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M O M E N T U M
Follow the stories of five Kelleys who each experienced a life-changing moment that propelled them forward.
You cant be successful living a life created by other people or copying what they do. Kelley helps you identify your interests, understand your strengths, and embrace your weaknesses.
When you discover the power of your own individuality, youll seize opportunities that were once inconceivable.
A M O M E N TSEIZED
Taylor Sidwell has always been into sports. Soccer, softball, racing:
You name it. She wasnt sure how her passion as a fan could be an
entry point for a careeruntil she took a Kelley study abroad course
through which she experienced the business of sports in Spain.
This program really piqued my interest because it focused on sports
as a business, says Taylor. Over spring break, we visited sports
companies and training facilities in Madrid and Barcelona. We learned
how they operate as businesses and studied the industry differences
and similarities between sports organizations in the U.S. and abroad.
Taylor discovered many similarities in the racing industry.
Confident in her new knowledge, she landed a coveted
internship at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) the
In Spain, we toured a company that works closely with
the IMS on Formula One races. It was eye-opening to see
what I learned abroad and during my internship related so
closely to racing in my hometown, says the Indianapolis
native. Through my internship, I became a much better
communicator, and I realized how fortunate I am to live in
the Racing Capital of the World.
Both experiences at Kelley Indy have guided Taylor in
choosing the sports industry for her future career in
marketing after graduation.
I want to be passionate about what I do for a living, says
Taylor. Thats why I plan to work in sports when I graduate.
I want to love the work I do, and the experiences I gained at
Kelley will help me accomplish that.
Every school has good professors. At Kelley, you have supportive coaches and mentors who tell you like it is.
Our unique culture of direct, open, and respectful dialogue helps students build emotional intelligence and confidence.
M O M E N T
Lynnette Sauer always knew she wanted to study both
art and business. She chose IUPUI because it offered
the respected, well-known Kelley School of Business and
Herron School of Art and Design, the only professional art
school in Indiana.
As she worked toward dual degrees in business
management and painting, Lynnette wasnt sure how her
two interests would merge to form a careeruntil a direct
and honest conversation with a Kelley professor.
I took David Steeles entrepreneurship class in the spring
semester of my freshman year. I remember very clearly
our conversation about my future, she says with a grin.
He told me, The kind of people who are going to be CEOs
of art museums need to know the things youre learning in
business school. Its not just someone who can paint well.
You need to know the business side of things to be a leader.
Id never thought of myself taking on such a big goal
at a museum. But five years later, I have a much greater
interest in museums, and thats where I want to go when I
This new direction steered Lynnette toward internships at
galleries, a public relations firm, and even alongside Kelley
alumna Paula Katz MBA14 at the Indianapolis Museum
of Contemporary Art. With study abroad experiences in
Europe for both art and business, Lynnette is confident
in the direction she wants to take her art and business
These experiences helped me to appreciate museums
as institutions that make art accessible to the public,
she says. Im interested in how museums function as
educational outlets beyond just presenting the art. My
interests have evolved because of Kelley and Herron.
Lynnette is thankful for the straight-talking, honest
perspective David Steele and other Kelley professors
provided as she painted a picture of her future.
Having other people encouraging me to pursue this path
really boosted my confidence, she says. It was so valuable
to have these business professors interested in my art
perspective. No matter what your interests are, theyll find
a way for business to support it.
Collaboration breeds success. Kelley students learn this on the first day of class.
They learn that working together is hard, but its worth it. They discover how to be successful teammates and leaders because they are taught that those who put the most effort into a group endeavor are those who will get the most out of it.
M O M E N T
Year after year, IUPUI is recognized for community engagement; its one of
the reasons U.S. News & World Report named us a top 10 up-and-coming
university. Its also how Caleb Martin developed a passion for volunteering at
I learned about Kelley Indianapolis Cares, a volunteer-oriented student
organization, and it sounded like something fun to do with my friends,
says Caleb. I discovered that Im very passionate about giving back.
Caleb began volunteering to stock shelves at Gleaners Food Bank. He
makes breakfast for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House and
raises money for IU Health Riley Hospital for Children through the IUPUI
Jagathon dance marathon.
Hearing from the Riley families how much we impact their lives by
volunteeringtheres nothing more rewarding than that, says Caleb.
At the same time, Im gaining professional experience that will help
me down the road. And Im forming friendships with hundreds
of other students who are passionate about the same
causes as I am.
The accounting and finance major says his volunteer
work has expanded both his business knowledge and
Ive gained experience in data tracking,
managing budgets, and forecasting
five-year plans, says Caleb. But some
of the biggest lessons have come
from personal growth. Im an
introvert, so its been a real learning experience for me to
lead committees of upperclassmen, to ask for donations,
and to forge partnerships with local businesses.
As a Kelley ambassador, incoming freshmen always ask
me for one piece of advice. I always say: get involved. Thats
the easiest way to meet people, the easiest way to discover
passions you never knew you had. Getting involved has
been the single most valuable thing Ive done.
At the Kelley School of Business, momentum is built by connecting one moment to the next, and success is all about the connections you make.
We believe business is personal and relationships matteramong professors, students, and alumni. And each is invested in you.
A M O M E N T OF
It was the schools reputation and accolades that
attracted Andrea Allensworth to Kelley Indy, but it was the
connections she made here that helped her succeed.
As a transfer student, it was so helpful to receive constant
encouragement and support from Kelley, says Andrea,
who transferred from Ivy Tech. I spent a lot of time
with professors outside of class. They talked through
every question I had. And when it came time to apply for
scholarships, the staff in Career Services helped me rework
my rsum and develop my first cover letter. That support
was instrumental in helping me win multiple scholarships.
Earning the scholarships boosted Andreas confidence.
Excelling in her coursework and getting involved with
student organizationsalongside classmates of similar
values and goalsmade Andrea feel as though shed found
her true place.
I looked for organizations that I would enjoy and that
would apply to my career goals, she says. Im now the vice
president of finance for Women in Business, and Im the
Accounting Association representative for Kelley Student
Through networking at events hosted by these student
organizations, Andrea learned more about the accounting
industry and what to expect after graduation. Interacting
with guest speakers and Kelley alumni helped her gain
greater perspective on how to use her Kelley experiences to
prepare for the real world.
With a career path in mind, Andrea turned her focus to
discovering the direction to take with her accounting and
My academic advisor really helped me define my goals,
says Andrea. She helped me develop an individual
academic plan from now until graduation. My long-term
goal is to sit for the CPA exam.
Andrea feels shes met and exceeded the goals she made
for herself when she set out to earn her degree.
Part of my application essay for Kelley Indy was t