
Alexis Simmons is a true Illini leader. The senior from Danville, Ill., has already done it all: She’s the president of Student Alumni Ambassadors, a media intern at the Division of General Studies, Fred H. Turner Fellow in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, and much more. But… Read More
Nick Ciffone
Advertising Alumni
Nick Ciffone (BS ’10 advertising and English) received the Illini Comeback Award during Homecoming Week last week. The University of Illinois Alumni Association invites back a group of successful alumni each year for Homecoming in order to meet with current students to talk about their careers,… Read More