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The ‘121 Patent

May 20, 1873 is an extremely important day for almost every one of us alive today. May 20 is the day Jacob W. Davis, a tailor by training, was assigned U.S. Patent No. 139,121—known as the ‘121 Patent. The ‘121 Patent specifically related to copper rivet fasteners for denim trousers. It so happened that the patent was jointly assigned to Levi Strauss and his growing business—Levi Strauss & Company, thus creating a match made in fashion heaven! The famous 501 brand jean—known until 1890 as “XX” became a bestseller. I for one am glad they are no…

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Plan Your Path to Your Dream Job

We have it pictured in our minds—our dream job. It is perfect. It affords us all the things we think we want our future to be. Unfortunately, most of us do not step out of our cap and gown directly into our future selves. The big question is how do we get there? How do we get on the path that leads us in the right direction? Well Rebecca Cook, executive director of Undergraduate Career Services and Eric D. Johnson, associate director for professional development, and graduate career services—both at…

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Governor’s STEM Team Award Winners

Morning Announcements would like to congratulate Governor Holcomb’s 2020 STEM Team award winners. A winner was chosen for each discipline Science; Technology; Engineering and Math and each winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the College Choice 529 Program. Visit the link to read about this year’s winners. Again, congratulations and best of luck to you all!

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Today’s Tech-Driven Job Search

Searching for a job today is a lot different than just sending a resume to a HR human. Most companies and recruiters use all the newest technology to screen resumes. But what are they actually looking for besides all the right keywords? This article in Fast Company—3 things job seekers need to know about hiring technology (and 3 ways to make it work for you) reveals some very interesting facts.

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Summer 2020 Internships

We know this has been the craziest time for our Indiana students – lockdown; elearning; sports, proms, graduations cancelled; virtual college tours and future plans completely different than they were in March. But now is not the time to give up. Now is the time to take action. For those of you looking for internships for this summer, according to Indiana INTERNnet, there are plenty of Indiana companies looking for interns. Fifty-four percent of those employers are planning to hire between one to three interns and twenty-three percent are planning on hiring…

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