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 2018.
What has been your favorite experience so far at Kelley?
Alex: One of my favorite experiences at Kelley would have to be selling Kelley apparel to students at a reasonable price for the past two years. I love seeing people around campus wearing shirts, crewnecks, or quarter-zips that I sold to them. The biggest purpose of the store is so that students to have more pride for Kelley by being able to wear comfortable yet affordable clothing.
What has been your favorite class and why?
My favorite class to this day would be BUS-F374 Honors Finance, which was the finance class in I-Core. This class is what motivated me to switch from a supply chain management & marketing major to a finance major. I find myself still using what I learned in that class today, and it was taught by my favorite professor, Professor Roberson.
If you had to pick one professor who has impacted you the most while at Kelley, who would it be?
This is an easy one for me, especially because I just said it above. It would have to be Professor Roberson. I have had Professor Roberson for the past three semesters for finance classes, and I would honestly take him again if I had the choice. He does an amazing job at teaching in a way that makes students engage with the topic at hand. He has was a great mentor to me while I was going through the process of buying the company that I currently own.
Where do you see yourself after you graduate?
After graduation, I will continue to grow my start-up company and take that as far as I can. We have big plans for this summer, and I am excited to take what I have learned throughout my four short years and put it into the real world.
Favorite activity/extracurricular activity that you have been involved in while at Kelley?
My favorite organization that I have been involved with at Kelley is Delta Sigma Pi. This organization has allowed me to grow both as a professional and a person, and I have learned a lot about myself as a leader. I have made friends in this organization that I will have for life, and I only regret not joining DSP earlier.
What is your advice to current Kelley students?
Never be afraid to go out and be different. Take a risk, because there is a 50% chance that it will work out in your favor. If it doesn’t, learn what didn’t work and grow from that experience. Too many students are afraid to take risks because they are afraid of failure, but only from failure can we grow as leaders.
What is your Kelley moment?
This was a hard question for me to answer. I would have to say that my Kelley moment is this point in my life right now. I have been fortunate in the past few weeks to be recognized by the Kelley School for the work I do both in and outside of the classroom. It has made me realize all of the hard work I have put in throughout my time here, and for that I say thank you!