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?
Aneta: My favorite experience at Kelley has been being a member of the Kelley Honors Program. At first, I was hesitant if I should do the Honors I-Core, however, I’m very glad I did. It was one of my best decisions I have made while studying at Kelley. I have enjoyed collaborating with truly exceptional and diverse business students who share similar professional interests, vision, and passions.
What has been your favorite class and why?
I liked all my honors classes, but my favorite Kelley class was Organizational Behavior (BUS-Z302) with Professor Ryan Outlaw. This was my first management class that I took at Kelley, and it confirmed for me that this is what I want to do once I graduate. Professor Outlaw is very enthusiastic, and he was able to explain topics very well, based on real life experiences.
If you had to pick one professor who has impacted you the most while at Kelley, who would it be?
This is a tough question. I was very fortunate to take classes with many great professors, who have been supporting me inside and outside of the classrooms. Professors, such as Darrell Brown, Judith Wright, David Steele, and Joshua Killey, have always inspired me to do my absolute best. Their detailed feedback helped me to improve and grow academically. These professors were not only able to impact me in my undergraduate career, but they also gave me advice on future career goals, as well.
Where do you see yourself after you graduate?
I would love to pursue playing golf after graduation. Ultimately, my plan is to complete an MBA program and start a career in the hospitality industry.
Favorite activity/extracurricular activity that you have been involved in while at Kelley?
I’m very blessed to represent IUPUI and Kelley in Division I athletics. Being a member of the IUPUI women’s golf team means having to balance athletic and academic responsibilities. It has been challenging to spend countless hours of practicing, travelling, competing, and being a full-time business student. My determination has led me to hold several school records and gain many awards, but most importantly, my teammates and golf coaches have become my second family. I was able to share with them many unforgettable memories for which I’m truly thankful.
What is your advice to current Kelley students?
My advice to current business students is: Get to know your Kelley professors. They are the best resources available to you, and they are always there to help with any academic and professional uncertainties you might have.
What is your Kelley moment?
My favorite Kelley moments are when I got admitted to the Kelley Honors Program, and when I became one of IUPUI’s Top 100 students. Four years ago, when I came to Indianapolis from Slovakia, I wasn’t even thinking I could achieve all these accomplishments. The Kelley School of Business has given me many great opportunities to grow and motivated me to keep improving academically.