Reflective Essay: Kelley School Of Business

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I was in 10th grade and in my second year at one of the most prestigious college prep schools in the county; but I was miserable. I chose to attend this school because it impressed my parents and other adults, but I never considered whether the school was right for me. In 9th grade, I focused on my work and did not allow myself to feel the effects of the cold and unforgiving environment. However, in 10th grade my lack of connection to peers and teachers at the school became undeniable. I tried my best to get through the school year, but by spring I knew that I needed change. I eventually got the courage to tell my parents that I was unhappy and wanted to transfer to a smaller school, Milken. Fortunately, my parents understood and allowed me …show more content…
Not only does Kelley School of Business provide a prestigious and highly-ranked undergraduate program, but it feels like the most obvious and comfortable fit for me. When I visited Indiana University and Kelley this past fall, I knew that over all of the other schools I had studied and visited, Kelley was the perfect fit for me. I was immediately taken by the Midwestern hospitality and values at this state of the art, warm and exciting campus. At Kelley, I hope to build a community that shares the same interests and values as I do. I wish to expand my intellectual horizon and absorb wisdom from professors and fellow students who are not only engaging but also motivating. On campus, I want to join clubs that relate to my interests and immerse myself in an environment that will foster learning and discussion. I want to meet others in the Kelley community who can teach me to expand my understanding of the global community and our friends worldwide. I want to share with others my experiences growing up in the dynamic, multicultural community that is Los Angeles. I am beyond excited about a part of being part of the Kelley School of Business undergraduate …show more content…
There has been much talk about whether a college education is an advisable investment over other paths like community college and trade school. The matter of the fact is that regardless of which path you choose, education in that field is essential to success in the future. In the field of finance, without a college education you cannot get in the door of any institution, so a degree for my career of choice is 100% required. In my 4 years at Indiana University I want to learn and develop practical skills that I can later use when applied in real world situations. Another goal of mine is to become incredibly well connected. The phrase “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know” rub people different ways. Some see it as an excess for those who don’t put in hard work, others like myself see it as the pinnacle of a businessman’s tool box, networking. My main goal at Indiana University is to meet as many people as humanly possible. To even be considered for a job I need to first get my foot in the door. For me, at the end of the

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