Kelly Jo Hilleshiem

Kelly Jo Hilleshiem


Columbia City, IN
Administrative Support Technology
Why I chose my major: 

I chose AST, because I felt like it would guarantee me a job in the future.

Why I chose RIT: 
Because I felt like I would get an excellent education and because RIT has a great reputation.
What I like best about RIT: 

The staff is willing to help you with any situation you may have.

Best part of living on campus: 

Whenever you're bored there always are people out in the hallways to keep you company.

Dream job: 
My dream job is to work in a big city—walking with a briefcase in hand and cute heels on my feet.
Favorite spot on campus: 

Global Village when it’s a little chilly outside because they have a fire pit.

Favorite professor: 
Tracy Magin is the best professor! She always makes you feel comfortable even if you feel like you're unsure about something. That is the best thing a teacher can do for me. Whenever she helps a student she tends to show them how and why that "thing" is needed.
Favorite class: 
Intro to Sociology with Professor Jessica Cuculick. That class is so interesting, and makes you rethink situations you would have never thought about before.
What excites me about RIT: 

I'm so excited to still meet more new people. This campus is so big, and I can never have enough friends.

My most memorable experience at RIT/NTID: 
My very first RIT hockey game. The crowd gives you the most uplifting feeling ever with all the spirit they have!
If I could tell prospective students only one thing about RIT/NTID, it would be: 

You won't believe how many people you'll meet here who will want to support you and help you succeed. 

Favorite place to eat in Rochester: 
Chipotle! Some of the workers there even know sign language.
Favorite movie: 
“Monster's Inc.” So adorable and it makes me feel like a kid all over again.
Fun fact about me: 

I completely hate spiders, will go insane if my nail polish is chipped for more than three days, I love to have fun and cannot go a day without smiling! 

One thing I’ve always wanted to do but never have: 
Go to New York Fashion Week. Seriously, this would be a HUGE dream come true!
The one thing I can't live without: 
My yorkie-poo pup, Miley Jo. She's my world!