Tuesday, September 1, 2015

10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Next Networking Event

By Mike Schmeckebier


Networking events are an essential part of the professional development and career growth game. Some lucky individuals dive right into these events and come out with five great leads and a new hiking buddy. But for others, these orchestrated events can be a total drag, full of awkward moments and monotonous small talk.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Why AGILE Greece Has Been the Most Rewarding Experience in My Kelley Journey

By Astha Chouhan


My Kelley Direct Greece study abroad course was not an academic exercise. Our focus and motivation throughout the term came from the desire to make a difference for a real business in Greece, not to get an A in the class. This one-of-a-kind of experience could not have been delivered within the boundaries of a classroom. This project  enabled my fellow Kelleys and me to apply the knowledge we had gained from our Kelley online MBA courses.

Friday, July 24, 2015

How the Kelley Direct Women in Business Association is Addressing Gender Inequality in the Workplace

By Jo Cooey

 
You may have heard talk about gender equality in the workplace. Statistics such as the gender pay gap have become topics of debate in the political realm. Campaigns such as Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In movement have sprung up all around, providing a platform to discuss and to some extent combat inequality in the workplace. The bad news is that gender inequality still exists. The good news is there’s something you can do about it.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Perspectives on Business and Life in Palestine – Why I Went to Bethlehem with my Online MBA Class

By Brian Nash


I am not a stereotypical online MBA student. I prefer to spend my admittedly limited free time going to punk shows or helping sea turtles rather than networking to find the next step in my career. That said, here I am, writing an article for Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Why? Because my Kelley Direct AGILE study abroad course in Bethlehem was easily one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, and I hope other current or prospective students can find their inspiration, challenge preconceptions and build a better world.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

5 Ways Online MBA Students Can Enhance their Virtual Classroom Experience

First-year online MBA student and management consultant Sri Chatterjee tweeted this picture recently:



She was attending a live Economics lecture online on-board a flight taking her back home to Chicago. This of course excited her professor, Dr. Steven Kreft, who reached out to share his thoughts:

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Lessons Online MBA Students Learned While Helping a Botswana Business Return to Profitability

In August 2014, online MBA students Mike Vought, Jason Kuck and Rachel Skiles arrived in Botswana to meet the owners of Dips Motors, their client for the global immersion and leadership course we refer to as AGILE (short for Accelerating Global Immersion Leadership Education). The team was tasked with helping this 25 year old, family-owned auto repair business overcome its management, accounting and financial woes over the course of this 12 week class. They had the opportunity to meet Mel, the new manager of Dips Motors, at the start of the term. That was when they first learned about this company’s obstacles.

Monday, May 4, 2015

How Pitching to Silicon Valley VCs Better Prepared Me for Managing Risk and Entrepreneurship

By Sean Taylor


Some opportunities are simply too good to pass up. They are the kind of opportunities that would harbor regret and resentment if missed. The chance to participate in the Kelley Direct Silicon Valley Challenge was exactly one of those opportunities.