Kelley Student Government has recently shifted from a five-committee structure to an initiative-based structure. A number of delegates are assigned to the initiatives seen below, and they are responsible for executing a wide variety of decisions, duties, and activities pertaining to their respective initiatives. Delegates are encouraged to simultaneously work on multiple initiatives, as well as create their own initiatives based on the Kelley student body's needs and demands.
The 2nd annual Global Scholars Program (GSP) is a month long program facilitated by multiple Kelley organizations that is designed to foster lasting relationships among international and domestic students. GSP will increase cross-culture awareness within Kelley and equip all participants with the knowledge of international business by providing them with the opportunity to participate in a case competition related to global business. Participants will also have the chance to attend various events including a welcome dinner and speaker series where they will gain additional exposure to aspects of domestic and international business. The program will roll out next semester (2015 spring), and most of the preparation will be complete by the end of the fall semester.
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In spring of 2015, The Kelley Summit will provide a platform for students to collaborate and present ideas on how to improve the Kelley School of Business experience. Selected Kelley students will be divided into teams and paired with an Administrative adviser in order to address problems in the business school and provide possible solutions in an informal “case competition” format. By incorporating a competition into the two-day summit, teams will not only determine problems and solutions, but they will also be able to provide ideas for Kelley Student Government initiatives and additional business school improvements.
Our mission is to promote professionalism throughout the overall Kelley undergraduate student community. Through resume development, business etiquette, branding, communication skills, etc. we will teach students how to become a “Kelley Professional”. In terms of execution, we will hold workshops during one day with a follow up day later on in order to see if students make improvement. We will be collaborating with the UCSO, WIB, KPO, and the KLLC emerging leaders in order to drive the message to a wider base. Currently, we are collaborating with the UCSO to structure and plan the various components of the event. Within the next semester we will communicate with the other groups listed above to establish the rest of the event in terms of the workshops, speakers, and content. The event will take place in the spring.
Industry Explorations connects Kelley students with real-world corporations by offering first-hand immersion into the corporate environment through targeted company visits. Two of these visits will take place during the spring semester of 2015 to ExactTarget and Cummins in Indianapolis. Kelley Student Government, along with Kelley School of Business Alumni Association and select faculty advisors, will be responsible for increasing awareness to Kelley students in an effort to maximize interest and participation in these upcoming opportunities. As the year progresses, KSG will continue its marketing and on-campus support for the Alumni Association and re-assess ways to improve efficiency and expand our efforts in future years.
The Ethics Essay Competition is one part of KSG's two-pronged approach to applying the generous gifts from the Eveliegh and Comment Funds to integrate the ethical practice of business in the Kelley curriculum and culture. The essay competition engages students in a thoughtful, thorough consideration of how decisions made on salient business issues impact all stakeholders, particularly the marginalized individuals and populations. The Business Law and Ethics Department will help in developing a relevant prompt, and the Communications Department will contribute to judging the competition. All marketing campaigns and competition materials will be distributed by the close of the semester, as students are expected to write their essays over Winter Break.
The Mr. and Miss Kelley Pageant’s mission is to employ a fun, philanthropic event to promote a more unified student body. The pageant will involve Kelley males and females from respective Kelley organizations, who will participate in a pageant to raise money for local charities. A handful of Kelley organizations will work together to implement this initiative and judge the actual pageant. Mr. and Miss Kelley will take place next fall semester during “Senior Week”.
The mission of KSG internal development is to grow and develop leaders so that they to have a greater impact on supporting and governing students and organizations within the Kelley School of Business. Currently, this team has created a KSG mentor program, where upperclassmen have been assigned to new members to foster delegate interaction and leadership. We are also planning delegate dinners and other social opportunities for delegates to interact and bond with each other. Lastly, we are working with Kelley faculty to understand what they see as the most relevant topics to address leaders in Kelley with and inviting various professors to meetings to discuss these topics. Our future plan of action is to create an environment in which delegates are self-motivated and interested in adding value through mandatory and voluntary KSG initiatives.Our mission is to revise and edit the current KSG constitution in accordance with the future direction of KSG. We meet regularly to discuss immediate potential changes and follow up the executive board to implement changes they see fit. Eventually, we will discuss potential changes in voting Kelley faculty and make the appropriate changes to the constitution. Our future goal is to have revisions voted on and changed by the end of the semester.
The High School Outreach team aims to assist the Kelley School of Business in promoting the Kelley Experience to current high school seniors, with a special focus on students of underrepresented minorities. Our group of KSG delegates will work alongside Kelley Student Diversity Council and the Kelley School Office of Admissions to run the “Up Next” program held in the spring, providing programming and mentorship to Indiana high school students accepted to the program. In addition to our efforts within the “Up Next” program, we hope to organize Alumni Visits at various high schools in Indiana, where we will promote the Kelley School and share our experiences with high school students at our alma maters. We believe these two initiatives will help positively promote the Kelley brand to students throughout the state.
The mission of the Student Org Awards is to promote and recognize the achievements made throughout the year by Kelley Organizations. Each Kelley Organization will be asked for nominations, and the organization with the most nominations in each category will be recognized. By recognizing the work of other organizations, we are hoping to promote further club development. This initiative will be executed through an online platform, and will eventually be expanded to a formal event where organization presidents, executive staff members, faculty, etc. will be invited to recognize organization achievements.
The Ethics Essay Competition is one part of KSG's two-pronged approach to applying the generous gifts from the Eveliegh and Comment Funds to integrate the ethical practice of business in the Kelley curriculum and culture. The essay competition engages students in a thoughtful, thorough consideration of how decisions made on salient business issues impact all stakeholders, particularly the marginalized individuals and populations. The Business Law and Ethics Department will help in developing a relevant prompt, and the Communications Department will contribute to judging the competition. All marketing campaigns and competition materials must be distributed by the close of the semester, as students are expected to write their essays over Winter Break.