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Hello everyone. Let's get started. I think that the numbers are slowing down as participants come in. So we would like to get started because we have a big night for you. So first hello On behalf of everyone at Kelley, we welcome you to tonight's webinar. I am Sarah Harold, and I'm with the Kelly opposite development engagement for our parents. Our goal is to keep you informed so you can support your students, like with this presentation from Kelly leadership who will provide an overview of what your students should this year, along with helpful resources to support your student. We begin with Patrick Hopkins, also known as one of my daughter's favorite professors at Kelly. And so Patrick Hopkins is a Professor and Chair of the Kelley School of Business undergraduate program. He also holds the globins your chair for Undergraduate Leadership. Immediately prior to taking this current role, he served for six years as chair of the graduate accounting programs. He is an award winning researcher who conduct studies related to financial accounting, fair value reporting, and auditing. During his 25 years at IU, he also won each of the top undergraduate teaching boards and Kelley School of Business. He frequently participates in national and international accounting policy meeting and served as a member of the advisory board for the US Financial Accounting Standards Board. He's the author of the textbook on advanced financial accounting topics and is currently an editor for the topic Academic Research Journal Accounting. Patrick Hopkins. Thank you. Thank you, Sarah and good evening Kelly. Parents and family members. Welcome to all of you. I'm actually currently literally in my office and Hodge Hall. This is not a green screen back here. I did have one during, during the pandemic, but I'm enjoying the southerly view towards the Arboretum just across the street from our building. It's a perfect late summer evening and I'm heartened by the steady stream students, mostly in pairs and groups making their way through the beautiful campus. They're conversing, laughing, enjoying each other's company. And except for the occasional extra safe student wearing a mask outdoors, I wouldn't be able to tell the difference between this evening and other similar evenings from the large collection of evenings I've experienced on this campus during more than a quarter of a century. I've been on the faculty at Kelly. Of course, we know these evenings are different because the challenges and tragedies we've all experienced during the last 18 months. And as we prepare to move past the darkest days of the pandemic and offer a intensely personal, high-touch, educational and co-curricular experiences. I have to admit, truth be told, we had no idea what to expect. We knew we would welcome a new and returning set of students of the highest intelligence, solid character, and amazing quality. However, we also knew that many of our students have not had substandard in-person educational or co-curricular experiences in a year and a half. And we know the online virtual world can be sterile, unwelcoming, and a difficult place. What would our in-person environment be like? How would students interact with each other, with faculty, with staff? Would I use public health policies, be accepted with the environment, be safe for the immunocompromised members of the Kelly family. All of these concerns are very serious given how fragile human ecosystems can be. Like an enthusiastically report to you that the first three weeks of exceeded my wildest expectations. Your students are responding with intelligence, tenacity, and humility. I experienced such an overwhelming sense of joy walking in and around Hodge Hall. Indeed, since every Wednesday for deep appreciation for this experience, for this space, for this moment is absolutely palpable. As an aside, I would estimate that virtually 100% of our students, faculty, and staff are wearing masks. And when I say wearing masks, I mean, 95% of them are wearing masks correctly over the nose and they're not engaging in that style of mask wearing called the chin diaper. I believe you would also be equally inspired and impress walking our halls. So when you talk to your students, please tell him we're impressed and we are deeply thankful. Of course were only three weeks into the school year and we need to remain vigilant. However, we also acknowledge and celebrate our victories. Now I know you didn't join us tonight to hear me filibuster. So we'll now turn to addressing your questions and your concerns. And in the process of doing that, you will discover way makes my job the single best job in the IU campus. And that's our dedicated, tireless, student focused professional staff. But before I hand it off to them, I want to make sure you have access to the single best way to get in touch with us in the undergraduate program and to get your issues addressed. And it is not going through the dean. In fact, if you try to get an issue resolved by contact the dean, it's only going to delay attention to the issue because she has many responsibilities beyond the undergraduate program. However, in our office we only have one job making sure undergraduate students. Your students are getting the best possible education and co-curricular experiences. So please, if the circumstances necessitated, contact us directly by emailing to chaos engage at IU.edu. That's chaos ENG AGE at IU.edu. From my office door, I can see three people who continually monitor that e-mail address. There is no quicker way to get their attention or my attention. And ultimately, we are the ones who will try to find a solution to whatever your program related concerns. In closing, I am extremely happy you joined us tonight. I'm looking for tonight's program and I look forward to working with your students to achieve their educational professional goals. Thank you, and I hope you have a wonderful evening. Go Kelly and go Hoosiers. And now we'll turn it over to our executive director, Lori cold, laser anchor, Professor Hopkins. I would echo your comments that we are just delighted to welcome your students back to campus. And the energy that they've all brought has really been tremendous. So thank you for joining us this evening for our first of a series of webinars we'll be providing for parents. We're thrilled that this new level of comfort with this format will allow us to be together in new and more frequent waves. So the focus of our webinar this evening is involvement on campus and Kelly. And it's designed to provide a broad overview as we start this academic year, you'll hear from several of my colleagues who represent various areas of the undergraduate Kelly student experience. I'll have them introduce themselves in a few moments and then allow them to share details, tips, and important information from each of their areas will allow you to help support your student during their time here at the Kelly School. During the last part of our time together, I will post some of the questions that were submitted during the registration and any relevant questions for the entire group that are posed during the Q and a will also have staff available to answer questions in the Q and a chat function here in this webinar. Please note that all of the staff here this evening are members of the Kelly undergraduate program. And if you have broader university wide questions, we may have to refer you to resources across campus. That and some of our colleagues also who support the wider university community. Keep in mind, we do have additional webinars throughout the year. In November, we're planning a webinar with a focus on wellness and supporting your students. And that will be before the Thanksgiving holiday and February were planning webinar that will focus on Career Services. April, we'll have a webinar for parents of students who are preparing to graduate. On now invite my colleagues to introduce themselves. And I'm going to ask them to share who they are, what they do here at the Kelly School. And a highlight from their first two weeks of the second and the care. Hi everyone. I'm Rebecca cook, the Executive Director of Undergraduate Career Services. You can probably see from my background, I'm not in an office or at my home. I'm actually watching my son's high-school soccer game sheets. I'm sure many of you can relate to watching your children in various sports or events and it's fun. By what we do in our office is everything career-related. So