As the assistant director of internships at Kelley Indianapolis Career Services, Colleen Rusnak helps students find the career that’s right for them. In her free time, she’s a daredevil on the slopes.
Q: In your role, what do you do for undergraduate students?
Colleen: I provide a lot of counseling to students during the job search process and help them identify industries and career fields in which they may want to intern. I help them understand the job search and how to behave professionally and I teach courses like X220 and X103 to help them prepare for the job search. A lot of it is helping them to understand themselves and clarify what they want to major in and narrow the job search process to fit those goals. I also lead the #KelleyHired program so when students report an internship or full-time hire, we announce the news, tweet it and their companies will retweet.
Q: What do you like about your job?
Colleen: I really enjoy when I work with a student and I see them actualize their career plan. It’s the greatest part about my job. I can see it in their face when they’re excited and empowered and they realize they have the skill set to achieve their goals. They’re excited to be a part of Kelley and to go into the workforce and build on this huge network.