Clubs & Organizations

The MBA Association, your gateway to involvement

Launch your Kelley journey by joining the MBA Association. More than 99% of Kelley MBAs are members because they recognize the potential to:

  • Gain friendships that build momentum for your future
  • Collaborate with MBA administration on impactful goals
  • Dive deep into leadership roles as confidence-building opportunities
  • Enrich Kelley student life as an advocate for what matters
  • Shape Kelley values and vision, now and for the future

Professional Clubs

Build your career prospects in consulting through events, seminars, and workshops. You’ll experience professional development opportunities, networking, and interview preparation that prepare you for an exciting career as a consultant.

The mission of the Consulting Club is to:

  • Promote consulting employment opportunities to members through networking opportunities and events with recruiters
  • Educate the student body on the significance of human capital within their future companies; to develop management skills; connect students with employers and opportunities in human resources and human capital consulting.
  • Facilitate professional development of members through case workshops and behavioral interview preparation
  • Sharpen analytical problem-solving skills, improve communication, promote teamwork, and develop interpersonal skills

Interested? Contact:

Farrah Bhimani
President

 

Meet peers who share your enthusiasm for finance. As a member of the Finance Club, you’ll have an opportunity to network with finance professionals and hone your interview skills. Our large membership base and partnership with Graduate Career Services gets you connected throughout the corporate recruitment process. Attend events with faculty, alumni, and professionals and build your finance career.

Interested? Contact:

Rohan Malpure
President

 

Want to become a leader in the healthcare industry? Join a community of students building business knowledge to address challenges specific to healthcare. You’ll explore career opportunities across the industry and connect with healthcare companies that recruit Kelley students.

Interested? Contact:

Shivani Handa  
Co-President

Mingu Jeon
Co-President

The Innovators Club at Kelley engages MBA students, the community, and beyond in the support of entrepreneurs. Our open environment fosters a vibrant spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation. You’ll explore the entrepreneurial tools needed to examine, evaluate, and embark on novel ventures.

The Investment Club at the Kelley School of Business offers you opportunities to broaden and enhance your investment knowledge. You’ll learn about investing and managing money for both professional and personal benefit.

Interested? Contact:

Patrick O'Neill
President

Develop your professional marketing skills as a member of the Marketing Club at Kelley. You’ll learn about marketing across various industries, prepare for interviews, and network with world-class marketers at Kelley and beyond. Join the largest club at Kelley and make powerful connections for your career.

Interested? Contact:

Austin Herr
President

Join an engaging community of leaders committed to making social impact through business. Net Impact is a powerful and influential worldwide network of students and professionals committed to using the power of business to improve the world. Net Impact was founded in 1993 as Students for Responsible Business to promote and enhance values and ethics in the private sector. Today, Net Impact activities are focused on managing the triple bottom line—people, planet, and profit—in today’s rapidly evolving business environment.

The Net Impact chapter at Kelley continues to grow and was recently recognized by national headquarters with Gold Chapter status. Originally created in 2008, the Kelley chapter continues to progress from previous developments such as social impact curriculum integration, career resources and development, and an ever-expanding national network of passionate young students and professionals.

Interested? Contact:

Michele DiLisio
President

Deepen your knowledge of operations management, decision sciences, and supply chain management as a member of the System & Operations Management Association (SOMA). You’ll connect with students interested in operations and supply chain as you:  

  • Develop corporate relationships through guest lectures, plant tours, and workshops
  • Collaborate with Kelley partners such as the Supply Chain and Digital Enterprise Academy, undergraduate student organizations, and recruiters
  • Engage in social events, teambuilding events, tutoring, and projects
  • Participate in interview preparation, mentoring, and networking

SOMA’s executive team works closely with the Supply Chain and Digital Enterprise Academy directors in developing programs and Academy content. Students are encouraged to participate in SOMA, not only for its many valuable contributions, but also as an opportunity to practice leadership. SOMA's leaders and the Supply Chain and Digital Enterprise Academy directors also hope to foster a sense of stewardship, and champion the principle of leaving organizations better than you found them.