internships, full-time jobs, connecting with employers, doing networking events, career fairs, everything that is vaguely related to what do they want to do when they graduate should all come to our office and I'll be speaking a little bit more about that later. But again, anything career-related, it should be coming to the Career Services Office as that's what our job is and we're here to help. I'm Rene Virchow and one of the associate directors of the undergraduate program. And my role in the undergraduate program is all things academics, so oversee the Academic Advising Office, student records, enrollment and curriculum issues because I know the reason you're here is for your students, kelly. Kelly. So working through all those pieces on the academic side. Good evening, parents and families. My name is Carmen white. I'm also an Associate Director in the undergraduate program and I am the director of diversity initiatives. My office is here for every student in the undergraduate program. And some of our responsibilities include scholarships, pre-college programs for students who want to get into kelly, under-represented advocacy, our Diversity case competition, and many, many other things. Again, we are here for every student, the undergraduate program to support them, to make sure they are for seen or heard, value, affirmed and encouraged. Thank you so very much for being here with us too much. Hi, Good evening. My name is TEA, true, but I'm an Associate Director in the undergraduate program. I work with the Institute for Social Impact, the Office of Student Support in the Kelly School, and also international programs. Tonight we'll talk a little bit about the study abroad opportunities that are available to business students. And one highlight that I can tell you from the last two weeks is that we are sending Kelly students abroad. And this fall semester we have 45 students who are studying abroad already. Hi everybody. I am Kelly Higgins. I'm the Director of Student Support. So what that means is I oversee all of the Mental Health and Wellness, Women's and LGBTQ Plus programming was an undergrad. But I would say my highlights so far the year is watching the students faces light up when they hear that the Balancer is finally open. Good evening, Kelly family. My name is Ben Taylor. I'm the Associate Director of student communities and we mean family in a real sense. My job here is to make sure that your students find their community, that they find a sense of belonging, whether that's through our Student Life programming, our honors community are jealous and Living Learning Center. That's my job here. Really excited to have you here. My favorite memory I think so far, one of our early events was having was out at the football stadium and just seeing the faces of our students. I spent some time on campus last semester and it was mass all the time only, and even outdoors. And just being able to see the faces of our students outside in the sun, in our beautiful, beautiful stadium here on campus was just a huge highlight for me. So welcome. We're excited to have you here. Me every line. I'm probably nine IMV. If you think that everything I hear, harry, you're trying to be had energy on campus has been great and I don't have to say my favorite thing over the past couple weeks and just lumping we are students back. We gotta give out. Bypassed me quickly, see our students on our first day of classes. And it was really great to see them get excited about that, excited to be back on campus. Thank you all. And again, welcome to our families who have just joined since we began, will now spend the next part of the webinar hearing from some of the individual areas. And so I'm going to begin with then and Chloe from student life and ask them to share some updates and helpful information for parents as they support students. So I think jewelry, it's like I just said, I'm Chloe, Sorry, am I working to scale my office? And what we mean by student life, if I had to describe our mission in my office, it really is to provide meaningful, engaging, co-curricular opportunities for all students throughout the four years here at Kelly, we're really focused on your students holistic development. Not only from day one, but throughout the all four years here. And you might be wondering, what is a dislike clubs, right? Like I think that's why a lot of parents will ask you to think about when they, your student involvement, student life. But we really believe in the importance of engagement and student engagement. Not only are students who are, have high engagement, higher retention rate, but they're also seen as more, higher will buy and players, right? So not to discount classes, the classes are great, right? They're coming to school for academics, then you need to have Excel. You need to get that business k2 a one, Microsoft Access skills. But we really believe that extra curricular, co-curricular is provide. There's more interpersonal skills that employers are looking for and what employers think students are missing. So things like communication, teamwork, problem-solving. There was a recent survey that these are the most sought out skills among incoming layer itself. We definitely believe in the importance of students being engaged and not only helps with retention, but also the feature and overall success here at Kelly. And so as you are navigating with your student or they're struggling to look for involvement. We, we try to emphasize right, that everyone's growth and figuring out involvement is personal and individual. And I like to remind our students, right? It's very easy, especially in the time of social media, It's kinda comparing to spare migrate. Your brain gets an a student org and you don't like it can be easy to feel like you're behind or you're not doing the right half. And so someone who works in the studio, I bought this. I really do try to focus on making sure our students are fighting their own personal reflection and find their own path throughout their college career. So we like to kinda give a little rule of three for students as they try to navigate how to get involved in. What we always say is find an organization that has to do with your academic and professional career. So I used the example, if your students a marketing major maybe of that is looking at exploring American Marketing Association. And then I always say right, like you have to have a balance in your schedule and, and finding stuff that you're passionate about and that you love. So we would say find a passion play, right? So if your student loves playing tennis in high school or cross, there are so many organizations, not only at Kelly, but at IU as well for your student and get involved in. And the third one is my favorite one to talk about with the rule of three, It's the get out of your comfort zone, organization and experience, right? So here, Kelly, we have the hell he Institute for Social Impact, which is an amazing office here on campus that provides really unique opportunities for students to kind of see the greater good, the bigger picture. I'll put a shameless plug in here for Habitat for Humanity build out will be happening in October. We definitely want students to participate in this. It's going to provide a lot of really great opportunities that not only get. Back to the community, but also it's a neat staff and faculty and other students. So that third club there is just really pushing students to get out of their comfort zone, expand horizons, and try new things. But a minute ago I mentioned rejection. And so essentially via first-year students, you might have students expressing, Oh, I didn't get into their organization. I want it to get into, or kind of feeling down. And I think it's really important for students to try to rephrase that, that failure question, right? Like this is a business school and sell. Those students can use this as opportunity in the future to talk about rejection and overcoming adversity and failure when they have with job interviews. And just because a student isn't getting their first cloud visit, mean there's not other options that might be a better fit. This little personal anecdote. So my background is in higher ed student affairs and I actually got rejected it via resonance is a retired and that's like a very big Higher Ed thing. And so just because your dog into something that you think you're, you have your heart set on doesn't mean you can't find other avenues to get there. And so I think if you have students that are feeling