As an assistant director in Kelley Indy Career Services, Sherry Zike specializes in counseling students with practical career advice. After having her own careers in accounting, teaching and managing a rock band, Sherry has a variety of advice to offer.
Q: You’ve been at Kelley 15 years – what do you like best about your job?
Sherry: I feel free to create solutions in different ways. Not all my ideas are good ones, but they are heard and taken seriously. I appreciate that collaborative environment.
Q: You keep track of career trends and counsel students on how careers fit into their lives – how did you find your way into your own career?
Sherry: My husband and I both earned business degrees at IUPUI before it was Kelley (we met here at school.) He’d come back to do some networking and discovered that Kelley’s Career Services needed an admin. I started here the very first day the career center opened. I received Myers-Briggs (MBTI) training, which turned out to be a somewhat religious experience for me. It validated a lot of things I’ve noticed while working with kids throughout the years. After that, I decided I wanted to move into more of a counseling role and I’ve done that ever since.