Aaron Smith

College: Butler University

Title: Client Partner Specialist

Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana

What was your first job?

I actually worked at a bowling alley as a birthday party host. It was a very interesting job as I was in charge of setting up decorations, food, handing out tokens, and all that jazz. What made it even better was the fact that we had to wear these crazy party hats that almost added an extra foot on top of my head. Eventually, we stopped wearing them but it definitely was hilarious to watch the kids go from chill to hyper after cake and ice cream. 

If you could add anything that is not typically found in an office, what would it be and why?

I would want a sleep pod because who doesn’t love to take random naps in the middle of the day, and then to do it in a padded, noise-proof ball would be even better. If not that, then a trampoline to unwind when you just need to de-stress after working on a lot of projects for a long period of time. 

What would be your personal motto?

“When life hands you lemons, make peach cobbler and watch the world wonder how you did it.”

Flashback to when you were 10 years old. What do you want to be when you grow up?

Surprisingly, I wanted to be a lawyer when I was younger. I remember one day in middle school, we had a “spirit day” and it was to dress up as your future profession so I wore a suit and carried a briefcase. Then I learned about what all it takes to become a lawyer and what they actually do and that changed very quickly. 

If we went to happy hour, what would you order?

For starters, I would get either a margarita for a vacation vibe or a rum & coke for a more chill and relaxed feel. Secondly, I would have to order wings, preferably boneless because I don’t need everyone seeing me eat bone-in wings like an animal. If wings aren’t an option then probably some sort of chips and dip, because food has to be an option at my happy hour.