discouraged or it's struggling to find involvement opportunities, or our office is here to help, right? I'll, I'll put a link in the chat here a little bit, but we want, we want to put your students there. They just need somebody to talk to you to figure out what we even offer. You can always have them scheduled appointment with us. And so I will kind of go through some of our programming that we have coming up. We've already kind of there are open for business 10k, and so that continues throughout until September 17th with different call up meetings and events. And then we have the commentary events coming up. So all of our first-year students for ships, a book or a prime by h or rubella. And I'll make sure to drop that link as well. We have over sunny for Kelly student orgs that students can choose from and explore. But if they can't find something. And Kelly, we also have 800 plus worms here at IU. I also want to mention are sophomore programming, right? I mean, we know our sophomores had a precedent for shear and sell. They might some of our sophomores are navigating this for the first time. And so we are really intentional about making sure we're providing software programming. And this is really a student-driven initiative. Here we had students bring to us that they, they want more software programming. And so we recently launched a new sophomore website that lists all of our self more celebration series events. So things that are really good at honing in and highlight that as key signature events in the software experience. So students wanting to learn more about x2, something to the study abroad experience or looking at career services. And so then my colleagues will talk more about those areas in here a little bit. But we've been very intentional about providing sophomore celebrate him programs and making sure our sophomore students are also getting some of that information they may not have felt like they got last year. And then finally, I just want to hone in and emphasize in them all at bed time and if he has anything else to add, but we do want to help your student. We want them to get involved. Our sole job is to help them navigate this co curriculars then and definitely make sure to have them scheduled mean that they are feeling a little overwhelmed with the involvement process. Are not sure how to get involved. We want every Kelly students be able to nice co-curricular opportunities because we believe in the importance of them to their overall success here at Kelly. Ben, did you have anything you wanted to add? Equally, thanks. I think you've covered really well. I just two things. I kind of want to hit home that I think Floyd mentioned. It's worth reiterating. What is the significance of these out of classroom experiences? Or the world-class in-class experience. So critical internships, pre-professional experiences, and then ultimately recruiting for a job. We'll talk about that later. That's really critical to, but I always talk to students about what I call the bottom line on their resume. And you look at Kelly resumes and they're all really impressive. So impressive that it's almost hard to tell the difference between a few of them. They have so many great experiences. And then you look at, you look down toward the bottom of that resume. And that's where you start to see the personality of each individual student, what their interests are, what their leadership roles have been. And that's a, that's a thing that I'd like to talk to students a lot about how they can differentiate themselves beyond just attending classes. And of course, that's not just, that's a really important part of the experience. We always reiterate, make sure you go to class, make sure you keep your GPA out. Those are all really critical. But the ability to have a story to tell when you're sitting in an interview. The ability to talk about really have to having taken on a leadership role in and to just reiterate closed point about. I know sometimes parents get worried about over involvement and I think that's a fair, a fair thing to be concerned about. Especially so many of our students are really go getters. But especially early on in your time, really exploring all your options. One of the phrases we like to use is explore early to decide later. And so there's no harm in attending even a dozen different opening meetings. We call them call out meeting. So basically informational session. If you can do one thing to encourage your student is to just sort of cast the net wide to start. Take a few, take, take, take a few chances on some things that you may not have. Mcmahon be outside of your comfort zone is Chloe said. And then start to hone in and figure out and focus in on that on that we will employ another child was kind of blown up about that. Do you want to repeat that rule three for us real quick? Some folks wanted to hear that. I don't want to repeat that rule 3, so we'll agree. It's just a kind of rule, but really, it's not everyone does I have applique bricolage leads that Stata, end-all, be-all, but just something to think about as your student is trying to figure out and bought my opportunity. So the rule agree is looking for an organization to actually do it here in professional career goals. The second is something actually by race or something your student really it just enjoys doing, helps them. More balanced schedule. And then the third one is a out of your comfort zone, right? Stepping out of what you're used to, buying something to break because right, like you go to a university, we have so many offerings that maybe you're seated. It happened in high school and so getting out of that comfort zone and being okay with that. Great. Thank you. And last comment before we turn it back over to Laurie, I just want to for for parents here because we've kinda focus a little bit on on first-year parents. But I want to say something to the appearance of sophomores because I know folk for you whose students are in their second year here at telling here at IU, this is an incredibly different experiences that they've had. And so the sophomore program that cloning mentioned, and that will add a link here. I think somebody asked in the chat and I'll grab that link to track it down and put it there for you. But that, I just want, if you can sort of partner with us in helping encourage your students to participate in some of those things. You know, are sophomores are in many ways learning the campus a new, just kind of like a, a new first-year students. And so we're really trying to go over and above for those students to help them kind of maybe not assume that they don't know their way around, but really try to help orient them the campus and give them an on-ramp. That was something that our dean, Dean Kasner, really stress with our staff and with our student leaders to say, how can we, how can we serve that population? How can we serve the sophomores? Well, so if you're a parent of a sophomore, got a lot going on for them, and we hope that you'll help encourage them to take advantage of those opportunities to sort of jump start and sort of make up for some of that lost time. We acknowledge that that's been tough and we want to try to do what we can to make up for that. Thank you both. I really appreciate it. They're both continue to answer questions in the chat. So if you have a follow up to what that enclosed, share it, feel free to ask. Next. I'm going to invite my colleague Renee reco, to share some information and tips on how you can support your students academic success at the Kelly School. Thank you, Laura, and thanks to clothing then that was excellent. A lot of things I'll say kind of piggyback off of this again, I focus on the academic side and of course, academic advisors always encouraging involvement as well. So we go so hand in hand to ensure your student gets such a full and rich experience that Kelly, So I kinda just start at the beginning quickly on a couple of pieces and then dive into a couple more details and even address a couple of the questions from the chat. One thing that I want to note is that all Kelly students are assigned a Kelley School of Business advisors. And those assign advisors do outreach during various times. That might be there outreaching because they're like, hey, it's the slower time come on in and meet with me. It might be because an instructor did a warning about something. They don't seem to be coming to class. They can reach out to them. They also check their graduation and whenever they apply to