A Pirate’s Life

A Pirate’s Life is a weekly series of blog posts written by students, detailing life as a Pirate in the College of Business. Read along and discover what it takes to be a successful undergraduate and graduate student in the College of Business.

Click on the authors’ names below to read their posts.

 Madison Parsons


Hi my name is Madison and I am currently a junior at East Carolina, studying Business Marketing. I am from Charlotte, N.C. and have hope for returning there after graduating from college.  I have had marketing internships with Microsoft Windows and currently have an internship with Suddenlink Communications in the marketing department.

This semester I will be writing a blog once a week. Each week I will be talking about what it’s like to be a junior in the College of Business along with what I do at my internship.

Corey  Pulido

I was born in Morehead City, North Carolina and lived in Swansboro until age 10. From 10 to 16, I lived in Japan on a military base. In 2004, I graduated from New Bern High School. For the past 10 years, I have worked at Lowes Home Improvement and slowly earned my undergraduate degree from ECU. In December 2013, I graduated with a BSBA in Management, and in January 2014 started the MBA program. I have yet to decide on a concentration as I find comfort in keeping my options open, waiting to see what the future holds for me.

When I am not studying, I enjoy cooking almost as much as I enjoy eating. The remainder of my spare time is spent working out and watching movies with my wife, Jordan, and my dog Scarlet. I am supported by my family, my wonderful wife, her family, and my dog.


 Katie Bellino

I’m Katie and I am in my third year at East Carolina, studying Business Marketing for my undergraduate degree. I grew up in Raleigh, but have high hopes for life after college in a city like New York, Atlanta or San Francisco. I have a love for all things fashion, travel, dogs, and my Kindle. I intend to pursue a career in advertising after college, my focus being on the account management sector.

I will be writing a weekly blog about my life in ECU’s College of Business, and  the ups and downs that entails.



 Haley Nowlin

I am Haley, an undergraduate senior Business Marketing Major from Raleigh, NC.

This semester, I will be writing a blog post once a week about the ins and outs of my everyday college experience.