Dylan Carroll is a 20-year-old junior at Indiana State University. He is double majoring in Management Information Systems and Marketing. He is involved in Greek life, the study abroad program, and several other organizations on and off campus, including Bization, SeniorUp and hosting his own podcast. In the future, he is looking forward to making a difference in digital marketing, sales and negotiations and entrepreneurship.
Why did you decide to come to ISU? The Scott College of Business of one of the best business schools in Indiana and after receiving a scholarship, that booked my ticket to attend Indiana State University.
What do you love about ISU? I love the facility at Indiana State University. There are countless people behind the scenes that make this university great and it is important as students to acknowledge these people that are here to help us achieve amazing goals in life.
What are you involved with on campus? I am in the Networks Program, Honors Program, Sales Team and much more.
Can you tell me a little bit about your podcast and why you decided to start it/what your goal with it is? My podcast is called “Behind Closed Doors.” I talk with anyone that has a compelling story or a different perspective. I started it because there are too many awe-inspiring stories that go untold.
Can you tell me about Bization? BIZATION is a platform that my team is building that will allow young entrepreneurs to collaborate on business ideas.
SeniorUp? SENIORUP is a company founded on the principle that the elderly are the forgotten generation. It is important to give back to towards the generation that created the opportunities for us. SENIORUP provides social services to the elderly such as companionship, transportation, and home needs.
Can you elaborate on the study abroad experiences you've had and why they're so important? I have been throughout Europe, Asia, Central America and South America. It is important that every college student travel outside of the United States whether it be to study or to have fun because it will change your life. You can acquire another language, understand a different culture, visit the top-rated attractions in the world, and most importantly learn how to be independent.
Any funny travel stories? Funny travel stories will be some of the best memories you ever have in your life. One that sticks out to me was when I was in Lima, Peru. We were in Jorge Chavez International Airport when my best friend walked through the entire airport with toilet paper hanging out of his pants. It was the funniest experience of my life. At the time I did not record it because I was too busy laughing my brains out. It was when he was getting Starbucks when it fell out and his reaction was by far the best part because he looks at the toilet paper and keeps walking as nothing ever happened!
Can you give me some insider travel tips? The best insider travel tip is to trust your instincts and go will your gut call. There are moments where you will be in awesome, but scary situations and that you just need to make a quick decision without contemplating.
What are your plans for the future? My plan for the future is to have a positive impact on society. I am unclear as to which project will do so, but only time will tell.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Africa is next!
What is one piece of advice you have for new students? My one piece of advice for new students is to be a sponge. Learn, learn, and keep learning. Soak in the most advice you possibly can as it will give you guidance in the right direction.