graduation and make sure they're on track. But with that said, the number one thing is that there are 16 academic advisors and sometimes somebody's out on paid time off, They're out sick, something happens. There's always somebody, an advisor there to help students. So even though they haven't assigned advisor, students are welcome to see any advice or not they want to. We haven't advice and general advising email account. It's busy buys BUS, ADB, and that's also want to be on the Kelly student portal. So if you Google Kelly student portal, you will see information on how to access advising services. But I want to make sure that you know that the main piece is that advisors are there to serve the students into serve and to make sure that they're always available for questions. Now, we encourage students to see an advisor semester Lee or yearly. You're not required to see us ever. But I know that advisor would really like to see their students. One of the tips that I want to give right now that you could pass on your students is really great for students to see their advisor now, because wouldn't advisors, rolling goal is to discuss goals and academic planning. Advisors don't actually enroll students or have any control over the enrollment process. So when students wait to see advisors during that enrollment process, It's a lot busier, a lot more hectic versus now there's a lot more time to have those and discussions and have that planning conversation for spring semester and beyond. Our courses are offered every semester. So to have that plan and to think about different ways that your next semester can look. Now it's really helpful. And the other great thing about seeing an advisor now, if possible, is that we have certain tools and one that's really important is called soar. So if a student goes to 1 dot IU and searches sore SAR, then they will be able to access previous notes from an advisor. So let's say they get up to enrollment time and they're like, wait, I know I met with my advisor but I forgot. Well, we met about if they look and they can see everything that they met with their advisor about a notes on that meeting. There's also other great resources in there, such as the academic advising report, that a student can pull their life progress toward their degree. It's a little bit not as nuanced Earth, little more nuanced and I would like, but it can help and working with an advisor I'm reading that can be really, really helpful for the student to track their progress. So again, if they see divisor now and they kinda forget they can come right back. Now the other big tip is whatever is enrollment time, which is usually October, November, depending, making sure that your student and most on their enrollment date and on time. Now I know there were a few questions which I definitely understand that yes, we have a large incoming directed at MIT class. We have been able to scale up with certain adding sections, adding seats, and crunching numbers as we go through. I am currently myself working with department chairs right now to scale things up and ensure that students have what they need. Now with that said, they may not always get exactly what they want. So being flexible during that time through important. So if they're going into their second semester, they have certain things that have to take. They have a lot of other options. What else to take. So being open to them, students will have an idiom classes a few semesters, they might have a 630 PM, sometimes. They may get an instructor. They really want one semester, maybe not another semester. But being flexible because especially it comes professors, advisors will start to hear patterns about a professor like, oh no, there might not be. Very good. The next student comes in and talks about how there were the greatest instructor. So it's so personal on what's important and what students like. So we have so many wonderful instructors in the Kelley School of Business. And each student's going to connect with that instructor differently. So enrolling on time means you'll get what you need. Might not always be exactly what you want, but students will get what they need to move forward in their degree progress. And that's something really important to know. One thing about parents too. As I know, parents often have questions or want to talk about their students academic goals or their struggles or whatever pieces they want to know more about. And frankly, parents can't be a part of an advising meeting, an e-mail to an advisor, as long as the students is also a part of that. So if a student initiates an e-mail to an advisor and they have parents is copy. That is a welcome invitation for those replies to continue. We cannot leave the student. Often those, even if you have FERPA, even if your student has signed the FERPA agreement, that doesn't give you permission to make decisions or how conversation on behalf of the student. It only allows you to have access to this information with the student president is how we interpret it in our office. But you're more than happy as long as the student initiates that, to be a part of that, then also eliminates a game of telephone. Sometimes as well. I told the parent until the student messages get moths. So this ensures that every time that you want to be a part of it, the people are on the same page and I think that's really important. One last kind of big piece that I want to just lay out there and it really goes down to something that Chloe and Ben talked about is that there are these bubbles inside bubbles of students who might congregate together and have the same path and they think everything has to be the same way I take these classes now and I'm these majors, I did these different things. And really this is the time for students to differentiate their experiences. Mean, it's fine if that's truly passion and that's where they want to go and they find you laugh similar passions, that's very important. But it's also somebody I think about of all these various paths that a student can take. Now of course, there are degree requirements that all students take at certain times like these periodic workhorses. There was a question on there regarding first-year classes as Meta classes. And I want to say. Urine, Kelly, no one's trying to weed out the students that are in the Kelly School. It really is courses to prepare you because as you keep going in the curriculum that you take, more business classes and more rigorous courses. So continuing to get that, those college sea legs and to understand what this is going to mean in terms of time management. But this has gotta mean in terms of rigor. And so that in the first year you're ready to pursue those next pieces because our direct admits or in the Kelly School. So we certainly don't want to see the mean. We want to see them. Rise to the challenge. Work through some resources, tutoring resources, academic support, whatever they need to be successful in those. Really, once you kinda get past those first 45 credits is the aqua prereqs. For example. One thing that we're finding as students think I have to take, I pour the fall of my third year. And there's a lot of other options to take in spring semester and do a study abroad the next fall semester, or even do an internship in a spring semester and you take it in the summer and you can free some pieces up. When it big example of that is I was actually in a chat with the big four accounting firms last week. And they're begging accounting students to do a spring internship because it's so important because that's their busy season. They're going to get the best experience that they didn't spring. And so being able to maybe move i core, Hi, Ace. Summer semester opens up a semester where you can even do an internship and there's ways to move scholarships around. So thinking that everything is this direct path, really every student will make an individual choice, which is why a lot of questions are, talk to an advisor because they can sit down one-on-one with students, talk about their path and what they want to do. The other piece too, to set you apart as we do offer a 12 different majors, seven CO majors, and 200, my over 200 miners on this campus. And this is something I harp on a little bit, is we have so many amazing minors at Indiana University taking advantage of opportunities and what you want to learn outside of Kelley School, have a great curriculum and we love it. But I think that our students are taking enough advantage of the other opportunities