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Indiana University Bloomington

Undergraduate Program

Augustin Ruta

Chaska, MN

Major: Finance
Minor: Economics

Internships/work experience: Ernst & Young, PwC

Campus involvement/clubs/community activities:

  • IUSA
  • Kelley Student Government
  • Student Business Ambassadors
  • Sigma Chi Fraternity
  • Undergraduate Consulting Workshop

Career goal: Management consulting

Best IU experience so far: Winning the IUSA election my sophomore year. We had a group of 100+ students working on a campaign for several months, and celebrating the victory on election day is something I will never forget.

Greatest life lesson: Stick to your guns – if you truly believe in something, stand up for it. And don’t let the world define yourself for you.

My greatest role model and why: Tiger Woods (pre-scandal). Even though Tiger is one of the most gifted athletes on the planet, he continually pushed himself and worked harder than anyone.

Favorite movie and why: The Pursuit of Happyness – the movie is a great lesson on the importance of hard work and believing in your abilities.

Favorite class at IU and why: A philosophy class called “Thinking and Reasoning.” The class is all about structuring arguments, and it’s pretty incredible how helpful the skills it develops have been.

Something I’m really passionate about: I love golf, and I actually strongly considered playing in college.

Something that would surprise people about me or a fun fact: I sat next to Jared the Subway Guy at Super Bowl XLII!