Major: Accounting, Kelley School of Business
I learned from watching my parents that a college degree would set me up for success. Going to college gives me a variety of opportunities I may not get otherwise.
As a first-generation student, I wish I would have known about more resources, not just available to me when I got to campus, but when I was applying. So my advice to other students is don't be afraid to ask the questions and get connected to the resources that can help you succeed. Be proud of yourself for getting here, because if you're like me, you did most of it on your own.
While you may be feeling independent, you don't have to work through every issue alone. I learned I don't need to be the expert on everything. Asking for help isn't a sign of helplessness, but a sign of growth.
Something that played a key role on my success as a student at IUPUI is being involved with OTEAM. I have learned so much more about myself as a leader and a student because of it, and I can help make the process of becoming a college student a little bit easier for our future Jags.