For Joe DeVries, BS’18, MSA’19, finding his niche at Kelley helped him to excel.
“In high school, I wasn’t an exceptional student. I didn’t love it. But once I started studying business at IUPUI, I found my niche in accounting—and I enjoyed it. It was something I was good at, and something I’ve become passionate about.”
And somewhere Joe could shine. Finding his passion led to a master’s degree in accounting and, ultimately, a full-time auditing internship at Ernst & Young.
“I discovered accounting after taking A100 (Basic Accounting Skills) with professor Diane Sturek. I enjoyed every class session. It was only 12 weeks, and I wished it was longer! Not only did I enjoy it, but I found I was good at it. I enjoyed reading the homework assignments, studying processes and learning how money flows through an organization. I was motivated to study and do well.”