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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-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] Soybean Processor Investing $30 Million at Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (Oct. 4, 2016) – Consolidated Grain and Barge Co. (CGB), a leader in the grain and transportation industries since 1970, announced plans today to expand its operations at the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon, investing more than $31 million to increase its soybean processing capabilities in southwest Indiana. “Indiana is a state known around the world for building things and growing things, and because CGB plays a key role in both, this soybean processor is helping advance our economy,” said Governor Mike Pence. “After processing soybeans in southwest…

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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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[IEDC] Japan-Based Auto Supplier Grows Production in Gibson County

– IEDC Toyota Boshoku Indiana, an automotive component manufacturer, announced plans today to expand its production operations here, resulting in the creation of up to 160 new jobs. “International companies like Toyota Boshoku Indiana are helping to drive growth in Indiana’s economy today,” said Governor Mike Pence. “As a leading manufacturing state, Indiana is attracting global companies that need an affordable, low-tax state to build their products. That’s especially true of Japanese manufacturers like Toyota Boshoku, which together provide more than 53,000 quality jobs for Hoosiers across the state. These…

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[IEDC] Japan-Based Auto Supplier Expands Manufacturing in Shelby County

– IEDC Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb joined Hiroshi Urakami, the chairman of Japan-based Ryobi Limited, today at the Indiana Statehouse to discuss the company’s plans to expand its operations in Shelbyville, creating up to 150 new jobs by 2018. “International manufacturers play a key role in Indiana’s economy. That’s especially true of Japanese manufacturers like Ryobi, which together employ more than 53,000 Hoosiers at facilities across our state,” said Lt. Governor Holcomb. “At our meeting today with Ryobi’s leadership team, we discussed Ryobi’s far-reaching impact on our state and how…

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[IEDC] Mike Pence announces $1 billion investment to innovation and entrepreneurship

– IEDC On July 14, 2016, Governor Mike Pence announced plans to invest $1 billion over the next 10 years to advance innovation and entrepreneurship in Indiana. During remarks at the eighth annual Innovation Showcase in Indianapolis, Governor Pence outlined a proposal to strengthen and accelerate Hoosier innovation through strategic partnerships, ensuring that Indiana plays a leading role in solving 21st century challenges while supporting long-term economic growth, job creation and talent attraction. “As a state, we have worked diligently to establish a pro-growth business climate in Indiana and our…

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[IEDC] Indiana’s TinderBox Rolls Out New Brand, Plans to Hire 200+ at Global Headquarters

– IEDC Indiana Economic Development Corporation President Jim Schellinger and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett joined executives of TinderBox today as the company announced plans to significantly scale up its sales and marketing software solutions operations, rebranding as Octiv and creating hundreds of new high-wage jobs in the next five years. “Indiana has established itself as a top state for business, helping to spark increased innovation and entrepreneurship across the state,” said Governor Mike Pence. “As a state, we are committed to helping accelerate that growth by investing $1 billion over…

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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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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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[IEDC] Steel Bar Processor Investing $36.9 Million to Locate in Porter County

VALPARAISO, Ind. (March 28, 2016) – Nuco Steel Bar Technologies, a processor of raw steel materials into steel bars, announced plans today to locate its operations here, creating up to 50 new jobs by 2019.   The company, which was recently established by Michael Pitterich and Jim Sarwark, steel experts with a combined 50 years of industry experience, will invest $36.9 million to develop a greenfield site at the Airport Industrial Park in Valparaiso. With Valparaiso-based Chester Construction, which was founded in 1951, expected to begin construction by May, Nuco…

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[IEDC] Manufacturer Locating in Marshall County, Adding Nearly 200 Hoosier Jobs

BOURBON, Ind. (April 12, 2016) – Indiana Composites, a manufacturer of fiberglass components for the marine, RV and specialty vehicle markets, announced plans today to establish operations here, creating up to 198 new jobs by 2019. “When you think of RVs, you think of northern Indiana – the RV Capital of the World,” said Jim Schellinger, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. “As home to the nation’s highest concentration of manufacturing jobs, Hoosiers are producing parts and assembling RVs, which are then shipped across the country and around the…

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[IEDC] Michigan-Based Manufacturer Adding Automotive Product Lines, 80 Jobs in Huntington

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (April 11, 2016) – Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) Inc., a tier 1 automotive supplier specializing in vehicle lightweighting technologies, announced plans today to expand its operations in Huntington, creating up to 80 new jobs by 2020.   “Indiana is a global leader in advanced manufacturing,” said Governor Mike Pence. “CSP’s growth speaks volumes about this company and its talented Hoosier employees. The fact that Indiana is the home of the nation’s largest concentration of manufacturing jobs is a source of pride for this state. As CSP grows its…

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