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Meet Tre Robinson

Development Automation Engineer, Salesforce; Ivy Tech ASAP Program Grad     College choice: Robinson earned his associate degree in computer and networking technology in the Ivy Tech ASAP program, which offers the opportunity to earn an associate degree in just 11 months. He said the ASAP program was the best choice for him “due to life and family situations. I had a part-time job and was looking to get working right out of school to help out. One of my guidance counselors at Tech said, ‘This would be a perfect…

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Career 

3 Key ways to show your social skills

Doing the job might not be enough; it turns out how you do the job—and, more importantly, how you do the job alongside co-workers—might be just as important. A 2016 Pew Research report found that “job categories with the highest growth tend to require higher social skills, analytic savvy and technical prowess.” Meanwhile, the number of jobs requiring “higher levels of manual or physical skills, such as machinery operation and physical labor, has changed relatively little,” reports Pew. Social skills, defined by Pew as “interpersonal, communications or management skills,” also…

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College 

Fact Check. Work and School: Do they Mix?

By 2020, 60 percent of all jobs in Indiana will require a degree or certificate.   Work and School: Do they Mix? Check in with your employer if you are thinking about taking classes toward a degree or certificate. Many employers offer tuition reimbursement, so you’ll want to be sure to cash in on that employee benefit. Taking a job with a college-friendly policy could be a great career move, too. If you’re making a career change, ask a prospective employer whether education is a company value. Cook Group in…

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5 Tips to Save, Learn, Succeed

Scholarship Search Checklist Filing the FAFSA isn’t the only step you should take to explore financial aid. By filing the FAFSA, you may automatically qualify for some scholarships, but there are other opportunities as well. A reliable online resource is FastWeb.com, which includes college and graduate school scholarship opportunities, as well as special scholarships for veterans, bilingual students, single parents, and more. Other tips: Investigate community resources such as civic groups, community foundations and faith-based organizations. Ask for help. Talk to everyone you meet about your search for scholarships. Friends,…

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Career 

Digital Dirt? Employers May Look at It

Did you know that 57 percent of employers are less likely to call a candidate for an interview if they can’t find information about them online? A 2017 Harris Poll survey of employers conducted for CareerBuilder also reported that 70 percent of employers use social media to screen candidates before hiring, and that 30 percent of employers have an employee dedicated to screening candidates on social media. Gary Beaulieu, Butler University’s director of Internship and Career Services, recommends LinkedIn as the No. 1 social media tool for effective job and…

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