Student Business Leaders
Create stronger connections between students and the Perdue School of Business by acting as a resource for the students, faculty, and community.
Successful leaders share similar skills and excellence in time management, interpersonal communication, organization, planning, networking, and research/resource gathering. The Student Business Leaders at the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business are chosen because they exhibit such traits and successfully continue to develop them throughout their service to the school.
The roles of our Student Business Leaders vary. They help freshmen students with their transition to college by being available to answer their questions and by assisting at Freshman Orientation. This orientation includes information about the business school and general business student matters.
Our Leaders attend all University Open Houses for future students, making a connection with the students as the school’s representatives. They answer questions the students may have and speak about the business school experience. They also host professional development week, ethics week and National Business Women’s week.
They are expected to help students to better understand the business school academic process and requirements. They refer students to other areas within the university that may assist them. They make friendly contact with all students via email several times during the semester. They participate with community outreach by attending board meetings, job fairs, community leadership events, etc. Additionally, they support our goal to connect with future PSB students by facilitating and hosting University tours for at-risk students from local middle schools.
Our SBLs represent the essence of the Perdue School of Business.
2018-2019 Student Business Leaders
Majors: Management & Marketing
Hello! My name is Jessie Abbott and I am a sophomore at Salisbury University. I am currently double majoring in Management and Marketing and minoring in Finance. I am from Kent Island, Maryland, where I attended Kent Island High School. During the summer I had a marketing internship at the Ocean Downs Casino and was a peer leader on the Algonquin Canoeing trip offered by Salisbury University. The Algonquin trip has shown me how much I love canoeing and being in the outdoors. I enjoy drawing and playing card games in my free time. I am a huge people person and love being able to help people out. I am very excited to be one of the Perdue School Student Business Leaders, so please feel free to introduce yourself, and ask me a question!
Majors: Information Systems & MarketingMinor: Sales
Hello! My name is Kaitlyn Causey and I am a junior at Salisbury University. I am currently majoring in Information Systems and Marketing with a minor in Sales. I am from Montgomery County and attended Northwest High School. I come from a family of seven children and am the third oldest. Over the summer I enjoyed hanging out with my sisters, hiking, kayaking, and editing videos. In addition to being a Perdue Student Business Leader, I am a Resident Assistant in Manokin Residence Hall. I am very friendly, so if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me!
Minor: Information Systems
Hello! My name is Katie Davis and I am a senior at Salisbury University. I am from Frederick County, Maryland, and attended Urbana High School. Currently, I am majoring in Marketing and minoring in Information Systems. Over the summer, I interned with EvolutionCraft Brewing Company working on marketing projects and campaigns. I was also a server at Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar in Ocean City. In addition to being a Student Business Leader, I serve as a MASMI Ambassador for the sales team, and I am the current President of Habitat for Humanity at SU. During my free time, I enjoy volunteering, drawing, and being outdoors. I look forward to serving my second year as a Perdue School Student Business Leader. I am very friendly and approachable, so please do not hesitate to introduce yourself, ask a question, or discuss new ideas.
Majors: Information Systems & Management
Hello everyone! My name is Nick Hubbard and I am a senior double majoring in Information Systems and Management. I am from Hagerstown, Maryland and I chose Salisbury University because of the excellent business school and all the opportunities this school has to offer! Along with being a Student Business Leader, I am President of Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity. I am also a member of the Phi Eta Sigma and Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Societies. I love meeting new people and am very eager to help, so if you ever have any questions feel free to stop me on campus or send me an email!
Majors: Management & Marketing
Hey everyone! My name is Gabrielle Mazzone and I am a senior at Salisbury University. I am a double major in Management and Marketing. I am from Hagerstown, Maryland and in my spare time I love to go for runs, lay on the beach, and surf with my friends. In addition to being a Perdue Student Business Leader, I am a student worker for the Center for Student Achievement. I love being involved with the campus and helping my peers so if you have any questions, or just want to talk, please don't hesitate to contact me!
Majors: Marketing & Environmental Studies
Hi! My name is Brielle McQuiston and I am a sophomore double majoring in Marketing and Environmental Studies and minoring in Spanish. I am also in the Business Honors Program and am an Honors College Ambassador. I am from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and as a transplant to the Lower Eastern Shore, I love learning about my new community through volunteerism! I am President of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Organization, Vice President of Student United Way, and am currently interning for the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore. I love meeting new people, so if you have any questions or want to talk, don’t hesitate to reach out!
Hello! My name is William Niessner and I am a junior studying Management. I am from Winchester, Virginia and here at Salisbury University, I am part of the men’s tennis team. When I am not practicing I am either working at Sea Colony in Bethany Beach where I teach tennis or watching/playing some kind of sport in my free time. I love meeting new people so do not hesitate to say hello or ask me a question! I am very approachable and love to talk! I am beyond excited to serve as a Student Business Leader! Let me know if you have any questions and I will be happy to help!
Majors: Marketing & Philosophy
Hey! My name is Nick Patterson and I am a senior studying Entrepreneurship and Philosophy with a Sales minor. I am from Hagerstown, Maryland and enjoy going to the beach and hanging out with my friends. On campus, I am President of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO), an Entrepreneurial Consultant within the Entrepreneurship Hub, and a member of Sigma Tau Gamma. If you have any questions about entrepreneurship or anything else I am more than happy to help so please do not hesitate to reach out!
Majors: Finance & International Business
Hi everyone! My name is Abby Snow and I’m from Columbia, Maryland. I am currently a junior at Salisbury University. I am in the Thomas E. Bellavance Honors College and am dual majoring in Corporate Finance and International Business, and minoring in Accounting and Spanish. I studied abroad in Málaga, Spain during the 2018 spring semester and am thrilled to have been able to fulfill my dream of studying and living in a Spanish speaking country. On campus, I am a tutor for business courses, a member of Beta Alpha Psi, and an Honors College Ambassador. In my free time, I love to do creative writing and just published my first novel named Resubmerged which was released on June 8, 2018. I love talking and would be willing to answer any questions you have, business related or not. Please feel free to reach out!
Minor: Information Systems
Hi! My name is Erin Wilson and I’m currently a junior majoring in Marketing with a minor in Information Systems. I am from Columbia, South Carolina which is quite a distance from Salisbury. However, I enjoy getting the most out of college by being very involved on campus which makes Salisbury feel like home. I am a Supplemental Instructor for statistics and calculus, a member of Delta Gamma and Phi Eta Sigma, and lastly, a member of Order of Omega as well. Through these organizations, I’ve been able to hold several leadership positions which have helped shape me into the person I am today. I love being able to help others and build relationships with people within the community. I am honored to have been selected as a Student Business Leader and I can’t wait to meet and work with you! Please feel free to contact me at any time with any questions or if you just want to chat!
How to Apply to be a Student Business Leader
Student Business Leaders are hired in the spring for the upcoming academic year. Please contact a current SBL if you are interested in this position.
The application is due no later than TBD to the Dean’s Office (PH 359).