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ClearScholar

Originally posted by IEDC on March 29, 2017 INDIANAPOLIS – ClearScholar, a developer of a student engagement platform for colleges and universities, will expand its operations in downtown Indianapolis, creating up to 31 new high-wage jobs by 2019. “Whether it’s this month’s top-five ranking from Forbes or the continual stream of local tech industry news, Indiana’s status as the Silicon Valley of the Midwest is now clear,” said Elaine Bedel, president of the IEDC. “By building a climate with a low cost of doing business, a top-notch talent base and…

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GRADUATION or EXPERIENCE? You can do BOTH!

College is an experience to be savored. You want to enjoy every minute of learning—and living—while you get the degree that will take you further in life. Do Something Bold: Learn outside the classroom by trying new experiences. Study abroad, ask a professor if you can assist with research, or get involved in a new campus activity. Or, like Purdue junior Nathan Muntz, do all three. During his freshman year, Muntz wasn’t thrilled with his college experience. Now he’s a resident assistant, helping other Purdue students adjust to dorm and…

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Find Your Place in the Hoosier State

NORTH Fort Wayne, South Bend, Warsaw, Elkhart Dotted with lakes, trails, rivers, and with Lake Michigan’s stunning sand dunes and Chicago on its border, northern Indiana is a great place to enjoy four seasons. Cities like Fort Wayne and South Bend—home to the University of Notre Dame—are standout economic and cultural engines. But smaller towns like Warsaw, dubbed “Orthopedic Capital of the World”—and Elkhart, the “RV Capital of the World” are magnets for manufacturing-minded business majors. It’s a region with a low cost of living and lots of diversity. Personally…

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College 

College-to-Career in 5 steps

1. First Stop: Career Center Think of it as your one-stop for everything you need to start an internship or job search: cover letter and resume help, connections to employers, and, perhaps most importantly, answers to questions like, “What can I do with this major?” Your tuition dollars are already paying for the professional help within the walls of your campus career center, where career services staff are trained to help you, even if you’re starting from scratch on career planning. “There are a lot of great reasons to visit…

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Essential Skills Employers Want

When asked to rate the career readiness competencies of college graduates in terms of “essential need,” employers regarded four competencies as vital, according to a new report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). NACE’s Job Outlook 2016 Spring Update survey found critical thinking/problem solving, professionalism/work ethic, teamwork, and communications skills to be “essential” and “absolutely essential” in the college graduates they are looking to hire. Critical Thinking/Problem Solving: Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems. The individual is able to obtain, interpret, and…

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[IEDC] Global Auto Supplier Adding 120+ Jobs in Southern Indiana

NORTH VERNON, Ind. (Oct. 12, 2016) – Metaldyne Performance Group (NYSE: MPG), a leading provider of highly-engineered components for use in powertrain and suspension applications for the global light, commercial and industrial vehicle markets, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 126 new jobs by 2019. “There’s a clear reason why Indiana is home to the strongest concentration of manufacturing jobs in the nation,” said Governor Mike Pence. “Over the last decade, Indiana has worked tirelessly to build the best possible business climate, and those efforts…

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College Cost 

Buying Books and Saving Money

– Jacob Elmore,  intern at the Indianapolis Business Journal Throughout my time in college, I’ve heard all kinds of ridiculous amounts of money that people have spent on books. Usually the range is anywhere from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars. Although I have a major that isn’t textbook heavy, I still had to buy books that aren’t cheap for my early years . I’ve learned that buying books online, renting books, or buying from students is often the best route to go to save money. Three websites that…

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Tips and Tricks for Campus Transportation

– Jacob Elmore,  intern at the Indianapolis Business Journal Getting around on campus is different for everyone. If you’re looking for a fun way to get around quickly, think about using a bicycle. I’ve ridden a bike almost every day while on campus since it’s incredibly efficient. Some of the perks of riding include: getting places quicker, being able to ride on the road and sidewalk, most bikes have brakes which are important for being on campus with high traffic, cheaper repairs and maintenance than a car plus no gas or…

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Campus Housing, The Good and The Bad

– Jacob Elmore,  intern at the Indianapolis Business Journal Living on or around campus can be rewarding or a nightmare depending on how it all works out for you. To begin with housing as a new college student, some places require freshman to live in a dorm on campus. I personally suggest this as a good idea since it can usually lead to meeting new people, making friends, and understanding how college works in general. It can also help keep stress down without having to worry about extra thing such as…

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Seriously, Ask Questions

– Jacob Elmore,  intern at the Indianapolis Business Journal If you ever want to learn or figure something out, always ask. It seems like such an obvious thing but there are so many students that are too afraid to ask a professor questions. Some teachers may be rude or short, some answers may be unhelpful, some students might think you’re slow, or whatever else. If you don’t know and want to know something, how else are you going to learn it? Any job I’ve ever had I’ve always made sure to…

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Everything I need to know I learned from college… but I didn’t

– Megan Carrell,  intern at the Indianapolis Business Journal As a recent college graduate, I had the privilege of experiencing that wonderful existential crisis of “What now?” Here’s a few things I’ve already learned about being an “adult”.   It’s okay to not know everything. To quote Voltaire, “The more I read, the more certain I am that I know nothing.” In the recent months while applying to jobs, I’ve learned just how much I don’t know yet in my field. But the best thing about knowing you don’t know everything…

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Multiple household doesn’t mean multiple financial headaches

– Paige Clark,  intern at the Indianapolis Business Journal Figuring out financial aid can be confusing. Figuring out financial aid with two divorced people can be more confusing than imaginary numbers in trigonometry. Although almost everyone does, or should, apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, it’s still very confusing and no one seems to have all the answers, especially when dealing with two incomes, homes, tax returns, etc. Which was really surprising – I’ve seen the marriage statistics for this country. And after phone calls and meetings, I…

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