Lindsey Hojnowski, Associate Director of Employer Services

To Indianapolis employers, Lindsey is the face of Kelley Indianapolis Career Services. When she is not busy connecting students to their dream employers, you can find Lindsey walking the canal at lunch, eating French fries, and cheering for her favorite Ohio teams – the Cavs and the Buckeyes.

Hometown:  Hudson, Ohio     

Time at Kelley: Since September 2017

Advice for students:  Be present, discover your interests, and find classes/a career that fits those interests.

Favorite food:  French fries & birthday cake

Favorite place to travel:  Charleston, SC or Cape Cod, MA - I love the charm of the East Coast.

First job:  Part-time chocolatier at a local chocolate shop

Random fact: I was on an episode of Trading Spaces Family, which for our students would mostly be irrelevant if Trading Spaces wasn’t coming back on air.

Q: What is the best part of your job?

A: Ultimately knowing that the outreach and development I do with employers will result in necessary and valuable experiences for our students. I love having the opportunity to meet so many professionals and understand the needs of our community, what employers are doing to meet those needs, and connecting IUPUI’s Kelley School of Business students to these employers. 

Q: What is your career and education background?

A: I have a Bachelor of Arts degree with a specialization in Strategic Communications from The Ohio State University and a Master of Arts degree with a specialization in Leadership in Higher Education from Baldwin Wallace University.

Before beginning my graduate work, I spent a year as an Educational Leadership Consultant for my sorority, which taught me to embrace a hectic, unpredictable work life and that living out of a suitcase for months-at-a-time is a skillset all its own.  My student affairs experiences includes work as a Sr. Assistant Director at IU’s Career Development Center and as a Parent & Family Intern at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

I love having the opportunity to meet so many professionals and understand the needs of our community, what employers are doing to meet those needs, and connecting IUPUI’s Kelley School of Business students to these employers.

Q: What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

A: The best advice I’ve ever received is something my mom has told me since I was a little kid, it also happens to be a famous Maya Angelou quote. “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” This mantra helps me approach life with kindness and helpfulness which I believe makes me a better colleague, professional and friend.

Lindsey with her family at an Ohio State game