The St. Louis Area
I’m Holly, and I’m a sophomore from St. Louis, Missouri. I am majoring in marketing and international business in the Kelley School of Business and minoring in Spanish. I’m also in the Hutton Honors College and the captain of the women’s club lacrosse team. At a school with over 40,000 students, the opportunities and resources at Indiana University are endless, so keep reading for my favorites!
My Best of IU and B-town Links
- Best Place to do Group Work: The SPEA Library
- Best Place to Study: The Wells Library stacks or the Kelley graduate lounge
- Best Pizza: Mother Bears!
- Most Beautiful Part of Campus: The Arboretum
- Best Place to Hang Out during B-ball Season: Assembly Hall
- One of the Best Parts of IU: The Little 500 bike race in April
I was originally a direct admit to the School of Journalism; however, I decided to switch my major the week before school started my freshman year and switched my direct admit status from the J-School to the B-School. This demonstrates a few things: first, it’s okay to change your mind, and second, IU offers tons of majors from which you can choose. Being a student in the Kelley School of Business has opened so many doors for me. I’ve learned from professors with years of experience, networked with top professionals in my intended career path, and met other students with similar interests and amazing talent. For instance, the CFO of Whirlpool spoke to my accounting class this past week, and the former CMO of Pepsi has spoken to Women in Business multiple times. To help further my professional development, I am involved in Women in Business, and I work at the Office of Admissions.
Outside of academics and work, I play on the women’s club lacrosse team, where I serve as co-captain and vice president of the club. I picked up my first lacrosse stick in the sixth grade and have not stopped playing since (minus that time an opponent shattered my hand during a game...hello Carl the Cast!). Initially, I was nervous about joining IU's team because I knew it would be vastly different than my high school team in regards to playing level. Needless to say, I set my fears aside and made one of the best decisions ever: I joined the team. We play other clubs around the Midwest, including Illinois, Purdue, Kentucky, Ohio State, Michigan, and Northwestern, just to name a few. The traveling and time commitment is tough at times, but since I love the sport, I’ll do anything to fit it in. It’s not only a great way to build teamwork and leadership skills, but it’s also a great stress reliever and break in my day. Lacrosse helps me better manage my time, improve my teamwork skills, and continue playing the sport I love. Live, love, lax.