Career Cost 

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 Prep 

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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Career Prep 

Meet David Turkington

David Turkington, 34, calls himself a “lifelong learner.” After five years of active duty in the U.S. Marines, he moved from his native Oregon to Marion, Indiana. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from Indiana Wesleyan University and now is enrolled in IWU’s 25-month online Virtual MBA program. In the program, students earn their MBA by becoming “trainees” in a virtual-reality company that’s based on an actual business. On his higher-education path: “I started at a community college in Oregon and did two semesters there, and then I…

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Colleges & Schools 

Meet Gloria Turner

Ivy Tech graduate. Current IUPUI student. 21st Century Scholar, Ivy Tech Bowen Scholar. Miss Plus Indiana.     Background: “My grandmother dropped out [of high school] at 15, so did my mother, and I did, too. Education was never a priority. I grew up thinking that if I got a good enough job, I would be all right. I did have a good job, but then I got into an abusive relationship, got pregnant and lost my job, all in one month. School was the last option. I enrolled at…

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Colleges & Schools 

Free Online Courses

Ever hear of a MOOC? That acronym stands for “Massive Open Online Course.” MOOCs are free, online courses offered by leading universities. Two of the largest MOOC sites, Coursera and edX, provide links to literally thousands of courses from universities around the world, in various languages. Examples include robotics, anatomy, computer science and marketing analytics. Many are self-paced, allowing you to study whenever you like. If you’d like to explore coursework before making a commitment to a particular field of study, or would like to enhance your knowledge in a…

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