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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Eleven Fifty Academy

Could a tech bootcamp help turn a career around? The founder of Eleven Fifty Academy thinks so. Why did you start Eleven Fifty Academy? A: It was evident that the Midwest was well behind in tech-trained talent. With my previous post for many years as the Chairman of the prodigious statewide Indiana Technology Partnership (predecessor to Techpoint), I realized that growing talent was one of Indiana’s most important and biggest challenges. I had spent years on both coasts hiring and helping create top tech talent in the world. Eleven Fifty…

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7 SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADULT LEARNERS

Indiana has more than 100 choices of colleges and universities to choose from, and even before the worldwide pandemic forced classrooms to close in 2020, most offered online education options, part- time programs and special options for working adults. In addition, the State of Indiana has several initiatives aimed at adult learners and career changers. There are so many, we only listed seven—if you don’t see what you’re looking for, check with your local community college or any university in your area. Indiana’s Adult Programs: Indiana wants to help you…

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LESSONS FROM OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

One of the best ways to embrace resiliency as you establish your professional brand and seek your first dream job is to identify ‘what’s that one problem you are uniquely qualified to solve?’ For me, the most tangible way to be resilient, especially in times of uncertainty, is by choosing a career that allows me to be my authentic self. For instance, I’m fascinated by the art of placemaking, which stems from my degree in Urban Planning & Development from Ball State University. I get the chance to develop that…

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COLLEGE GRAD CHECKLIST

Meet regularly with your advisor to make sure you are on track to graduate. Visit the experts at your college’s Career Services office to plan for your future. Polish your resume. Attend a live or virtual career fair. Attend a live or virtual graduate school fair. Line up letters of recommendation from your favorite professors. Practice your interview skills by preparing examples of how you have solved problems or learned from a failure. Make sure you’re ready to share accomplishments and career goals, too. Make a list of friends, neighbors,…

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MAINTAIN YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

Mental health conditions are common among  young  adults, according to The National Alliance for Mental Illness (www.nami.org). Fifty percent of all lifetime mental illnesses develop by age 14 and 75 percent develop by age 24. Speaking up and asking for help is a sign of strength. It can be hard to know what to say, but start with something like, “I’m not feeling right. I think I need help. Can I talk to you about it?” Mental health services and supports are available and the earlier you access them, the better. NAMI recommends taking these actions on your…

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