Susie Clarke

Career Coach

What do you do? 

I am a career coach.  My goal is to provide life-long career skills for students to be successful in obtaining their first job and many more.

Why do you do it? 

I enjoy helping others be successful.  It is so refreshing to work with the Kelley School of Business students and make an impact on their professional growth.  It is also fun to learn from them as well.

How I got here?

I joined Cummins after completing a degree in Finance from Kelley and quickly got involved with recruiting new finance talent (Undergraduates and MBA’s).  Quickly, I volunteered to lead University Finance recruiting along with my other responsibilities.   After almost 20 years and lots of International travel, I wanted more time to watch my daughter grow up.  As I reflected on my career, I realized what I loved to do was to coach others.  I really enjoyed campus recruiting, so I contacted the Kelley School of Business Career Services Director and joined the team.

What have you learned during your career? 

You don’t have to have a 4.0 nor a 3.5 GPA to be successful.  You need to understand your strengths, continuously learn and challenge yourself.  If you are not challenged you are not growing and developing yourself.  If you have developed strong relationships then opportunities will come to you that others will never know about.

What do you do away from work?

I look forward to spending time with my family which includes my husband (a Kelley grad), my daughter (IU grad), son-in-law (IU grad), my grandson and granddaughter.  I enjoy shopping, cooking, reading, fly fishing, traveling, and I’m an IU basketball enthusiast.

I strongly believe…

…a positive attitude makes a big difference.  Ability is what you’re capable of doing.  Motivation determines what you do.  Attitude determines how well you do it.

I wish…

I could travel to every national park, exercise more and see IU Basketball hang another banner.

Specialties and Interests

Corporate FinanceHuman ResourcesSupply Chain/OperationsOffer and Negotiation Skills


Conrad Prebys Career Center, 0200