Career Prep 

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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Career Prep 

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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Career Cost 

Employer Support Counts

If you’re looking to continue your education following your undergraduate studies while also working, be sure to seek support. Sit down and have a conversation with your employer about your educational pursuit. Be sure to discuss your employer’s expectations as well as what assistance or support they may be able to provide—from encouragement to flexibility and even financial assistance. Tips for working with your employer to continue your education: Research programs and schools to get an understanding of what’s offered—not only the program but the format in which it’s delivered…

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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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