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For me, it was really all about fit.
I was really thinking about where I wanted to go next in life.
I want to be able to influence in a really big way.
I want to be a global leader.
I want my work to have a positive influence on people.
And what I wanted to do is work in an environment where I really feel that I am uniquely adding value to that company.
When I came on campus, I visited a number of different programs, and this was the first one that really felt like home.
You look at the statistics first off, and it's 100% internship placement, 95% job placement afterwards.
But for me, it was the culture that made a difference.
That is the thing about Kelley culture. It's an alien concept when you start out, but it starts to grow on you.
The moment you step on campus is the moment you start giving back to campus.
I want to be involved. I want to give back. I've taken on many different leadership roles here.
How do you move a group of people towards the common goal?
You learn how to lead in different ways. You know, knowing the right time to lean in.
Committing yourself to something greater than, outside of yourself, more than yourself.
The other times when it's not your turn, to step back and have the grace to know the right balance between those.
People have to develop their own style while they're here to be able to succeed.
I don't think that is any individual here at Kelley who does not want to be successful, but at the same time, I don't think there’s any individual who only wants to be successful by himself.
Even though we're competing for the same jobs, we're all on the same team.
And although we are still very competitive amongst each other, we're also willing to help each other out.
If they get it, I get it because I am Kelley and they are Kelley.
There's this drive towards excellence that forces us to rise to that next level.
I came to a two-year program because I want the experience with my fellow classmates and I want to bring them to bring their A game every day in class.
The fact that there's a community at Kelley that kind of helps utilize everyone's skills.
People are very willing to open up and have an open mind to the backgrounds of where you're coming from. And also your perspective.
The day I moved in to Bloomington, since that day I've never felt that I was an outsider.
A lot of business programs make you just like everybody else. And what I think Kelley does is makes you into a better version of yourself.