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More Career Moves

Volunteer. Volunteering can boost your confidence and skills while you build professional connections and deepen your relationship with your community. Seek out groups and associations that relate to your career and ask to join a committee or dedicate your time and talent to a local civic cause. If you don’t know what to do with your life, just help someone—it benefits everyone. Grab a coffee (even virtually). If there’s someone you admire, consider reaching out about grabbing coffee in person (wear your mask!) or schedule a phone or video chat.…

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COVID Career Creativity

In 2020, everyone had spring and summer plans that changed, in just a matter of weeks. For Hoosier native Ally Bacon, that meant leaving Milan, Italy—near the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak—and cutting short her Indiana University spring study abroad program. Sent home and quarantined for two weeks, Bacon soon learned that her summer apparel merchandising internship in New York City had also been cancelled, leaving her without a key professional experience entering her senior year. “I thought, ‘I need to think of something I can do in my house…

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CAREER BOOSTERS

Need help navigating your career next steps? Check out this list of career boosters guaranteed to help you gain experience, boost career prospects and stand out from the crowd. On Campus Meet with Career Services. Your career services office is a bustling hub of opportunities and resources to prepare you for work and life. You’ll find help putting a resume together and interview advice, as well as actual interviews. Your university’s career services staff is dedicated to offering you professional, high-quality support, even after graduation. Network. Attend a networking event…

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

The Ascend Network connects college students and recent graduates with part-time and full-time jobs and internships in Indiana through a unique combination of one-on-one guidance and an easy-to-use website – all at no cost. Ascend staff meet with students individually to learn about their technical skills, work styles and interests before onboarding them to the Network. Candidates explore internship and job descriptions at 350+ employers, which explain what the student (you) will learn and do in each role. Based on your skills and interests, the Network algorithm recommends relevant opportunities,…

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Count Us IN

Indiana has a lot going for it—here’s just a sample.  Hoosier Hospitality Is Midwestern friendliness real? Count Hoosiers among the believers.  “When I moved to the West Coast in 2012, I quickly learned that the ease of connecting with others that I’d come to expect in Indiana was difficult to find. After six years of unsuccessful attempts to really find ‘my community’ outside of work, I made the move back to Indianapolis and was welcomed with the open arms I had been missing. I now know how special the kindness…

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