Shefali Tandon is an undergraduate majoring in Accounting and Information Systems and plans to pursue an MS in Information Systems.
What is your favorite part of being an accounting student at Kelley?
The clubs and organizations! I’ve met so many amazing women through the accounting clubs at Kelley, like Women in Accounting. As a result, whenever I walk into an accounting class, I see a familiar, friendly face. I’m more of an introvert, so having people I know in my classes makes the classroom environment much more relaxing. Of course, having someone to bounce off ideas and study with doesn’t hurt either!
Why did you choose to major in accounting?
I love numbers (and I always have). Even in middle school, when I took courses like Physics and Chemistry, the numerical problems were always my favorite part. I then took accounting in high school and loved it!
Drawing on your experiences, what advice would you give to future Kelley Accounting students?
Jump in with both feet! There are so many opportunities that you can take advantage of in your first two years: clubs, Kelley Honors, workshops, and networking events. Try to get a head start so you can sit back and relax your last two years. Have fun, take breaks when you need them, and make sure you’re pushing yourself but not so much that you’re not enjoying your college experience.
What are your plans for the future?
My current plans involve working in technology risk, hopefully at an accounting firm in Chicago. I interned in the city last summer and had so much fun!
Please tell us about your favorite activities at Kelley and IU.
I love visiting the Balance Room between classes. It’s a good way to recharge and make sure I’m prepared for the next class. Going to games is also always a great time, whether football or basketball, men’s or women’s.
What has been your favorite accounting class at Kelley?
A100! Although I took it online, I enjoyed revisiting the foundations of accounting, and it reminded me of everything that excited me about accounting in the first place. Accounting can get confusing fast, so it is crucial to have a strong base.
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