Interested? Contact:

Linh Nhan
President

Learn about the intersections of technology and business with the Tech Club at Kelley. You’ll explore the latest tools, technologies, and trends used by a variety of industries. Prepare to join the Kelley MBA community of tomorrow’s technology leaders.

Interested? Contact:

Kathleen Lavallee
President

Become a confident public speaker with the Toastmasters Club at Kelley. As you practice public speaking among your peers, you’ll enhance your ability as an effective communicator and leader.

 

Affinity Clubs

The Asian MBA Association (AMBAA) represents all students of Asian descent in the MBA program at the Kelley School of Business. AMBAA is a culturally oriented body that emphasizes diversity, community involvement, cross-cultural interaction, and career success. We facilitate further engagement of diverse cultures and support professional development through various professional and social initiatives. We are equally dedicated to building bridges to alumni to maximize the power of the AMBAA alumni network.

Interested? Contact:

Laura Huang
President

The Association of Women MBAs at Kelley is dedicated to providing a supportive and open environment for all current, past, and future Kelley women so they can connect with and learn from each other to grow in the business world. We strive to be an inclusive community that celebrates and develops women as growing business leaders and engaged members of society. We are committed to providing and sponsoring initiatives that will deliver on our five key pillars of community, mentorship, professional development, prospective outreach, and local engagement here in Bloomington.

Interested? Contact:

Bonnie Wang
Co-President

Lindsey Mullarkey
Co-President

The Black MBA Association (BMBAA) exists to offer a supportive academic and social community for Black students at Kelley. We provide opportunities and events that encourage the professional development, cultural enrichment, and social interaction of our members.

The BMBAA and its members are committed to increasing the number of diverse MBA candidates at Kelley, promoting cultural awareness across the greater Kelley community, and providing resources to help prepare and develop the next generation of business leaders.

Interested? Contact:

Bri Taylor
President

The Jewish Association of MBAs at the Kelley School of Business is dedicated to creating and inspiring an active and vibrant Jewish community within Kelley and on the IU campus as a whole. By sponsoring philanthropic, social, and educational activities, we encourage participants to build lasting relationships between Jewish students and local Jewish organizations, and to create a stronger sense of commitment to Jewish values.

Interested? Contact:

Rob Balikov
President

Kids Club at Kelley is a group within the Partners Club made specifically for families with kids at Kelley. We plan activities and outings to help Kelley families make new friends, share information, and assimilate into life in Bloomington. Most of all, Kids Club’s goal is to provide ongoing support for families during their MBA experience.

Interested? Contact:

Sara Metts
President

The Latino MBA Association (LMBAA) at Kelley is a student-run organization that strives to foster relationships between the Kelley School and Latino students, faculty, corporations, and institutions; provide professional development opportunities; and celebrate Latino culture. The LMBAA also engages with the greater Hispanic/Latino community at IU and in the Bloomington area. We are open to all nationalities, and we encourage everyone to learn more about Latino culture.

Interested? Contact:

Andres Cruz
President

 

Out@Kelley is dedicated to empowering Kelley MBA LGBTQ+ students and allies to become equality-oriented leaders in the business world.

Our goals are to increase awareness and participation among Kelley MBA students across a variety of LGBTQ+ related events, to increase LGBTQ+ applicants to Kelley, and to further prepare and educate students about the opportunities and challenges of being an LGBTQ+ MBA student and business leader. We achieve this by leveraging relationships with recruiters, undergraduates, alumni, and other grad students.

Interested? Contact:

Santiago Peralta
President

 

The Partners Club at Kelley is a unique and inclusive organization comprising the significant others and families of students attending the Kelley School of Business MBA program. Our partners include husbands, wives, fiancés, fiancées, girlfriends, and boyfriends from around the world. The Partners Club organizes social, cultural, and informational activities for its members and provides opportunities to get involved in activities at Indiana University and around Bloomington. We are a supportive network fostering a friendly environment for partners to spend time with others facing the same back-to-school challenges. As a member, you will receive frequent updates that highlight our upcoming activities, as well as Kelley and community news.

