When I originally began sharing with people that I was going back to school at a top MBA business school, many of my friends assumed that I would be staying on the E. Coast, more specifically within the northeast, when they found out I was going to Indiana University - Kelley School of Business, many were like, you're going to school in the Midwest? That kind of sucks for you! This thinking couldn't be further from the truth! Kelley is at the top for MBA Program for Entrepreneurs, does very well for MBA Finance Majors, and stands worlds apart in Marketing as well!
You're probably saying to yourself, "OK, so decent school but what could there be to do in Indiana," that would make this guy feel so adamant about it being such a great place? Some examples of what I have been able to do outside of Kelley included:
- Experiencing some great shows at the IU Auditorium ranging from Broadway shows, seeing N.E.R.D. perform, and of course being able to see some of the different stepshows that have taken place at the IU Auditorium during my time here!
- Seeing and listening in on some great student recitals over at the Jacobs School of Music
- Attending some of the sports events here at IU... the tailgates at the football games are typically better than the games, LOL
- Making life long friends with other grad students in some of the other schools here, such as the Maurer School of Law, African-American & African Diaspora Studies (AAADS), Higher Education & Student Affairs (HESA), Jacobs School of Music, Library & Information Sciences, Optometry, and Health, Physical Education, & Recreation (HPER)
- Heading up to Indy to see the Pacers at Conseco Fieldhouse
- Learning a new type of salsa, known as Rueda (Salsa version of Do-Si-Do)
- Going to Chicago - which isn't too far at all! (about 4 hours away)
- Becoming a part of BGSA (Black Graduate Student Association) my first year and this year taking a leadership role and becoming Treasurer
- Eating - My favorite past time - Check out the multitude of international restaurants in Bloomington! - http://www.visitbloomington.com/international-cuisine/
- There's more, but I'm getting tired of typing... :)