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Last Friday, Indiana INTERNnet partnered with the Indiana State Fair to host the third (and final) intern engagement event of the summer. The interns were ready for a full day of fun, which started with a round of networking bingo!

bingo players

Each player searched for a fellow intern who matched a description on the bingo card. For example, an intern who has studied abroad or one has complete multiple internships. Once a row or column was completed, the player was entered in a drawing for Fair Bucks (dollar-amounted vouchers to be used only at the Indiana State Fair). Janet Boston, Executive Director of Indiana INTERNnet, announced the winners-all three were Salesforce intern- during her welcoming speech.

bingo winner

The entertainment continued with two representatives from the Indiana State Fair making an on-stage appearance. Mark Anderson, Director of Human Resources at the Indiana State Fair Commission, thanked everyone for coming and discussed how interns contribute to the success of the Indiana State Fair. The 58th Indiana State Fair Queen, Tate Fritchley, graced the stage and named a few must-see attractions.

fair queen

Next on our stage was the keynote speaker, who could be considered royalty in the world of financial planning, Peter Dunn! Dunn, aka Pete the Planner, is a local financial expert and author. He advised the interns on how to move out of their parent’s house and be financially independent.


After Pete’s words of financial wisdom, everyone was released to explore the fair and participate in our social media contest. Interns were to post about their time at the State Fair and tag @IndianaINTERN on various social media sites. Each participant was entered into a drawing for a prize donated by local organizations. The team of Milliner & Associates scored big in the contest with both of their interns winning prizes.


This event wraps up our summer engagement series for the year. We hope all of the interns and employers gained valuable knowledge and local connections. If you haven’t already enjoyed a delicious tenderloin or deep-fried brownie, be sure to visit the Indiana State Fair, which runs through August 21!


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