Interested? Contact:

Sara Metts
President

The Veterans Club at Kelley connects students who are actively serving or have previously served in their nation’s armed forces. Students are able to share their experiences, socialize, and help each other prepare for academics, recruiting, and the corporate world while celebrating each other’s shared history in the military. The club also provides a network of support as veterans transition out of military service.

The Veterans Club’s mission is to provide Kelley MBA veterans with the opportunity to connect and assist each other with professional development, raise awareness about military skills and values among the Kelley community, and support the Kelley MBA admissions department in promoting the value of the program to prospective veteran students.

Our goals:

  • Bring US and foreign veterans together to socialize and build friendships based on their shared military history
  • Create a network of veterans who help each other to prepare for academics, networking, interviews, and their future careers
  • Highlight to the student body, the administration, and recruiters the value that military experience provides
  • Give back to the Bloomington veteran community as well as the IU undergraduate student veterans association
  • Connect veterans with career development resources and ensure they have multiple opportunities to prepare for their job search

Our activities:

  • Monthly social/professional gatherings
  • Guided preparation for career conferences
  • National MBA Veterans Conference and Career Fair
  • Veterans Day barbecue
  • Toys4Tots drive
  • Corporate Veterans Speakers Series and Panels
  • Ross Veterans Leadership Conference

Interested? Contact:

Trace Hanson
President

Interest Clubs

The Adam Smith Society at Kelley is focused on promoting debate and discussion about moral, social, and economic benefits of capitalism.

Interested? Contact:

Adam Cochran
President

The Beer Club at Kelley aims to educate and enhance members' knowledge of the craft beer industry. The Beer Club considers the operations, marketing, and financial impacts of the small businesses involved and the unique challenges that face them. Events include beer tastings and brewery tours.

Interested? Contact:

Sola Adedoyin
President

 

Are you a foodie? You have a place in the Food Club at Kelley, a relaxed social group for Kelley food lovers with a mission to educate the community about importance of healthy food. Whether you love to cook or just love to eat, the Food Club is the best way to experience the best food in the Bloomington area, while also making some great friends!

Interested? Contact:

Khaow Warner
Co-President

Have interests in both golf and business? Join the Golf Club at Kelley to learn how to leverage golf’s networking opportunities throughout your career. Club-hosted events are designed for students of all experience levels. You’ll learn the game, gain confidence on the course, and strengthen your career networks.

Interested? Contact:

Scott Cohen
President

Enjoy the outdoors? Go hiking, camping, or canoeing with your peers in the Outdoors Club at Kelley. You’ll explore the beautiful southern Indiana region, deepen relationships in an engaging environment, and creating lasting bonds formed by new experiences.

The Outdoors Club instills awareness, engages in learning in the natural environment, and establishes relationships between students beyond the experience of the university.

Interested? Contact:

John Olsoni
Co-President

Shreedhar Patel
Co-President

Is soccer your passion? Meet MBA students from diverse cultures and backgrounds in the Soccer Club at Kelley. Whether you love to play yourself, or you want to get together and watch a game, you’re invited to share our excitement for the game. Men and women of all skill sets are welcome to play in the weekly pickup games.

Interested? Contact:

Cesar Macol
President

Learn about the business side of the wine industry as a member of the Wine Club at Kelley. You’ll build your understanding of winemaking, distilling, and distribution. Explore the role beverages play in international cultures and business settings, learn the proper way to order wine at a business dinner, and deepen your understanding of food and wine pairings. You’ll experience a unique opportunity to learn and relax with peers who share your passion for wine.

Interested? Contact:

Allison Grabowski
President

Want a student’s perspective?

Connect with a current Kelley MBA to learn more about clubs and organizations.

Diversity is woven into Kelley MBA culture

Celebrate the diverse backgrounds and cultures of Kelley MBAs at an annual club event showcasing our community.

Why Kelley?

When you get involved at Kelley, you’ll create deep connections that transform your business education.

Simple connections build momentum: A Kelley meets you for coffee. Classmates become your study group. Club members share your interests and excitement. All of these build your Kelley network, and a lifetime of career momentum.

Want to see where it begins? Take a virtual tour of the Godfrey Center, home to the Kelley Full-Time MBA Program, and see the favorite spaces where Kelley MBAs create community.