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Top companies from around the nation hire from the Kelley MBA Program, resulting in 100% of our students earning internships and more than 95% receiving job offers within three months of graduation. No wonder in 2012 the Financial Times ranked us fourth in the world for job placement and, based on student votes, Bloomberg Businessweek ranked our career services number one.

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Me, Inc.

The first step to leadership is understanding yourself.



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With Kelley’s Me, Inc., you’ll develop an in-depth understanding of your personal story and how it connects to the next steps in your career even before your classes begin. Me, Inc. starts during orientation with individualized skills you’ll apply throughout your two years at Kelley and beyond. You’ll shape your personal brand, dive into career development, and be on your way to understanding your leadership style. When you meet prospective employers during your first week in class, you’ll be ready.

Through Me, Inc., you will:

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of yourself—your personal brand and how to connect your past experiences to your future goals in a way that resonates with employers.
  • Build mentorship relationships through collaboration and teamwork—a hallmark of your Kelley education. You’ll work with first- and second-year students, getting honest feedback, starting lifelong relationships and taking ownership of your career path.
  • Work one-on-one with career coaches, faculty, and staff for personal, relevant advice on your MBA and career focus.
  • Take a deep dive into your career development and get an introduction to our four-phase DNIP process—discover, network, interview, perform.
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On day one, students meet each other and learn about the program’s expectations. Facilitators prepare students to go on a deep dive exploration of their career path using Kelley’s four-phase DNIP (discover, network , interview, perform) process.Students tell each other about the twists and turns on their journey to Kelley.Collaboration is a hallmark of the program, and students work in small teams to further develop their personal brand story. Students practice honing their personal brand stories through intensive feedback sessions with their peers. Students celebrate each other’s performance in the arena of personal brand building. In quick one-on-one sessions, students get a chance to meet each other, now with a polished personal story to share. Me, Inc. facilitators provide coaching to each student to provide feedback on their brand story and personal pitch skills so they’re ready to face potential employers.  Slideshow: Me, Inc.

 

Second-year Student Insights


“When we started to share our life stories and what everyone was doing before coming to Kelley, there was a common thread—because at some point, we all chose to come to Kelley. But at the same time, we’ve all had different experiences and come from different industries. That’s when I knew I made the right choice to come to this school, and those unfamiliar faces became familiar.”

Varuna Nigam

“When I came into Kelley, I didn’t know a lot about how recruiting worked, or my personal brand. I had so many questions about my career and how to network with people—Me, Inc. really helped me understand that.”

Urvashi Marda

“Me, Inc. was crucial to helping me secure my first internship. The first time that recruiter sat across the table from me and said, ‘tell me about your life, walk me through your resume,’ I had so much more confidence in what I was saying and knew how to effectively communicate my story.”

Abby Foster

“As a Me, Inc. facilitator it was gratifying to see students’ progress from the first week to the end of the second week. It was really exciting to see them make those connections between their past experiences and future goals and that this isn’t a process that ends with orientation. As a second year, I was getting ready for recruiting, but being a facilitator was a great way to kick-start that process.”

Brian Hathaway

“Throughout your two years, people from the Me, Inc. teams get together for lunch or diners, talk about things—it’s that warmth, that feeling that someone’s got your back. It’s really nice to know that people believe in you and think that you are going to make a difference.”

Raadhika Nair


 

Alumni Insights


“The first 100 days session was amazing! Me, Inc. and Graduate Career Services did a great job giving us actionable steps we can take to be successful in our first few months in our new careers. They energized us in our final weeks at Kelley to go out into the world and be great!”

Christine Thomson, MBA’13
Buyer, Target

“Me, Inc. helped immensely with my job search and my on-the-job performance so far. Through purposeful introspection, Me, Inc.  helped me understand what I was looking for out of a career. Then, the feedback and constant coaching I got throughout the MBA program helped me intelligently and quickly articulate how I could bring value to a new organization. I'm six months into my new position and Me, Inc. and Graduate Career Services helped me hit the ground running.”

Megan Kuhn, MBA’13
Associate Brand Manager, Abbott Nutrition