Top 100 Profile: Caleb Martin

In the days leading up to the IUPUI Top 100 Outstanding Students Recognition Dinner, we will be featuring our Kelley students who have been named a Top 100 for 2017.

What has been your favorite experience so far at Kelley?

I studied abroad in Spain during my sophomore year. This was my first time out of the country and while it wasn’t without its mishaps, it was one of the best experiences of my life. The program combined two of my biggest passions, business and sports, and I was able to visit some of the most famous sports clubs in the world in FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. I am so grateful to Professor Donahue and Professor Malatestinic for creating such a memorable experience.

What has been your favorite class and why?

Outside of the study abroad course I mentioned above, A-312 Intermediate Accounting II with Professor John Hassell has been my favorite course. I took this course over the summer, and while it was rigorous, this was the first time I fully started to understand and get a grasp on financial accounting. I ended up being a tutor for this course the following fall, which allowed me to better understand the material. Without this course, I would not have been prepared for the public accounting internship I am doing this spring.

If you had to pick one professor that has impacted you the most while at Kelley, who would it be?

The first person I met at Kelley was Maureen Kinney. She taught my first-year seminar class, BUS-X 103: Business Road Trip. This course allowed us to visit different businesses across Indianapolis, and it was my first exposure to an actual business environment. Maureen believed in me from the minute I stepped on campus, and she helped me to reach my full potential as a student and as a leader. Without Maureen, I would not be where I am today.

After graduation, I would love to stay in Indianapolis. Currently I am working a full-time public accounting internship in audit with Katz, Sapper & Miller. I absolutely love the people and the work environment at KSM, and I could not have asked for a better experience. If all goes as planned, I hope to get a full-time offer and start full time the fall after my graduation.

Caleb Martin, BS'17