out there to differentiate their resume, to differentiate the stories they can tell interviews to see who they are, and to really have that passion to make sure they can explain that to future employers. Maybe enjoy some classes that are just a little bit different than some of the great classes they're taking in the business school. So thinking about what are different ways I can explore talking through that, especially as they're going into planning for their spring semester, planning beyond that and making sure that they're thinking about what their individual journey, yes, because everybody is so different. And again, that's what academic advisors are for. That's the one place where it's really that meet one-on-one with the students as much as possible and seeing them all. So with that said, I think I'm going to pass it back to Lori to introduce our next speaker. Thank you, Renee so much for information about Huston's can be in the classroom. Next, I'm going to invite key a true let the share some updates about study abroad and international programs, which have long been a hallmark of many students undergraduate education at the Kelly School. And as I mentioned earlier, the semester is no exception and we are excitedly looking forward to spring and beyond. So take it away. Thanks Laura. Hi again and good evening. As Lori mentioned, we are slowly resuming international activities and it's something that is, has always been important to the Kelly School and to Indiana University as a whole. And Indiana University has always been a leader in providing global education to students. It is not any different. So we're working very carefully with Indiana University, the opposite overseas study. And there's also a restart committee to scrutinize issues of safety and security and determined programs which are feasible to our students. So to that end, we're making it work and we're excited to have a few students abroad this fall. And we're planning on sending many more students abroad in the spring semester. So I'll talk to you a little bit about different study abroad opportunities that are available to Kelly students. That the type of programs which are available vary based on the place where your student is in their career. So as students advance in their career at kelly, more programs become available to them. And I'll sort of give some highlights about them now. And I want to hearken back a little bit to Chloe's advice about having students maybe get outside of their comfort zone. Studying abroad can really, can really hit that mark. And an offer, a unique story to tell as you go through recruiting or continuing on your path. And Kelly. So there are study abroad programs, even for first-year students, but those programs are pretty limited in the first year. And they really focus on sort of an introduction to business. The include a short amount of time abroad. So the programs that we have for first-year students are available next summer. And we have three programs prepared. One will be three weeks in Germany studying international business. One will be three weeks in Oxford studying cross-cultural management. And we also have a special course that's open to freshmen in the spring semester. It's eight weeks on campus, learning about business in India. And then if, if everything works in terms of safety and security, will be able to take students pretend days to India in July. So that's a unique program that we've often offered to freshmen in the past years. And we're hopeful that that can happen again this coming spring. All the opportunities for study abroad that are available to students are listed on our website. And also we, we will put these kind of announcements for information sessions and how students can get involved weekly in the Kelly Insider newsletter and also other newsletters that students are probably subscribe to you. As students advance in their career. And Kelly, more study abroad opportunities will be available to them. And in the sophomore year, the software is an important year academically, as it does focus on international for all students, regardless of if you study abroad or not. So in the sophomore year, all Kelly students will take a set of courses which are called the globe, which is the Global Foundation score. So one component of the global foundations core is the options for sophomores to take a course in the spring at the Kelly School with the rest of their sophomore courses. It's an eight-week course that focuses specifically on a country. They'll take the course in Bloomington, and then they'll travel with their professor and their classmate for about a week or 10 days to that country. So it's a really focused study abroad program where Kelly students get to really work together and travel together with a professor and usually two staff members as well. These are really interesting courses. We have 16 course is slated for this coming spring. They include classes like luxury markets in France. So you'll spend eight weeks in Bloomington, uh, learning about that topic. And then about a week or 10 days in Paris, visiting different companies that are connected to that topic. But we have another course that focuses on the business of medicine in Costa Rica. So in that scenario, you're taking an eight-week class in Wilmington and then going abroad during spring break to learn more about the business of medicine, Riga and medical tourism. So it's a really interesting set of courses that are offered to sophomores. We usually keep the same portfolio of courses every spring, although we we do add more and more every year. So if you have a first year student, you can take a little bit the website now and imagine we would likely offer those same courses next year, but probably even more. If your student is a second-year student, sophomore, the application to participate in a global business immersion course this coming spring, spring 2022. The application is open now and we're having a series of information sessions this month if they're interested. Of course, we have to say that everything is contingent on this global pandemic that we're still living in. So in the event that a student is enrolled or preparing for a study abroad program in the spring and it cannot happen. We have a backup plan. We've learned now over the past 18 months that we must have a backup plan. And if it's a short-term program, the faculty will still teach the course. The students, we'll learn the content and earn academic credit. But the immersion piece will be a capstone course that doesn't travel. Instead, it will be a virtual immersion piece where they still meet with the companies and the students in those country. But it will be done virtually. We did that the past to spring semesters and it worked out great. Of course, we hope to travel with the students. And like I said, the International Education and the mobility piece is something that we're really looking forward to restarting a student's advance in their career at Kelly. They will also find we have summer study abroad programs. These might be summer internships abroad, or the opportunity to study abroad. Take just a couple of classes in the summer. Most of the summer study abroad programs are open to students after their sophomore or junior year. And then we also have semester abroad programs and the semester abroad programs, or maybe the more typical study abroad that you, that you think about. It's common for Kelly students to do a semester abroad program in their junior or senior year. And that's because they're doing they're foundational coursework at Kelly in the first two years, and then they'll typically do a semester abroad, junior or senior year. The semester abroad programs are typically taught in English, and they take a full semester course work at one of our partner schools abroad. Advanced in a foreign language. They can also, they do have the opportunity to take classes in the local language if that's something that they want to advance in. When students spend a semester abroad, as I mentioned, they'll take a full semester course work while they're there, but it's not all business courses. So they'll usually take one or two business courses for their major while they're abroad. And then they'll round out their study abroad semester with other courses like GenEd courses, the world language and culture requirement courses, or course maybe for their minor, like a psychology minor, for example. It's important to start planning for study abroad early, especially with student