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Career Toolbox

Online tools can help you find the perfect job match. Here are just a few: LearnMoreIndiana.org for advice, links and a personality quiz. indianacareerexplorer.com to explore your interests and skills and find a career to match. The Bureau of Labor Statistics website, bls.gov/ooh, for easy-to-read data about careers. mynextmove.org from O*Net Online and the U.S. Department of Labor offers lists of careers, along with their average salaries, to match your interests and education level. Explore potential careers that match your personal interests and style at The Princeton Review and College…

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Find Your Best Internship

Need a connection to a great internship? IndianaINTERN.net was created just for you. IndianaINTERN.net is a free internship-matching program that connects students and employers with internship opportunities in Indiana through an online database of more than 6,300 students, 7,200 employers and 700 available positions. You can even get personal assistance—including a hotline to answer questions and provide internship guidance and resource materials. New this year: After you create a profile on IndianaINTERN.net, you can name and save your internship searches in your workspace. Now, with your permission, IndianaINTERN.net will text…

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5 Tips for a Smooth College-to-Career Transition

On the road to life after college, you’re bound to encounter a few bumps. But as you merge onto your career path, you can make a smoother transition with these five strategies: Visit your College Career Center Make this your first stop. Take advantage of the many free services a Career Center offers: everything from help with writing a resume and cover letter to internship opportunities and job interviews. Many colleges offer informational interviewing programs. Don’t miss out on these ready-made opportunities to learn about available jobs. Play the skill-match…

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Job Outlook for 2018 Grads

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has good news for members of the Class of 2018. It reports in its “Job Outlook 2017 Spring Update” that more than 75 percent of employers surveyed “plan to be on campus recruiting for both full-time and intern/co-op positions,” and that only fewer than two percent are not hiring in the 2017-18 recruiting year. More than 25 percent say they plan to hire graduates with doctoral degrees, an increase of nearly ten percent over the previous survey.   Ask an Expert: What Will…

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Meet Sara McInerney

Ball State alum, community engagement specialist at the Finish Line Youth Foundation, Ball State Graduate of the Last Decade Award, 2016 Serve Indiana Award for Excellence, two-time TedX speaker Hometown: Griffith, IN Financing dreams: “I was a 21st Century Scholar. I come from a super small town, and [the scholarship] gave me the freedom to go to an in-state college and move away from home. I would have a much different life without this scholarship. I studied in Ireland for seven weeks between my junior and senior year as part…

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