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.

Caleb Koppelmeyer


Hello, my name is Caleb Koppelmeyer. I’ve recently graduated from ECU with a BSBA in Marketing and am now in my first year as an MBA student in the year 2015. I was born in Greenville, South Carolina and moved to Statesville, North Carolina around the year 2000. I’ve worked on a golf course, in kitchens, and am currently working for the TIO department here at ECU College of Business.

During my free time I enjoy cooking, reading, and learning about something that interests me. I have a huge interest in social media and writing and am proud to be a part of this team. Every Wednesday I will share a post about one of my experiences or something I learned about.

 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.


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