Keely has been preparing for the next step, her career, since before she decided on IU. Part of her process when picking a university was the importance of alumni networks.
"I was looking at different, smaller schools," she explained, "and if there are people in my future office who went to, say, the University of Illinois, a lot of them would speak up for people from IU, simply because it’s a Big Ten campus.”
It certainly helps that IU has a gorgeous campus and her experience during the recruiting process, feeling like a person and not a number, was so positive.
She also utilizes the Walter Center for Career Achievement and the Health Professions & Prelaw Center (HPPLC) as she sees the end more and more in sight. Her Walter Center and HPPLC advisors have helped her as she applies for internships, graduate school, and more.
“The staff they have for advising are awesome because I would say ninety percent of the things that I did to get my internship or when I was applying to grad schools I would have never known,” she said. “And I don’t think a lot of people do know the ins-and-outs until they talk to these people who know the little secrets of these industries.”
At the Walter Center, she’s been able to focus on her resume and finding a place that’s friendly for students to rest and relax in. Besides free snacks in the hospitality suite, she’s free to stop by and hang out, get work done, or drop in for resume advising. “[The Walter Center] always says they do more than resumes,” she explains, “but I do go there to get my resume corrected a ton.”