By: Evan Gray, BS’20
Hi! My name is Evan Gray and I’m a freshman at the IU Kelley School of Business Indianapolis. I recently graduated from Herron High School, which is in downtown Indianapolis. So, I’m familiar with the area already, which is nice.
Throughout the school year, I’ll be writing about my experiences as a first-year Kelley student. Through this blog, I hope others who will be starting college soon can get an idea of what it’s like to be a student at Kelley Indy.
Since moving in, I’ve been flooded with some very powerful emotions. Leaving behind my family and friends has definitely been hard but the excitement of moving to this new chapter in my life has overshadowed the pain of loss. I had never met either of my two roommates before I moved in, but I was eager to meet them.
I wasn’t super nervous about living with two complete strangers, but sharing a space has been an adjustment. I can’t crank up my music, or leave my things strewn about the room. I have to be conscious that I don’t live alone anymore. However, having roommates has been a really great experience so far. It’s nice to have someone else who is in a similar position to talk to.
I am currently enrolled in six classes for my first semester. I am taking a business-learning community class, an intro to calculus class, a speech class, a second-level French class, an intro to business administration class, and an introductory-level accounting class.
I plan on majoring in finance and international business and minoring in French and history.
As for what classes I’m looking forward to, my French class has really got me excited! I took four years of French in high school, and I fell in love with the language and culture. I am really excited to continue learning the language at a higher level. I am not looking forward to my calculus class. I have always been good at math, but it is not a subject that interests me in the slightest.
I can’t wait to dive right into my freshman year of college at IUPUI.
I hope you’ll follow along!