Accounting Leadership Weekend

Attend Accounting Leadership Weekend on April 9 to 10 to learn how

You'll interact virtually with current MSADA students, faculty, career services staff, and alumni. Accounting Leadership Weekend is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the career momentum you can experience with just one extra year of education.


Who should attend

To be considered for Accounting Leadership Weekend, you must:

  • Be an underrepresented minority (African-American, Latino/Hispanic, American Indian/Native American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or multiracial)
  • Be a sophomore, junior, or senior (preference given to sophomore and junior students)


Your virtual visit to Bloomington, Indiana will include conference sessions with Kelley faculty, staff, and current accounting students. View the 2021 agenda to learn more.


11 a.m.–11:05 a.m.

Event Launch and Introductions


11:05 a.m.–11:20 a.m.


Ash Soni, Executive Associate Dean, Academic Programs

11:20 a.m.–11:35 a.m.

Kelley Diversity Initiatives

Regina Funk, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Graduate Programs

11:35 a.m.–11:55 a.m.

Graduate Accounting Programs Welcome

Leslie Hodder, Chair of Graduate Accounting Programs

11:55 a.m.–Noon



Noon–12:30 p.m.

Graduate Career Services Activity

Darbe Allison, Associate Director, Graduate Career Services


11:00 a.m.–11:05 a.m.

Day Two Welcome

Graduate Accounting Programs

11:05 a.m.–11:35 a.m. 

Minorities in Graduate Accounting Programs

Brittani Jackson, Current Kelley PhD Student, Accounting

11:35 a.m.–Noon

Being a Person of Color in Accounting

Amber Champion, MSA'19, Risk Advisory, EY, Atlanta

Noon–1:30 p.m.

Why the Kelley MSADA Program?

Gretchen Handlos, Director, Graduate Accounting Programs, and Current MSADA Students

Why the Kelley MSADA?

Accounting Leadership Weekend was the first step to successful accounting careers for Simone Dixon and Chrissy Smith, 2017 graduates of the MS in Accounting program.

95%of Kelley MSADA students have a job in their field within 90 days of graduation


Please contact Kelley’s Graduate Accounting Programs at or 812-855-7200.

Kelley sets you up for success. Within a few days in the MSA program, I was already in front of Big Four accounting firms and I met the person who offered me my job at PwC.

Trevor Gregory, MSA'11, Manager, PwC