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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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