Daniel Jared, BS'18
Daniel Jared, BS'18, and his twin brother Jonathan, BS'19, both will graduate from Kelley Indianapolis. While Daniel graduated in December, he plans to attend commencement this May with his brother, because they "started together and they are going to finish together."
Looking back at your journey at the Kelley School Indianapolis, what are your favorite experiences?
Out of all the experiences at the Kelley School of Business Indianapolis, my favorite experience is working with my brother on the same team in professor Todd Roberson’s class for J-411. Kelley teaches you to work with those who bring out the best in you, and that is exactly how my brother and I destroyed the simulation. This reflects my journey I have had throughout Kelley, because my brother and I have always worked together, even in our different classes.
What were you involved in/with, during your time at the Kelley School Indianapolis?
When I transferred, the first activity I got involved with was working at Barnes and Noble with my brother. I then got involved with OTEAM where I served as an advocate for the interests, needs and rights of first-year students. Later, I joined the marketing club where I worked my way up to an executive position. Then I studied abroad in London. After this, I joined the accounting association as the only marketing student in this association. Kelley motivated me to obtain an internship at Blue Ribbon Transport to further my understanding of logistics. Jonathan and I have done Regatta for three years at IUPUI, and I have also worked at Berkshire Hathaway throughout my college career.
What are your plans after graduation?
I graduated in December and I am currently working for AT&T as an outside sales representative. This summer, I will be managing my own sales territory in Cleveland, Ohio.
Do you have a Kelley moment?
I would say studying abroad was the greatest Kelley moment for me, because it showed me how far-reaching businesses are. In order to give yourself the greatest opportunity to succeed, you must view the world from many different perspectives. It was amazing to see how small we are in the business world, and I realized that each of us are just a piece in this massive world of business.
What advice would you give to current students as you graduate?
“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”
This quote is an exact replica of what truly happens in the commercial world. Once you get into the workforce, it doesn’t matter if you are the most talented person. The only way to reach the top is if you outwork the next person. Make sure you plan your week out. Find out what assignments you have, make a plan, put in your calendar and stick to it. It will be hard, but it will be worth it.
What it has meant to attend college with your twin:
It’s always been me and my brother -- He’s my best friend, and I am going to be his best man at his wedding. It’s always him and me against the world. I chose Kelley because it is one of the top business schools, and I knew it would help us tackle the business world.
Jonathan and I did everything we could to take classes together, even with our different majors (I'm a marketing major with a minor in psychology and Jonathan is a double major in accounting and finance). We just wanted to be together, to teach each other and study together. That is why, even when I graduated in December, I am walking with him in May. We started this together and we are going to finish together.