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Entrepreneurs look no further

Indiana is home to two of the best schools for entrepreneurs We would like to congratulate Ball State and Purdue Universities for being named as 2 of the Top 50 Undergraduate schools for entrepreneurship. The schools were chosen by The Princeton Review in partnership with Entrepreneur magazine. The survey examines more than 300 colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad. Way to go Cards and Boilers!

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NEW DIRECTIONS: 6 Ways to Transition to a New Career

By Tawn Parent It’s been estimated that the average American spends about 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime. That’s a lot of hours—and they can fly by if you’re happy and fulfilled, but if you’re unhappy, those hours can mean stress, anxiety, boredom and even impact your physical health. If you feel stuck and unsatisfied in your job, exploring new career paths may help. Six ways to get started: 1. Use Indiana Career Explorer at Indiana.kuder.com or another online career tool to check out various job options. 2. Find…

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Advance to the Next Level in Your Career

Through Next Level Jobs, Hoosiers can apply for a Workforce Ready Grant to receive free training statewide in one of Indiana’s five most in-demand industries: advanced manufacturing building and construction health and life sciences IT and business services transportation and logistics   The grant pays for tuition and fees for qualifying, high-value certificates for up to two years for Indiana residents. You must have a high school diploma (or equivalent) but less than a college degree. For additional requirements for certain training providers and programs, visit nextleveljobs.org/Job-Seeker/How-It-Works or call 866-591-5018 to…

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Mekenzie Vachon: Making a Career Discovery

Soon after completing her bachelor’s degree in social work, Mekenzie Vachon made an unpleasant discovery: The field was not for her. She was working at an autism center and had begun her master’s in social work when she realized that she wasn’t putting her skills to their best use. Her internships had been in an office setting, which she had enjoyed. Working directly with clients did not suit her as well, and she believed that administrative work would be a better fit. Vachon met with an Ivy Tech advisor in…

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Lydia Moody: Starting Over in a Tech Career

Lydia Moody didn’t let age hold her back when she decided to change careers. She went back to school at the age of 48 to learn how to code. Today she’s using her newfound knowledge in a job at one of the nation’s leading technology companies. Career Path: Moody, who grew up in the town of Brazil, Indiana, had always intended to become a preschool teacher. She attended Indiana State University in Terre Haute, where she majored in education. When she was offered a preschool teaching position after her first…

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