wants to do a semester abroad. Usually we like to see It's in the sophomore year if they're thinking about a semester abroad in the junior or senior year. The good news is we have poor Kelly study abroad advisors that are dedicated to talking only to Kelly's students about study abroad. So our offices aren't just across from the academic advisor's office. And we work really closely with the academic advisors to help students fit in a study abroad experience or two in their undergraduate career. So you can find, your student can find the Kelly study abroad advisors in the same student appointment scheduler where they find their academic advisor. So we're really well-connected in that regard. It's easy to to be in touch with the Study Abroad team. I know there's a lot of questions in the chat about the study abroad, so I'll try to answer them here. Here as well, but in the meantime I'll pass it at Murray. Thanks. Thanks. Tab into it. I was going to share that some questions have popped up. I know some of these will be a quick answer for you to reply. And we'll get those questions answered. If you have additional questions, feel free to pop them in the chat at this time. Next, I'd like to invite my colleague Carmen way to share some information about the support that his office provides to students and the undergraduate program. Thank you so much, Laurie. Again, welcome to all of you. My name is Carmen white, and again, I'm one of the associate directors and the director diversity initiatives for the undergraduate program. And our office's goal is to ensure that the school's mission to celebrate diversity and advance equity and inclusion is achieved. This is a very significant goal for our dean. It Kasner. Every student deserves to be, to be seen, heard, valued, affirmed, encouraged, and celebrated, and at the Kelly School, that is the mission of everyone here. And our office is dedicated to ensuring that that mission is seen out. And we do this in a number of ways. We support a lot of scholars, students through advising. We also provide student leadership opportunities through committees that meet with our faculty chair and with our Executive Associate Dean. These are committees that are designed specifically to amplify the voices of students who come from backgrounds that had been historically under-represented in higher education. We also provide diversity education in conjunction with the Office of students. Or we provide very specific opportunities for mentorship for students who had been standardly admitted income from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. And we also provide support for them as they're endeavoring to get into the Kelly School. Our standard admission students are some of our highest achieving and son about some of our hardest working. And we want to make sure that they are valued and that they recognize that they are just as big of a part of the Kelly community, even though they didn't start here as a kelly direct admit they're extremely important to us. Advocacy is important to us, and of course, we consider ourselves with family and the Office of Diversity Initiatives. Again, it is an office for every single student, not just students who come from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in higher education. I say advocacy. I mean that a student should be able to come to us and know that whatever concern or issue they bring to us is Handel and dealt with appropriately. And that includes incidences of bias or racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, religious discrimination, any ism or discrimination that occurs. And we deal with, we take these very seriously and the university take them very seriously as well. And we have people in the faculty side of things as well as the staff side of things that work together to ensure that any issue is dealt with appropriately. Really here at the Kelly School, our mission is to ensure that, again, all students feel like they're valued and affirmed and seen and heard. And so to that end, we work to create spaces. For example, like an initiative we're starting very soon called brave spaces, where students were from any background, um, does not have to be under-represented, can come together and talk about its use. For example, what is racism? What is in a phobia? Um, how can we combat these things in our school? How can we ensure that the, that the culture that exists in school is one that is going to support and affirm every single student. And of course we will not stop doing that until we make sure. And goals achieved where a family here, everybody on this call is aligned with us towards the goals of ensuring that diversity is celebrated in equity and inclusion is advance in all areas of the Kelly School, especially the undergraduate program. Thank you. Thank you, Carmen. Next I'm going to invite my colleague Kelly Higgins to share some information about the work the hair off assess to support wellness and school. Hi, everybody. Thank you for your continued attention. I like she mentioned, I'm Kelly Higgins and the Director of Student Support. I'm just going to briefly highlight a few things just to make sure that you know about them and you're aware of them. And then you'll get to spend a lot more time with me in November before your students are coming home for Thanksgiving. I'm talking about sort of an expanded view of our wellness resources. How your students can stay healthy and happy, and how your role as parents can sort of change and really support the growth and development of students that we've been talking about already today. The big highlight from the area of students support that I have today is that we have now expand its the students support historically was a department of one myself, and now we're a party of two. I've invited on an Assistant Director for Student Support, candor white side, who is actually a public health professional. So we'll be able to focus on all aspects of wellness for students and really be able to continue with our robust programming. And really working to help ensure that students have the skills they need to be healthy and happy. Not only at Kelly, but really build skills that can serve them throughout their careers. Within what we're doing between candor and I, we also again this year have a mental health taskforce. So it's a group of students that help inform the type of programming that we're doing and make sure that the voices of students are heard when it comes to their wellness needs. And then a few resources that I wanted to make sure to highlight. So I mentioned already in sort of my thing that has been most impactful so far this year is that the balance room is open and available to students, so that's on the first floor podge. Students are invited in to be able to sort of take a break from the hustle and bustle of the classes and the hallways and just have a moment to re-center themselves. We also have headspace subscriptions available to all Kelly's students that are available on request. So let your students know that they can request, that. They can find out all about that and sort of all of these resources in the Kelly inside our balance spotlight. And many of you have been asking about the Kelly Kelly peer mentoring program. So it's definitely not too late to sign up. If students want to get a link, if they've changed their mind and they do want to mentor and maybe didn't move on before. We can absolutely connect them with a mentor and they can be started on that work throughout the entire academic year. They won't really have missed out on on much at this point. And then also myself and candor are available to meet with students. So if a student is personally having a mental health concern, or they just want to build up their wellness skills or they haven't quite found their people or aren't sure where to start with a resource that they need. They can schedule an appointment with me and I can help guide them through that process and provide some wellness coaching. And then in addition, if students are involved in student organizations where they really want to prioritize groups, mental health and wellness, candor it is available to really consult with those organizations and have them develop similarly personalized and specific wellness related programming for their specific audience. And so we're available to help support your students and to help support you in their transition to college. And I really look forward to talking with you more in November. Thanks Kelly. And