Elijah J. Secrest
Major: Media Advertising
School: The Media School
Hometown: Greencastle, Indiana
IU Student Involvement: Executive Account Assistant at Indiana Daily Student (IDS); Public Relations Chair of IU 21st Century Scholars Program Volunteer Corps; Member of IU Liberal Arts and Management Program (LAMP) Student Advisory Board
Why IU: “I chose Indiana University Bloomington because of the IU Media School and the school’s state-of-art facilities in Franklin Hall. The brand new technology, equipment, and amenities in the building was definitely an exciting opportunity that I wanted to take advantage of.”
How Has 21st Century Scholar Program Helped You Succeed: “The IU 21st Century Scholars Program has lifted a huge financial burden off my shoulders and has given me the confidence and resources that I need to pursue my passion and purpose in the field of media and technology. I am continually amazed by how hard the IU 21st Century Scholars Program works to provide students with tutoring and mentoring services, professional and volunteer opportunities, and other ways to make sure all of their students are comfortable navigating the tumultuous waters of their academic lives, but also in their professional and personal lives as well. The IU 21st Century Scholars Program is constantly pushing not only myself, but my fellow IU 21st Century Scholars to do greater things and demand excellence of themselves. So I thank them for giving me that push.”
Future Goals after IU: "After IU, I plan to pursue an M.S. degree in Information Systems at the IU Kelley School of Business."