In the days leading up to the IUPUI Top 100 Outstanding Students Recognition Dinner, we will be featuring the Kelley students who have been named among IUPUI’s Top 100 students in 2019.
What has been your favorite experience so far at Kelley?
Ryan: My favorite Kelley experience was studying abroad in London my freshman year. It was an incredible trip. I got to meet some amazing people on the trip, and the things I was able to experience and learn while in London continue to shape how I learn and the career I want to pursue.
What has been your favorite class and why?
Interestingly enough, my financial accounting class is probably my favorite of all time. I struggle with accounting and normally try to avoid it as much as possible. However for financial accounting, I was in a small section with all of my best friends and Professor David Farber made every class engaging and exciting.
If you had to pick one professor who has impacted you the most while at Kelley, who would it be?
This is an incredibly hard question. I have had professors open doors to study abroad, professors who helped prepare me for internships, and professors who took an interest in my personal growth. However, in a large part because of how much I love finance, I would have to say Professor Stienhardt has impacted me the most.
Where do you see yourself after you graduate?
After graduation I plan on starting a career in corporate finance, hopefully through a rotational development program.
Favorite activity/extracurricular activity that you have been involved in while at Kelley?
I have been involved in some amazing Kelley extracurricular activities. However, one of my all-time favorite has to be competing in the Conexus Case Competition with 3 other classmates. My team ended up finishing second out of the 14 Indiana business schools also competing at the event.
What is your advice to current Kelley students?
Expand your learning outside of the classroom. Kelley School of Business at IUPUI does an incredible job of providing unique accessible opportunities to expand your learning and understand. Many of them are fun, informative, and help develop students into strong individuals.
What is your Kelley moment?
My Kelley moment is every time I walk down the hallway in the business building. It is seeing professors who have taught me so much about business and life. It's saying hi to friends who pushed me, laughed with me, studied with me, and made my first three years at Kelley so enjoyable.