last up is Rebecca fuck. And she's going to share some information about career services, and I am going to be doing Q and a after, so I'm going to go ahead and give you the first cue that I was going to ask you so you can go ahead and pull that into your remarks. We've had a lot of questions in, in the acuity chat about internships and when the right time is to look for an intricate and should freshmen do with our internships. So I know you can I'm sure lots of good information on Definitely. Thanks, Laurie. Yes. And I saw a lot of questions coming through on that. So the biggest thing to remember as a freshmen, so between net freshman and sophomore year that summer, your student does not need to have a professional internship. In fact, most companies are not looking to hire your students at that point in time, really, because it's so far between summer and graduation and it's hard to lock in the student area from a company standpoint and from a student's standpoint, it's hard to figure out what you really wanted to do at that point. So we do have some opportunities for students, but some companies do. But most of our freshmen students from really find opportunities for that summer on their own. And that's through networking, that's through family connections. Maybe people can be life Berets, people can be camp counselors. We can work at a restaurant. It really doesn't matter. What you want to focus on is the soft skills that was mentioned earlier today. Really think about leadership, problem-solving, critical thinking. You're dealing with difficult people. People, you know, you, you do all of that in any of those jobs who just don't think about it that way. So again, don't worry if your student does it have a professional internship between that and at freshman and sophomore year, the vast vast majority do not. And again, it's totally not expected from an employer standpoint. So I know some people said when, when should I start looking or when should I start talking to our office? We recommend you start from a and now we are a very open office. We're a big building. We're actually in a building that's attached to hedge hall. It's in the I mean to say behind Hajj hall. Along feeling I had staff have eight professional coaches, 23 per peer coaches who are juniors and seniors who are trained in career services. Also a team of six in Employer Relations. So our job is to find opportunities for your students. So the biggest thing I'd say for your students to be looking at is, well, two things actually. One that we send out a weekly e-mail, I'm Tuesday mornings that really highlights all the things that your students should be doing at that particular point in time. And then to a website you want to be watching your scene and you as parents, It's careers that Kelly that IU.edu again, careers that Kelly that IU.edu. And on that website, it gives lots and actually have a ton of information on there. But he talks about resumes. You set up your resume for different majors. It talks about informational interviewing. It talks about majors. Talks about what types of jobs and you get from different majors. It gives you a link to a system called Handshake. Handshake is our job board. It's actually I'll all jobs will be posted through Handshake, both internships and full-time. And your students can length and Handshake through this, this website that I mentioned. It also highlights all of our upcoming events and we have a ton of them. There's a lot there's a whole series refreshment. There's a series for sophomores and then everybody else. So it's called Pali to careers. We also have special programming for our international students. There's always different programming happening ands is students really should be on the lookout at, again, through that websites. Are thinking ahead. I'd say freshmen that as much right now, but maybe sophomores and juniors and seniors. We're in the middle of having a whole lot of employer networking nights and career fairs. In fact, actually tonight from 5 to 7, we had a big employer networking night with 55 companies. And these are all virtual this year. Unfortunately, we would love to have them on campus, but most companies are not letting their employees travel. So it's more of company viewpoint on that versus our viewpoint on that. And as you probably have seen, most companies actually have been delaying their return to the office. So at this point, it made the most sense to allow or to keep these virtual for this year or at least for this fall. Hopefully, we can have some in-person events in the spring. This doesn't mean though, that we aren't having companies on campus. And actually there's quite a bit of companies coming to campus more for networking events, to small copycat type things. But the handing out swag and the middle of the hallway is that Kelly abs really just have your students be on the lookout for what type of companies might be around. Then again, there'll be there'll be around pretty much all year. It just tends to be a lot less on campus right now than we normally would have. Overall, we have roughly 1300 companies that hire our students. And as always growing. So we have lots and lots of ways to help your student find those opportunities. And again, I'd say really the most important thing for your students to do would be me watching our website or information, as well as comfortably events, come and talk to our career coaches. If your student knows exactly what they want to do, great, That's awesome. Let's talk about it. If they have no idea, That's also awesome. Let's sit there and figure out what, how we can help them and what they may enjoy doing and help try to start testing some different paths. There's lots of opportunities to change your mind while in school. We talked about that in the academic standpoint, adding and majors and minors, but also from a career standpoint. So really would love to have your students come in and just start, start having this. Some of my most favorite conversations are the ones where students come in and really don't know what they want to do. And we start, start brainstorming that and testing things. And then they come back and have further conversations. So they are welcome to come and talk to us as much as they want. We would love that. We'd much rather have students come into our office versus not at all. But again, just please have your students reach out to us. They can email that, can walk in. We have drop-in hours every weekday from time the GRI and making sure to again, check out that website that I mentioned. So sorry, I'll turn it back to you. Thanks, Rebecca. I'm gonna ask you one question that came up in a couple of different ways for us. And I'm wondering if you could talk a little bit about sort of what the overall landscape is looking like. There's questions about will there be enough jobs, will there be enough entrenched chips? I know all of us have read about the ups and downs in the media about the labor market. And it might be helpful to hear a little bit about what you're seeing in your shop. Sure. Actually this is a really good employment market for our students. We are seeing a ton of dabs in tons. I mean, currently there's probably 10 thousand jobs posted on our system. That includes, again, both internships and full-time. So it's not just for business students. I mean, this is, writes an IU Bloomington wide got bored by. It really provides opportunities for you. No matter what they want to get into, we're also seeing a lot of companies increasing salaries. So consulting, investment banking, investment management, even corporate finance. Now that we're just starting to hear about, salaries are increasing. Employee, employers are desperate for quality talented employees, and that's why they like iron alloys. So actually the really, really good time to be looking for a job. And that, so please heavier your sophomores, juniors, seniors having n and talking to us about internships and full-time. And then again, this freshmen come in and start looking because there are maybe more things out there next summer than we normally have. But but again, we'd love to have that conversation. Thanks, Rebecca. Okay. One question that came up and I know we've had a few other people ask as well and I'm gonna post this to Sarah Harold is how can people enroll in the additional webinars? I know we haven't sent out the invitation yet. But how can they keep an eye out for this? Could you repeat that, Marie? I'm sorry. Yeah. How can parents register for the