The Graduate Assistants coordinate the Financial Cents program and oversee the Peer Educators. They work together to help educate the NIU Community on the importance of financial literacy.
Financial Cents Peer Educators assist peers with understanding the importance of financial planning and money management during their college career and beyond.
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Paul joined the OSAS team as a graduate assistant in September of 2013. Paul completed his B.S. in Exercise Science from Eastern Illinois University and his M.S. from NIU in 2008. Paul is currently pursuing his Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) at NIU.
Paul previously held a graduate assistant position at the NIU Student Recreation Center where he was responsible for intramural sports and sport clubs. After graduating, Paul worked at Rawlings Sporting Goods for 5 years where he held the position of Brand Marketing Manager. He was responsible for Rawlings' social media and business to consumer advertising.
Paul loves being active and his hobbies include playing sports, skiing, weightlifting, and spending time with his wife and daughter.
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Nilay started with OSAS as a Graduate Assistant from May 2013, Nilay completed his B.S. in Marketing from NIU in 2012 with a Certificate in Advanced Professional Selling. He worked for General Motors for about a year as an analyst before coming back to complete his MBA. His professional goal is to become an entrepreneur.
During his time as an undergraduate, Nilay was an active member of American Marketing Association and Collegiate Sales Advisory Board leading student teams to various internship and job fairs.
Nilay loves to play Soccer and Volleyball and likes to catch up with friends on weekends.