Blog Colleges & Schools 

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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Blog Career Prep 

Ivy Tech Partners With McDonald’s to Fund Employee Education

McDonald’s restaurants and Ivy Tech Community College have teamed up for McDonald’s Archways to Opportunity program to make college more affordable and offer training at more than 300 McDonald’s locations and 18 Ivy Tech campuses. Restaurant employees who work a minimum of 90 days at 15 hours per week will be eligible for tuition assistance of up to $2,500 per year as a crew member and up to $3,000 per year as a manager. Ivy Tech will offer crosswalk credits to McDonald’s restaurant employees for some on-the-job training and classes,…

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Is Ag+Bio+Science for You?

What is Ag+Bio+Science? According to AgriNovus it is the convergence of food, agriculture, science and technology. So, if you are not planning on being a farmer, what’s in it for you? Did you guess Cybersecurity or Mechanical Engineering? How about Plant Geneticist or Zoologist and Wildlife Biologist? Check out AgriNovus’ new tool, Field Atlas, to help you find a career that matters and lays out a path to get there.

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Blog Career Cost 

Financial Advice You Can Trust

LearnMoreIndiana.org for information about making college more affordable, FAFSA and state financial aid opportunities. Investindiana.org for advice on financial literacy, student loans and options for Indiana students. FAFSA.ed.gov is your link to completing the FAFSA and provides plenty of federal financial student aid advice and planning tools. Studentaid.ed.gov covers all the basics on college, types of financial aid and how to apply. Moneysmarts.iu.edu offers classes, a podcast and helpful advice on avoiding debt and spending more wisely. Purdue.edu/mymoney provides web-based, reliable budgeting tools and a student loan calculator. Additional resources…

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