Career Prep 

Find a career in your own backyard

If you’re living, working and/or going to school in Indiana, you don’t have to look far to find a great opportunity.

Indiana is one of the best places to start or advance your career and build wealth. But don’t take our word for it.

  1. Just this year, the financial website Smartasset ranked Indianapolis No. 8 and Fort Wayne No. 20 in its ranking of best cities for new college grads. The ranking considered job postings, affordability and fun.

  2. South Bend recently ranked No. 1 on the list of “The Best Cities in America for Young Adults to Get Rich,” published by the website Money Under 30.

  3. And last year, Indianapolis was No. 5 on LinkedIn’s list of the “Top 15 Cities to Launch Your Career,” based on its low median monthly rent and a median starting salary of almost $60,000.

It’s not all about the money, of course. Consider these testimonials from Hoosiers who stayed—and people from elsewhere who’ve adopted our great state.

Chelsea Boulrisse, 26

Project Manager, Grow Wabash County
Wabash, Indiana
Hometown: Bourne, Massachusetts

“The choice to move to Wabash was partially on a whim and the sentiment that I had never been to the Midwest before and now (fresh out of college) was as good a time as any to take such a leap. Wabash County embraced me from the start … the [access you have] to the leaders and change makers of Wabash County is unheard of in other parts of the country. I was able to make meaningful and important connections that have continued to serve me even after changing career paths.”

Alex Correa, 27

Director of Product & Technology, Codelicious
Carmel, Indiana
Hometown: Crown Point, Indiana

“Working in Indiana has helped lift my career to a place I couldn’t imagine achieving in the same timeline elsewhere. The tight-knit community allowed me to create a meaningful professional network within my first few
years of work.”

Amanda Alexander, 38

Office Manager and Director of Solutions, Transformation Network
Clarksville, Indiana
Hometown: Bloomington/Normal, Illinois

“Southern Indiana has proven to be a great place to work for a multitude of reasons. The drive and bond within the community is easily the top motivation for me and, I dare say, many of my colleagues.”

Terrance J. Harrell, 28

Central Manufacturing Engineer, Allison Transmission
Indianapolis, Indiana
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

“Indiana has been a great place to work due to the low cost of living but high paying jobs within the manufacturing industry. Indiana is rich with manufacturing and engineering careers. [And] … Indianapolis has a lot of young professionals … who are career focused and looking for networking opportunities. This only drives everyone to be better.”

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