‘Indebted to The Consortium for this Opportunity’

Consortium President and CEO Peter J. Aranda received the following email on Sunday, June 7, in the midst of our 49th annual Orientation Program & Career Forum. We share it here, with permission:

My name is Maurice Stanfer from the (Indiana University) Kelley School of Business (“Go Hoosiers!”). I felt compelled to email you about your speech at the Kick-Off Meeting. There was a part of your speech when you gave an analogy about a child learning to walk that really resonated with me.

As I mentioned in one of my application essays, in November of 2013, I had to have emergency brain surgery. Literally, my world was turned completely upside down. Contrary to what the doctors believed, I fully recovered, and I’m here today.

I had to learn how to walk again and speak again, but I was DETERMINED to get my life back together. Much like that brave child, I took steps and fell down, but I had the courage to get back up.

I say all this to say that I feel soooooo indebted to The Consortium for this opportunity. It is an opportunity that I hold with the highest regard. I am PROUD, GRACIOUS, HUMBLE and READY to not only represent this brand, but to further the mission of The Consortium! If I can ever be of service in any capacity, PLEASE do not hesitate to contact me.