Ethyl Ruehman of Portage, Indiana, is a student at Indiana University Northwest, and was named an Environmental Hero by the Indiana Resilience Institute in 2020. What did you do after graduating from high school? I had a gap year and that is where I was able to do the most personal growth. The whole time… Continue reading ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST
One of the best ways to embrace resiliency as you establish your professional brand and seek your first dream job is to identify ‘what’s that one problem you are uniquely qualified to solve?’ For me, the most tangible way to be resilient, especially in times of uncertainty, is by choosing a career that allows me… Continue reading LESSONS FROM OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
Meet regularly with your advisor to make sure you are on track to graduate. Visit the experts at your college’s Career Services office to plan for your future. Polish your resume. Attend a live or virtual career fair. Attend a live or virtual graduate school fair. Line up letters of recommendation from your favorite professors.… Continue reading COLLEGE GRAD CHECKLIST
Mental health conditions are common among young adults, according to The National Alliance for Mental Illness (www.nami.org). Fifty percent of all lifetime mental illnesses develop by age 14 and 75 percent develop by age 24. Speaking up and asking for help is a sign of strength. It can be hard to know what to say, but start with something like, “I’m not feeling… Continue reading MAINTAIN YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
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College can be stressful. But how do you know what is “just stress” or something more serious? That’s one of the most common questions asked of Ball State Professor of Psychology Jerrell Cassady. He and a colleague developed the “Cognitive Test Anxiety Scale” to help people find out if they have “high test anxiety” or… Continue reading Stress or Something More?
Never getting out of your pajamas and taking classes online may sound like a good option. But is it a good way to earn a college degree? “Online learning can play a part in every person’s educational journey, but it is not the right, first choice for every student,” according to Ivy Tech Community College… Continue reading Should I Take Online College Classes?
As a student at Ball State University, Dustin Gilmer majored in journalism and telecommunications, with a goal of becoming a sports reporter. But Gilmer struggled to find an internship, which was both a graduation requirement and something he knew he needed to continue to develop marketable job skills. Born with a rare brittle bone condition… Continue reading New Internships Offer Opportunity for Students with Disabilities
College is flying by fast. Think about all you’ve accomplished: adjusting to new living arrangements, making new friends and achieving new academic goals. What else is on your bucket list? Check out these possibilities: Study abroad. Cuba. India. The United Arab Emirates. Indiana University senior Madeline Hudson will have experienced all three very different countries… Continue reading What’s on Your College Bucket List?
There’s no better time than now for college graduates to be entering the workforce in Indiana. Indiana boasted a 3.3% unemployment rate in August, the lowest the rate has been since April 2018, according to the state’s most recent employment statistics. But the job prospects are even brighter for college graduates. July statistics from the… Continue reading Opportunities abound for Indiana’s college grads
Go Big or Go Home? Small Town Offers Opportunity By Lisa Hendrickson Career path: After graduating from the IU McKinney School of Law in 2016, Ahler worked briefly as an assistant to former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar in Washington, DC, and as a law clerk at the Chicago firm of Spagnolo & Hoeksema LLC. He… Continue reading Meet Jacob Ahler
Free advice from successful professionals on how to make the most of your college experience. Jenn Lisak Golding Founder and Owner: Sapphire Strategy, a specialized digital marketing agency in Indianapolis. Golding has a degree in marketing from Butler University, but she advanced her career by learning technology and social media on her own. What surprised… Continue reading Lessons Learned After College
By Marissa Smith Marissa Smith is a senior at IUPUI studying public relations and advertising. She currently lives in Indianapolis and serves as the communications and special events intern at Indiana INTERNnet, her fifth internship throughout her college career thus far. College students hear it again and again – network, network, network. However, building and… Continue reading How important is networking, really?
Long, Winding Road Leads to Success By Lisa Hendrickson Mohamed Osman Mohamed is relishing his new life in Indiana after surmounting hefty challenges that included fleeing a civil war in his native Somalia, living in a refugee camp in Kenya and settling in the U.S. without speaking English. Life path: Mohamed was raised by his… Continue reading Meet Mohamed Osman Mohamed
You may be considering grad school, but don’t know if it’s right for you. Some points to ponder before taking the plunge: Determine costs Make sure to include not only tuition, but housing and other fees. The cost of living in various cities varies widely, so do your research and take that into account. What… Continue reading 4 Questions to ask before going to grad school
See the world. Expand your horizons. College is the prime time to do both. “Studying abroad can be a life-changing experience that shapes your future and how you see the world. It takes you out of your comfort zone and makes you think differently about your identity and world around you,” says Nikki Bruckmann, associate… Continue reading Expand Your Horizons
Ball State University Senior, Telecommunications Major, Pro Photographer Hometown: Union Mills, IN College/career path: “I started taking photos at a very young age for fun, and then I started to do it competitively in 4-H. I chose Ball State because they have an excellent telecommunications program. I also fell in love with the campus and… Continue reading Meet Sadie Lebo
Many people are interested in graduate study, but don’t have the time or budget to support an on-campus experience. Online graduate study is becoming increasingly popular, says Chris Foley, assistant vice president and director of online education at Indiana University. He says online study can be an attractive choice for those who want to “gain… Continue reading Online graduate programs gain popularity
Did you know that 57 percent of employers are less likely to call a candidate for an interview if they can’t find information about them online? That’s what a 2017 Harris Poll survey of employers found. The poll, conducted for CareerBuilder, also reported that 70 percent of employers use social media to screen candidates before… Continue reading Sink or swim with social media
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… Continue reading Find Your Place in the Hoosier State