Management and Marketing
Welcome to the WIU Marketing Club
Learn How to Market Yourself Effectively!
The WIU Marketing Club is an organization designed to give marketing students an opportunity to further enhance their college experience through extracurricular activity within their major field of study, though non-majors are encouraged to join as well. Our organization provides students with the opportunity to explore the practical applications of marketing management, advertising, promotion, and public relations. The club works to arrange guest speaker presentations, career workshops, as well as social and fundraising events. Additionally, members also have the chance to attend various career forums and marketing conferences each year.
Fall 2015 Meetings
Meetings throughout the Fall 2015 semester will take place on Tuesdays from 5:00 - 6:00 pm in Stipes Hall 230.
The WIU Marketing Club is open to all students, regardless of major. We focus on the development of marketing and general business skills.
How to Join
- Print out a copy of the WIU Marketing Club Application (docx)
- Fill out the application and deliver it along with your dues ($25 per semester) to Donna Wiencek in Stipes Hall 420 or bring the application and dues to the next club meeting.
- Last, but not least, come to the meetings and get ready to participate and contribute to our organization!
Constitution and Bylaws
WIU Marketing Club Fundraiser
Water Pong Tournament was a new event for 2013-2014. There were an estimated 24 teams that participated. For the top teams we gave away cash prizes and a pair of homecoming tickets to see 2 Chainz live in concert!
If you have any ideas or suggestions, please contact a board member.
WIU Marketing Club's Past Events
- Chicago American Marketing Association (AMA) Conference
- Peoria Chiefs, Peoria Civic Center, & Embassy Suites tour
- Cramer-Krasselt Marketing Agency tour
- CADMEF Conference at NIU
- Motivation Show and Tour of Synovate (Marketing Research Firm) in Chicago, IL
- St. Louis Regional Conference
- Anheuser-Busch St. Louis Factory Tour and Marketing Intro
- Big Pink Volleyball Tournament for Cancer Research
- Cathy Peters, ARM Property Manager - Urban Innovations - Jefferson House
- Joe Ventimiglia, Division Manager in Chicao for Sierra Forest Products
- Todd Lester, Citizens Bank President
- Shane Mac, Marketing Manager
- Jim Dixon, Dixon Seafood of Peoria
- Julie Smith - Total Quality Logistics
- Keith Ten Brook, Vice President of Mobile Devices - Motorola Inc.
- Don Capener, Founder of "Above The Rim Hoopwear"
- Bruce Western, Recruiter for McDonough District Hospital
- Susan Dobbe of Dobbe Marketing
- John Deere General Manager, Jim Schrempf
- Dodgeball Tournament
- Water Pong Tournament
- Bags for Bigs
- Chili Night
- Speed Dating
- CBTSOC Volleyball Tournament
- XBOX360 Fundraiser Launch
- Bash 'n Pumpkins
- Valentine's Day Fundraising Event
- Diamond Dave's Fundraising Event
- Pizza Hut Fundraiser
We want you to be as informed about the club as possible, so please feel free to contact any of the board members.
The Exectuive Board members are elected by the club. Each E-Board member has specific duties and obligations to do. Below is the current E-Board and their elected positions.
2015 Board Members
- President: Jake Runnion, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vice-President: Aaron Carr, email@example.com
- Secretary: Ryan Denewellis, rj-Denewellis@wiu.edu
- Treasurer: Jimmy Rhode, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Promotions Chair: Bobbi Penn, email@example.com
- Fundraising Chair: Jessica Sedlacek, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Programing Chair: Dino Vitale, email@example.com
- Online Communicator: Sean Wieland, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Community Service Chair: Dan Oshikanlu, email@example.com
Donna Wiencek, Assistant Professor of Marketing (Main Contact)
Office: Stipes Hall 420
Phone: (309) 298-1768
Samit Chakravorti, Associate Professor of Marketing
Office: Stipes Hall 418F
Phone: (309) 298-1341
Shanna Bruer, Visiting Professor of Marketing
Office: Stipes Hall 414I
Phone: (309) 298-1535
Web Resources for Careers and Marketing Research
Collegiate Chapters of The American Marketing Association (AMA)
- Arizona State University
- Northern Illinois University
- University of Michigan, Dearborn
- University of Nebraska, Lincoln
- University of Wisconsin, Stout
- Career Services
- College of Business & Technology
- CBT's MBA Program
- Department of Management & Marketing
- Graduate Studies