Kori Renn

Director of Career Advising

Kori Renn

What do you do?

I lead the exceptional team of coaching experts here at the UCSO to ensure our students are receiving the programming and coaching they need to succeed in their job searches.

Why do you do it?

I love developing talent and I love having a positive impact on peoples’ careers.  In this role I have the opportunity to do both.

How I got here.

The real question should be how I got back here.  Lots of planning and staying focused on what you love.  After starting my career in public accounting I quickly learned that I truly enjoyed coaching and developing talent.  That brought me back to the Kelley School in the early 2000s when I worked with the Graduate Career Services team.  Our first corporate move relocated us to Atlanta where I stayed in academia working with students at Emory University.  After another corporate relocation, to Charlotte, I transitioned into agency then corporate executive recruiting all within Financial services. This summer when my husband and I continued our discussions about our dream jobs all indicators pointed us back to IU and the time was right.  Where else would I be able to develop the talents of a team and help students launch their careers while enjoying all that Bloomington has to offer… did I mention IU basketball?

What have you learned during your career?

Relationships matter! Every connection is an opportunity to either advance or hinder your prospects. The choice is yours.

What do you do away from work?

Away from work my family keeps me busy.  My husband and I love to hike, kayak, bike and watch IU sports with our 6 year old daughter. You may also see me on an early morning campus run getting the energy out of our crazy bird dog, Bella.

I strongly believe…

…hope is not a strategy.  If you want something go get it.

I wish…

…to enjoy the small moments, every day, not just the big occasions.

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Sophomores Don’t Despair

Moving on…

During your sophomore summer, it is critical that you do something.  Want a few ideas of things you can do to help you gain experience and skills that are transferable to future employment? Then check these out!

Stick …

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Job Search Survival Skills: COVID19 Edition

“It’s not a good time to look for a job.” “Why did COVID happen during my senior year?” “It’s not fair that I have to deal with this.”  These are all things I’ve heard from students during this academic year.  …

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So You Say You Have Been Searching?

So you’ve been searching for an internship or full time employment during the pandemic and haven’t been successful yet? That’s ok. I’ve been talking with many students and have found that for many of you, your search efforts have meant …

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KSG Statement Condemning Racism and Hatred


Statement to Condemn
the Murder of George Floyd and Denounce Racism & Hatred

Kelley Student Government (KSG) has a longstanding and unwavering commitment to supporting individuals from all communities and we denounce the racist, hateful murders that have recently occurred …

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Connecting During Times of Economic Uncertainty

The COVID-19 experience has created a great deal of stress and uncertainty for students who are about to graduate next week or who are graduating in the class of 2021.  Those with jobs are asking, “Will my employer honor the …

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Kelley Alumni Initiatives To Connect Students & Alumni to Address Covid-19

A number of Kelley Alumni have begun to create opportunities to help students and graduates who have had experience opportunities impacted by COVID 19. We encourage you to participate in both!  Please feel free to share feedback with our office …

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Beyond Kelley Connect – LEVERAGE YOUR CONTACTS

ANYWHERE FROM 60-90% OF JOBS ARE FOUND INFORMALLY
VIA FRIENDS, RELATIVES, AND DIRECT CONTACTS.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO GET CLOSER TO SECURING AN OFFER?

TALK TO PEOPLE:  The majority of your “search time” — 80-90% — should be spent contacting people …

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