The Student Executive Team (SET)

The Student Executive Team (SET) is a group of driven individuals who demonstrate a strong Maverick Mindset and help create COB events and networking opportunities for students to attend. While connecting with faculty and students to advocate for positive change, SET members also promote engagement through COB-offered programs to both current and prospective students. Through weekly team meetings, students brainstorm areas for improvement within the COB as well as host and involve themselves with events such as panels and presentations. Hear from SET members on why you should join the team:

Learn how to apply here

The Student Executive Team posing on the steps in the Centennial Student Union with smiles

Picture of the 2022-2023 SET team

Instagram icon Follow SET on Instagram @cobset

Meet SET 2022-2023

Hometown: Minnetonka, MN

Fun fact about Josie: Josie hopes to visit all 50 states in the US before 25 and she is happily on her way!

Why Josie joined SET: Josie joined SET to further her teamwork skills and improve her leadership skills. Josie says “there are many reasons why one should join the SET Team, but these are the two most important takeaways that I have found beneficial once joining the team.”

Graduation year: 2023

Hometown: Rochester, MN

Fun Fact: "I play the bagpipes!"

Why Aidan joined SET: “I joined SET to be a student advocate for positive change and growth within the COB. I wanted to be involved in creating new opportunities for students and connecting them with the fantastic resources we have on campus. I also wanted a chance to improve my leadership and collaboration skills.”

Graduation year: 2025

Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan

Fun fact: Ibrahim is trilingual.

Why Ibrahim joined SET: “To help diversify and empower the College of Business by expressing international culture through my skillset and showing and promoting global and domestic students that there are unlimited opportunities to help grow and excel, leaving your mark in every step you take.”

Graduation year: 2023

Hometown: Elk River

Fun Fact:  Emily is terrified of all bugs

Why Emily joined SET: "I joined SET to bridge the gap between online and in-person students and provide more transparent communication with events and opportunities within the College of Business."

Graduation year: Spring 2024

Hometown: St. Cloud, MN

Fun Fact:
Joseph is the President of the Business Analytics & Modelers (BAM) Club

Why Joseph joined SET:
“I believe student input is paramount to improving higher education. My goal is to use SET’s platform to further the initiatives I want to see within the COB. Some of these include better preparing students for internships, enhancing curriculum, and pushing for new academic programs within the college (such as SCM and Business Analytics)." 

Graduation year: 2023

Hometown: Ethiopia

Fun Fact: "Shopping is my cardio."

Why Beemnet joined SET: "I joined SET because I am driven to make a positive impact within my college community. I have a robust Maverick Mindset, which means I am dedicated, ambitious, and have the ability to think outside the box. I wanted to be a part of a group of like-minded individuals who share the same passion for creating opportunities and fostering engagement within the college of business."

Graduation year: Spring 2025

Hometown: Austin, MN

Fun fact: Isaac’s family has a childcare center, so he has had 12+ kids in his household ever since he was born.”

Why Isaac joined SET: “I wanted to grow my connections in the COB while also helping the COB grow as a whole.”

Graduation year: 2023

Hometown: New Brighton, MN

Fun Fact: "I am the President of The Herd, an RSO here on campus that is based on the idea of students supporting students in all dimensions of campus life!" 

Why Lauren joined SET: "I joined SET to showcase the amazing resources the COB has to offer to all students at MSU. I also saw SET as a great opportunity to grow my leadership skills and turn my ideas into a reality within the COB." 

Graduation year: Spring 2023


Hometown: Waconia, MN

Fun Fact: "I love to bake, and my favorite thing to make is chocolate chip cookies!"

Why Abby joined SET: "I joined SET because I enjoy being a COB student and am always looking for opportunities where I can be more involved. I want to provide students with real-world experiences and leave a positive impact on the COB."

Graduation year: May 2024

Hometown: Mankato, MN

Fun Fact: "I love to cook. My signature dish is homemade spaghetti and a medium-rare steak. Also, I like GOLF."

Why Victor joined SET: "I joined SET because I want to make the life of COB students a little easier. Also, I want to build and develop professional relationships and polish my teamwork and leadership skills."

Graduation: 2024

Hometown: Waterford, WI

Fun Fact: Emilee owns a Pomeranian puppy named Kida!

Why Emilee joined SET: “I wanted to get more involved within the College of Business and help give students a chance to be more involved.”

Graduation year: 2023

Hometown: Plymouth, Minnesota 

Fun Fact: “I was born In Liberia” 

Why Andrew joined SET: “I joined SET to influence change within the College of Business. But also, to grow and learn from my peers, there’s a saying that no man is an Island and I believe there is a lot I can learn from them to help me grow is an individual.” 

Graduation Year: 2023

Hometown: Arcadia, Wisconsin

Fun Fact: “I am left-handed” 

Why James joined SET: “I joined SET to help influence change in the College of Business and ensure that all students are given opportunities for professional development. I ultimately hope to further develop my leadership skills, expand my network, and provide more opportunities for College of Business students.” 

Graduation year: Spring 2024

Past Members

Manav Mendonça ’22 - Chair Person 
David Alimo ’22 - Chair Person 
Paige Next ’22
Leonardo De Souza ’22
Kevin Perez ’22
Jacob Hess ’22
Nick Eull ’22
Baylee Sorenson ’22
Andrew Kienholz ’22