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From Intern to Founder: Wyatt Wells

Wyatt Wells is co-founder and chief marketing officer at The Bee Corp, an AgTech startup in Bloomington. Wyatt graduated from Indiana University in 2016.

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

If you asked me this question 10 years ago, I would’ve replied, “I’m going to play third base for the Boston Red Sox.” If you asked me three years ago, my answer would’ve been, “Let me get back to you on that.”

It’s the cliché question nearly all students dread hearing. Responses tend to fall into three categories: the vague (“I want to work in [medicine/software/sales]”), the naïve and oddly specific (“I’m going to be a senior cloud systems engineer at Facebook”) and the aimless (“I just want to do something that makes me happy”).

Flashback to 2015

Entering my senior year at IU, I belonged under the aimless category. I became an expert at …

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Nominations for the 2019 IMPACT Awards Are Open

Indiana INTERNnet focuses on talent retention through increased work-and-learn experiences. More than a decade ago, it began the tradition of celebrating internship excellence by launching the annual IMPACT Awards. Each year, the program continues to grow in size and success.

The IMPACT Awards, presented at an annual luncheon, have traditionally honored three categories: Interns of the Year, Employers of the Year and a Career Development Professional of the Year.

Intern of the Year Awards recognize individuals who have had a positive impact on the organization for which they intern. Three interns will receive this award, one for each of the following sub-categories: high school, college and non-traditional. High school and college interns must be enrolled in school during the time of the internship for which they are nominated. The non-traditional category is for interns who were not students at the time of their internship or were 26 years old or …

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How to Overcome the Afternoon ‘Wall’

I am always at my most productive in the morning. Armed with a hot cup of coffee and a delightfully full to-do list, I can sit down and start tackling tasks left and right. It feels great to cross multiple things off my list before lunchtime! Without fail though, I come up on an anti-productivity wall in the afternoon. Sometimes even by 2 p.m., my creativity feels used up and I’m craving a refill in my coffee mug (which is not necessarily a healthy solution). Based on my experience and research, I’ve come up with a few things that make it easier to overcome ‘the wall’.

Move!

When your work requires that you be seated at a desk in front of a computer, it’s important to take time to get up every once and a while. Taking a lap around the office can …

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One Thing My Internship Has Taught Me

Recently, a fellow public relations student that I follow on Twitter posed the question: What’s something you’ve learned at your summer internship so far? It was an opportunity to spark discussion among everyone in his following about the benefits of being an intern, and I found it intriguing. I’ve been with Indiana INTERNnet for just over a month now, but it feels (in the best way) like I’ve been a part of the team for a long time. In the last month, I’ve learned several things, and I continue to learn every day, but whittling all my experiences down into one lesson seemed difficult. Then it dawned on me – speak up.

I could tell you a handful of things that are highly specific to my internship and my industry, but the best advice I can give that is applicable to interns in any field is to not be …

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Hands-on Learning

Betsy Adams is currently serving as the talent acquisition intern at Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance (IFBI) in the talent management department. She is a rising senior at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana studying human resource management and business. She will graduate in May of 2019 and is anxiously looking forward to kick starting her career in human resources.

On Wednesday, June 27, I had the opportunity, with the other 24 IFBI interns, to spend my afternoon at Gleaner’s Food Bank of Indiana volunteering and serving the Indianapolis community. Our internship program provides us with a number of off-site field trips as opportunities to spend time outside of the home office to better understand the impact of the company and serve the community in a hands-on way.

It was fascinating to see our work dynamics come together in both a competitive and fun way. The healthy spirit of competition allowed us …

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