Monday, August 22, 2011

Moving in and moving ahead at Kelley LLC

Overseas study is one of many opportunities
that lie ahead for Kelley freshmen.
Today was move-in day at the Kelley Living Learning Center at McNutt Quad, just up the street from the Kelley School of Business.

There are freshmen from New Jersey, Connecticut, Minnesota, Texas, California, Ohio, Chicago, China and, yes, from Indiana. Some came by car, some came by plane. But they all came because they want to immerse themselves in All Things Kelley.

As some unpacked, built lofts in their rooms and got plugged in to the wireless system, others checked out the courtyard, where they could get a picnic lunch and learn about student clubs and opportunities from Kelley students and staff.

Kelley LLC students become fast friends
and motivate each other. 
Opportunities. They will be the first of many for the Kelley LLC freshmen, who will develop partnerships with mentors and faculty, network with alumni and recruiters, and learn their strengths as they begin to bring their goals into focus and map a way to reach them.

Some day they'll be marketers, entrepreneurs, business analysts and financiers. But right now, they're just starting out.

So whether it was last year or 30 years ago, what was the best advice anyone gave you when you were a freshmen?

See more photos from Kelley LLC move-in day at


  1. From our Twitter feed (@KelleySchool), funplexedrunner offers this advice: Always find your classrooms before the first day of classes.

  2. Don't over commit yourself, especially in your first year. Find the right balance of school, involvement and social activities.

  3. Do the worst thing first. Project you're dreading? That's the one to tackle.

  4. What you get out of a class is equal to the effort you put into it.

  5. Set a time to call your family each week and keep it. It keeps the random panicked calls to a minimum because they know they'll hear from you!

  6. Take advantage of every opportunity you can! You only get to experience college once!

  7. The best piece of advice someone gave me Freshman year was, "Don't worry, it's only college." You will make mistakes, just try to learn and move on.

  8. Try new things. Attend theatre, School of Music, IU Auditorium, and IU Cinema events. Get off campus and get to know Bloomington: Volunteer, attend music, film and art festivals, go to the Farmers Market.