STE 008 – From Small Town to Business School & Cincinnati with Andrew Lewis
In this episode, Daniel talks with Andrew about his journey from a small town in Indiana to Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business–and later to Cincinnati–and what he recommends for others who would follow his path.
- Andrew’s educational and vocational background.
- How did coming from a small town influence Andrew’s experience of business school, especially compared to peers who grew up with white collar parents and mentors?
- Did Andrew introduce aspects of Cincinnati life to the small town he came from, or vice versa? How did it go?
- How did Andrew build his current career?
- What are some takeaway points for others who look to do something similar to Andrew?
- Try new internships and jobs early and often.
- Important experiences don’t always come from fancy internships–they can come from fast food jobs (Chipotle, in Andrew’s case).
- Don’t blindly search for “your passion.” That can often foreclose opportunities more than reveal them.
- Don’t wait for better things to come along, whether with internships or jobs. Often, gaining experience opens more doors than just waiting around for the perfect opportunity.
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— Daniel & Andrew