Go make your own luck.
It’s an important message for students from Chris Sutton, a 2011 Kelley School of Business Evening MBA graduate and the senior vice president of marketing at Indianapolis-based hhgregg.
“Go make your opportunity,” said Sutton. “My advice to students is to figure out first what you want to do in life and where you want to live. If you spend all your energies honed in on those two things, you’ll find a job, and you’ll find a job you like. Too many times I see students get their degrees, then blast out their résumés to California, Chicago, and New York. I say to that—you’re not focused enough.”
Sutton grew up in Elkhart, Indiana, and he received his bachelor’s degree in 2000 from the Kelley School in Bloomington. After graduation, he found a job with Disney’s Home Entertainment division in Los Angeles.