upcoming webinars that we'll be doing later this fall and in the spring. Good question. We have not set the dates on the upcoming webinars. We have the next webinar that will be set November featuring Kelly again, helping your students achieve success. When we have that date, we will send another email as a freshman email, as well as the Facebook. We have lots of announcements where we will have that registration link and if that evolution are ready. Thank Sarah, appreciative. Ask some broader questions. And so I'll invite any of my colleagues who feel up for, for answering to jump in here. If you have one bit of advice for a parent of a first-year students, support support their student this semester and being successful. What would you offer to them? Hello. I can start with a piece of advice. So one thing that I like to talk to students about a lot is that it's a big transition moving to college. And one of the pitfalls that students can really fall into is comparing themselves to all of their peers. So that might be their peers on campus, but it might be their peers sort of on social media at other institutions and other schools. Because inevitably it's going to look like everybody else in your classroom, your dorm floor has made friends, has it all figured out? Isn't missing home, doesn't miss their dog, isn't going through that, the bumps of that transition. And so whatever students can do to just sort of focus on their own path and not do that comparison in sort of remember that transitions are hard, but almost always better things are on the other side, I think is a really important perspective for students to come into their first semester with. I think especially during these times when no one on this call, no one on the campus is having the same year that they had last year, the same semester that they had last year, whether their first years are seniors. And so it's just important to give yourself some grace there. I'll say I always say I agree with Kelly. After I hear something to Achilles. I'll say something that probably a lot of you heard as is, I probably would say to my kid, though they're very young, they're nowhere near College this point, I would ask them, Hey, are you sleeping? Are you eating? Are you laughing? And what have you done for yourself today? I think, and I know that I imagined that a lot of your, your, your, your students, your kids will, might roll their eyes at that, at the beginning. But I think that reinforcing those things, are you sleeping? Are you eating? Are you laughing and what have you done for yourself today are very important. Because Kelly students, I wouldn't say especially, but I think Kelly students are very intense. They're very focused on achievement. They're very focused on doing well and they're going to do well. But one of the things that it can be easy for them to forget is that they also deserve the kind of self-care that a lot of times students neglect and I think especially Kelly students can neglect because they are so driven and so focused on achievement. So again, I'll say, are you sleeping or eating, or you laughing? And what have you done for yourself today? That would be my suggestion. I'll prop and I think floor and in locked in a different way. I'd say explore your ideas and what you think that might be interested in tough out different things. That's where your classes can help. Your different internships can help. It's okay to not be sure I'm focusing in again, tying to back to Elliot Harmon, say it's take care of yourself while you're doing that, but could broaden your mind. Colleges a wonderful time to do that. And I'd also say get out of Kelly. Renee mentioned that earlier. I'm Kelly MBA grad, and sadly, I can't tell you what still going to be Becky Kelly for 11 years now? I can't tell you what a lot of the rest of the buildings around camels are. And I know that's my own fault right now. But as a student, I had no idea. So make sure your students get out there, wander campus, explore, try different made miners. Take it Here in there because you can learn so much about AB from it and it probably will be useful and whatever they decide to do. I'm just going to jump in and, and I think this is kind of already been said, but I think it's worth reiterating that, you know, as a parent, I feel like one of them was challenging tensions of being at least for myself, is that balance between letting your child be independent and then also wanting to help advocate and support that. So how do you how do you dial in that counts of challenge and support? And I guess my advice would be to, if you know that you naturally tend to air more on the support side and wanting to do things for your student. Challenge yourself to, to push something back on them, to help them learn self-advocacy. You know, I always try to tell students, you know, your mom and your dad can't go to your job interview for you? They can't show up at your first internship on your behalf. You're going to have to learn how to do that for yourself. And so you know that you err more towards that. Wanting to do things for your students. Maybe think about how can you challenge yourself to give them the space or to push them back to one of us as a way of practicing self-advocacy. And then if you're a kick them out of the nest type parent, make sure you check in on them. I don't think anybody on this webinar probably is. But make sure that they know what resources they have available. We have a lot of really independent students too, who have who've had a lot of experience getting good grades and being able to get into all the things they apply for. And then when they hit their first sort of failure, can, can really serves kind of go into a tailspin. So just encourage them to get that support, dialing in challenge and support it. Everyone. Thanks Ben, I love that challenge and support motto. And I think in advising, but study abroad advising and academic advising, that's something that we echo a lot to students. I think what, what has always captured my imagination here at the Kelly School is that there are so many opportunities for students to have and it might be a little overwhelming at first. So my advice for students is simply to ask questions and sort of to see what, what, what piques their interests. So if it's not already evident on this call, We have a full undergraduate staff that is available and Hodge Hall every day and committed to working with students. And we're here as resources. So, you know, I hate to think that a student would come in as a senior and say I had no idea that all of you were available and I will these opportunities were available. So I think if they can get into the practice of asking questions and looking, looking for new resources and ideas. I think there'll be pleasantly surprised with all of the options that are here. Thank you so much to all my colleagues for sharing these tips and and sharing your time this evening. In case you haven't picked up on it. We really love what we do. And I can tell you, I've been an undergraduate program for 15 years and many of my colleagues have been here for a very long time. And it's because we really care deeply about the school and the community here and ultimately believe in the work that we are privileged to do with your children and our students day in and day out. So we thank you for sharing them with us. It is, it's truly our pleasure to be a part of their education and part of this journey. And we really you, each of you as partners. We are sort of multiple legs on a stand that helps sort of prop them up and in and grow and become the basalt. So thank you again for joining us. I'll hand hand the mic over so to speak to Sarah harold to wrap things up. Thank you, Laurie. Thank you to all my colleague presenters. As a former Kelly parent, I can assure you that your students are in very good hands and they have plenty of resources available to help them be successful while I carry, please encourage them to take advantage of everything available. Trust that the staff, because what you see is what you get and they're just incredible. Thank you for attending and we look forward to seeing you at the next webinar, November, I promise you that that information will be coming up. Next newsletter will have a registration link. And if you have ideas of things that you would like to hear, please contact me and let me know and we will deliver a presentation that is of interest to you. So thank you everyone for coming tonight and have a great evening. Goodnight.