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Interviews During COVID-19

Interviewing for a new job can be stressful in the best of times. During this time of social distancing, many recruiters and hiring managers are turning to video interviews. This can present a new group of challenges, but Fast Company has 5 things you must do to have a successful video job interview. From testing your internet connection to dressing the part. You can do this, be prepared, and remain confident.

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Motivation to Do Schoolwork Not There?

COVID-19 has disrupted the way the entire world works including the way students are learning. Remote elearning is not something we thought we would have to do for long periods of time. Now, it is how we are going to finish this school year. Staying motivated to study and learn at home can be a challenge. Ryan Korstange, assistant professor of University Studies at Middle Tennessee State University, shares 6 tips on how to build motivation to do your schoolwork now and in future.

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The “New” Handshake

We all do it. With friends, relatives and even strangers. We offer our hand in greeting. Shaking hands is nothing new. In ancient times it was used to convey peaceful intentions. Shaking hands proved you did not have weapon in your hand or anything up your sleeve. It was also a symbol of good faith when making an oath or promise. In America, the  -popularity of the handshake can be traced back to 18th century Quakers—showing friendship to all no matter who. Perhaps foreshadowing today’s coronavirus pandemic, nurse Leila Given wrote an article in…

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Archimedes and the Enigmatic Ratio of Pi (π)

Pi (π) is an irrational number. This means it cannot be expressed as a common fraction. Also, π is a transcendental number; that is, it is not the root of any polynomial having rational coefficients. This transcendence of π implies that it is impossible to solve the ancient challenge of squaring the circle with a compass and straightedge. For all of you that understand all of that, I am extremely impressed. I am also extremely impressed that the famous mathematical ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter is estimated to more than 22 trillion digits (and counting!) The Greek geometer Archimedes, some…

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Leaplings Unite!

Were you born on February 29? If so, you are one of only about 5 million people in the whole world. Why do we have this extra day every 4 years? While most years contain 365 days, it actually takes the Earth a little bit longer to make its orbit—roughly 365.2421 days, so approximately every 4 years, we tag on one extra day to make up the time. History.com provides 5 things you may not know about Leap Day. And to help you celebrate in style, here are 13 Leap Year traditions from BuzzFeed. No…

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Indiana Has It All

“There’s more than corn in Indiana” as the saying goes. Way more. In fact, Indiana companies are serious about hiring young talent. Berto Isaza, a product development engineer at DePuy Synthes says, “The company I work for is constantly recruiting recent college grads. The mentality is recruiting these new college grads isn’t to get production out of them, but instead to invest in them. They are provided with support, guidance, and many career development opportunities.” Opportunities abound around the state. Download the map below, illustrated by Brad Turner, for a…

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The Future is Holographic

Hologram Concerts In September of 2019, Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock ‘N’ Roll Dream Tour kicked-off in California. The concert was approximately 90 minutes long. Tour dates were scheduled through November in both the U.S and U.K. and the average ticket price was $66. The amazing thing about this concert tour is that both musicians are dead. As devoted Trekkies know, every Federation ship has a holodeck where training, interactive story-telling, both fictional and non-fictional, and even vacations can be conjured up and enjoyed. As technology advances, we…

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Ready, Set, Explore!

Here is your chance to explore Indiana AND qualify for a chance to win one of many giveaways. Visit Indiana has launched its “20 IN 20” initiative. It includes 20 lists with 20 unique destinations in each list. The lists will be revealed throughout the year. Two lists have already been revealed – Small Towns and Destination Dining. There are 400 must-see, must-do Indiana experiences. Can you do 20 IN 20? Make sure to post your photos from each adventure on Instagram with the #The20IN20 for a chance at those giveaways! Visit…

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Fa La La La La La La La La!

“Deck the Halls”, a favorite carol that we all know and grew up singing. Did you know it was published in 1794 with the English lyrics written in 1862? Some of the words in the song may carry a different meaning to many folks today—Deck, Don, Troll. Even though most of us get the gist of the song and the meaning of the lyrics, the Etymology (the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history) of these words, allows us to…

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Resume 2020

We made it to winter/semester break and are looking forward to some time off. But as you jump into next semester and start heading toward the end of the year, you might want to think about getting your resume ready for your summer job or your new career. What should your resume look like for 2020? The Muse offers these 7 tips to get you on the right track.

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Think You Can Solve Einstein’s Riddle?

Looking for something to occupy your brain over the Thanksgiving break? If so, you might give this a try. My high school geometry teacher gave us Logic Puzzles like Einstein’s riddle all the time. It was a great break from the Pathagorean Theorem, hypotenuses, parallel postulates and other triangular formulas. Some people call the riddle impossible—it is not. Although it will take some work and patience. Good Luck and let us know if you solve it!

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Students—Feeling Burned Out?

Burnout. It can happen to any of us. Burnout is defined as a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands. How can students avoid the stress-related state of exhaustion? In an article on Curiosity.com, researcher, Ryan Korstange, offers 5 tips to help students from burning out.

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Entrepreneurs look no further

Indiana is home to two of the best schools for entrepreneurs We would like to congratulate Ball State and Purdue Universities for being named as 2 of the Top 50 Undergraduate schools for entrepreneurship. The schools were chosen by The Princeton Review in partnership with Entrepreneur magazine. The survey examines more than 300 colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad. Way to go Cards and Boilers!    

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FAFSA – What is it?

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form the federal government, states, colleges and other organizations use to award financial aid for college or grad school. The FASFA application asks questions about a student’s personal and familial financial circumstances in order to determine how much they can pay for college. This is not a short form. Be prepared to spend almost an hour to complete the form completely. The form is detailed, and mistakes can be costly. Avoid frustration by being prepared. Make sure to verify your FAFSA…

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Butler to launch esports center, gaming curriculum

Butler University is probably Exhibit No. 1 for illustrating how a small to mid-sized college can use sports to dramatically boost its profile. We’re of course talking about its men’s hoops program, but the school also is about to open an esports center on campus as a way to attract students interested in competitive gaming. The first phase will debut next month, but the Esports and Gaming Lounge will reach its full 7,500 square feet in fall 2020, making room for 50 gaming computers, an area for console play, co-working…

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3 Strategies for a Happier Job Hunt

You’re graduating from college soon, and you need a job. Not just any job, but one that will jumpstart your brilliant career. Where to start? Successful college graduates know the importance of these three strategies: Strategy: Use Campus Resources Every college campus has a career services office to help students (and even alumni) get a jumpstart on their careers. Counselors can help you choose a career (or even a major, if you are still shopping around) with self-assessment tools to help you examine your values, personality, interests and abilities. You’ll…

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Connect to Internships

Internships are a great way to try out jobs and develop your skills. Indiana INTERNnet can connect you with thousands of Indiana organizations across the state, making it easy to search and apply for internships all on one site. Amy Schrader, human resources and marketing coordinator for Backhaul Direct/Grapevine TMS, an Indiana-based logistics company, graduated from IUPUI in 2018, and landed an internship with her employer the same year through Indiana INTERNnet. “I do not think that I would have been able to get the exact job I wanted so…

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