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Indiana University Bloomington

Center for Brand Leadership

Global Reputation

Consumer Marketing Academy students get internships at companies on the who's who list of brand and retail management.

Consumer Marketing Academy Student Members

Samyukta Markley


On the CMA

My CMA peer coach helped me realize that I have a great story. I have been dancing since I was 5 years old, and that is important in my life and work. There is a mix of creativity and discipline you need in both dance and marketing. You need to stay in step with a lot of people, continually improve, and connect with your audience.

My Bio

Undergrad: Washington University, Marketing and International Business

Hometown: Redding, California

Kelley internship: Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio

Before applying to Kelley, I actually moved to Bloomington with my husband and worked at an Internet marketing agency. I was always working with clients and their brand managers and I realized that I wanted their jobs.

I felt that brand management at Kelley was the way to develop more in-depth business knowledge and expand my professional skills.

I knew that in the CMA I would have the opportunity to get hands-on-learning and lots of interaction with established companies. I anticipated it would give me a great foundation and the skills to be successful.  

All of those expectations have been upheld in my experience here. I’ve gotten the coaching I needed to polish up my strengths and the feedback I needed to develop myself.