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Endless possibilities

Possibilities are endless – that is something I learned with my time at Indiana INTERNnet (IIN). The experiences I have been given with IIN have been far and wide. Gaining more writing experience through blogs and LinkedIn announcements, getting to manage all social media and meeting new people are just a few things I’ll be leaving with.

IIN has opened my eyes to many career possibilities. My career visions have changed, along with my career path. I’ve come to understand that this is what an internship is about, to learn. It’s all part of my journey.

I had a great time with the IIN staff, I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to be with. The staff listened to me obsess over KPOP and the Pacers. They assisted …

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Thank you very much!

The importance of a simple thank you – it may seem nominal, but the more I read about job interview follow ups, the more I understand why it is essential.

There are a lot of people that take time out of their schedules for interviewing purposes: the person that has to filter through the resumes, the person that conducts the phone interviews and the people that conduct the actual interview, and don’t forget the individual that you may have networked with to learn of the open position. The least we can do is say thanks.

Thanking the interview team

The general rule of thumb is to send a thank you note within 24 hours after your interview. The thank you note could be a simple thank you, but it could also be used to reiterate your interest in the company and position, remind the interviewer who you are or mention …

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Ron Arruejo: Making an IMPACT

Indiana INTERNnet celebrated internship excellence on Feb. 5, 2014, at the 8th Annual IMPACT Awards luncheon. Though the event is over and the winners have been announced, we are continuing to celebrate the nominees’ successes.

It isn’t just Ron Arruejo’s affinity for Indy’s delicious food truck offerings that motivates him to commute from Bloomington to the capitol city weekly (though we’re sure it plays a role!). It’s a hands-on internship experience with Thomas P. Miller & Associates (TPMA) that makes the travel worthwhile.

“Being able to work on a vast variety of projects from local economic development to state economic reforms and various market analyses with universities, counties and regions has given me a deeper appreciation of how interconnected the economy is with everyone and everything,” Ron said.

In 2012, Ron was placed with TPMA for his fellowship for graduate school. He has been with TPMA as an intern …

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Time for some spring cleaning

Spring has sprung. Finally!

After my battle with the winter weather, I couldn’t be more excited about spring. Besides enjoying the warmth, we all know that spring is a busy time with cleaning and making way for new things by getting rid of the old.

It’s also the time of the season where some college students will be graduating soon or closing in on the last day of their internship. If you’re like me, you are going through both of these. So, there’s no better time than now to start sprucing things up a bit for the job search. You know, spring clean it.

Where to start? What needs to be done? Here are some things we all can do.

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Tidy up the résumé

Remove all of the unnecessary items. Make sure your résumé fits the position that you are applying for. And remember, …

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How are you beating the competition?

March Madness has reached the peak of excitement, a great time for college basketball lovers. Teams are competing to become the champion. Fans are competing to have the best bracket predictions. What are you competing for? A full-time job?

Follow our playbook to become a first-round draft pick.

Practice makes perfect 

No good player was made over night.  Players develop their skills by practicing. You are practicing your skills through your internship and class projects. Display your strengths on your résumé and show off your talents.

No one hits the court without warming up first. You should be prepared for your interview.  Practice for your interview by reviewing typical interview questions and rehearsing your answers with a friend, family member or advisor. Practicing will make you a well-rounded player for your dream job.

Listen to your coach, know your team

Coaches inspire people to be their best while …

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