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Internship reinforces the dream of working with youth

This is a guest blog from Adeline Dible, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods student and  intern at East 10th United Methodist Children and Youth Center.

I walked into a strange looking building thinking to myself, “I must be in the wrong place,” until I heard the chatter and happy cries of the toddlers upstairs waking up from their afternoon naps. The halls were decorated in the tiny handprints of the 4-year-olds and the painted smears from the 2-year-olds. You could hear the adults cheering right along with the small children.

It was at this moment that I knew that this youth center right was exactly where I belonged.

I currently work for East 10th United Methodist Children and Youth Center (UMCYC) on the east side of Indianapolis. This center provides a safe place where the spiritual, emotional, educational and physical needs of children, youth and their families are responded to in a …

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Rooting for your job/internship search!

This is a guest blog by Alecia Kissel, HR and recruiting intern at Milliner & Associates, LLC in Indianapolis. 

There is really no tiptoeing around the fact that in less than a couple of months, life will be totally different for me and other soon-to-be college graduates.

It is surreal because just yesterday I was moving into my freshman dorm and didn’t know a single person on campus. Hopefully, if you are in the same boat as me, you have looked into some really great companies and even had some interviews as well. Whether it is looking for full-time employment or a summer internship, it’s important to actively engage the following questions while in the interview process.

Can you picture yourself working there?
Thinking about the office space is important, especially if you are going to be there day in and day out for work. I know when …

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Inaugural Career Ready season to kick off in April

Indiana’s Career Ready campaign (formerly KnowHow2GOIndiana) takes place each April through July, with real-world advice and practical experiences to help students prepare for their future careers. Efforts will focus on career sectors that are projected to be in high demand for Indiana’s economy (advanced manufacturing; agriculture, agribusiness & food; healthcare & life sciences; information technology & clean energy technology; and logistics).

Beginning with the official statewide kick-off week (April 20-24), Career Ready aims to:

Educate Hoosier students about the range of career options in Indiana; Expose Hoosier students of all ages to meaningful work-and-learn experiences; Equip Hoosier students with the education and skills required to succeed in their careers and meet Indiana’s economic needs.

Get involved

Career Day (April 24) is an opportunity to get in the schools in your region and share your experience. Whether you present about your job, the sector you work in or employability skills, students …

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IMPACT Awards make an impact on a new intern

This is a guest blog from Beth Hahn, intern at Thomas P. Miller & Associates and student at IUPUI. 

Throughout the course of my undergraduate and graduate career, I have been an intern in a variety of settings including, but not limited to: an elementary school, funding organization, local community center and a consulting firm.

As an intern, I have assisted organizations on a variety of tasks ranging from copying and filing documents to supporting organizations with their strategic planning process. These internship opportunities have been truly instrumental in my personal and professional development. More importantly, these internships have given me confidence on how I want to move forward in my own professional goals once I graduate from IUPUI’s School of Social Work in May.

I have been in my current internship at Thomas P. Miller, & Associates (TPMA) since December. I was a bit anxious about my new …

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Interview training opens doors

This is a guest blog by Alecia Kissel, HR and recruiting intern at Milliner & Associates, LLC in Indianapolis. 

My third and final semester as an intern at Milliner & Associates has been a whirlwind.

The first two weeks I spent shadowing interviews with the Recruiting Manager and Recruiting Specialist to get a firmer grasp on the language we use and expectations we set in that short thirty minutes. Three weeks ago, I conducted my first interview. It was nerve wracking, don’t get me wrong, but now I thoroughly enjoy interviewing and all that comes with it.

I am not sure if I was nervous because of the person sitting across from me or the person shadowing me. Having colleagues and my boss shadow my interviews in the first couple of weeks added some extra pressure. However, I knew I needed to hear their feedback. They’re professionals, been there done …

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