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What Are You Waiting For?

Challenges always exist, but a logistics executive advises against waiting for the perfect moment to start a degree program. “The right time doesn’t ever come.” As director of logistics operations, Thiago Scantamburlo manages 180 people in four main warehouses for international healthcare giant Roche Diagnosticsin Indianapolis. During the COVID-19 crisis, work in the warehouses became even more urgent, as Roche has shipped hundreds of thousands of SARS-CoV-2 tests per week throughout the U.S. since mid-March, all while developing and maintaining guidelines to keep employees safe. The work is sophisticated, highly…

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Striving for Balance

You know why you’re going to school—to advance your career, or set an example for your children, or to earn more money. But sometimes it is the how that is hard.  Finding the perfect balance between the demands of work, home and school may actually be impossible, so let go of perfection and say hello to some strategies that can keep you on the road to success. Your issue: You’re tired, distracted and have a to-do list a mile long. Strategy: Forget multitasking and try some new time-management tools. Some…

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The Practical Guide to Getting In

Thinking about taking the plunge into new career training or a degree program? Some practical first steps: Narrow your career focus as much as possible. Maybe you’ve been thinking about switching into a health career field, but you’re not exactly sure what you’d like to do. Do some research on your own through the career portal indianacareerexplorer.com to narrow down your career interests and educational requirements.  Narrow your educational options. Cost, location, convenience, reputation—all these factors matter when choosing to invest your time and money in a degree or certificate…

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From Lima, Peru to the Next Level

José Gómez Márquez knows a thing or two about taking risks and starting over. He was born in Peru (the country, not the Indiana town), but it lacked employment opportunities, so he moved from Lima to Miami, Florida, in 2003.  Things were better in Miami, but only marginally so. He could get by in Miami with only understanding a little English, but there still weren’t many opportunities for someone who wanted to work in manufacturing. Márquez worked hard on improving his English while researching small cities in the United States…

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TODAY’S COLLEGE STUDENTS: OLDER, WISER

Watching the news—or dropping your own student off on campus—you might be surprised at who is going to college these days. A “traditional” student is usually defined as someone between the ages of 18 and 22 and attending college full-time, but a whopping 74 percent of all college students in the U.S. could be considered non-traditional, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. According to the NCES, non- traditional students meet one of seven characteristics: Delayed enrollment in post- secondary education Part-time attendance Full-time employment Financial independence Having dependents…

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