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Making an IMPACT: Mason Gordon

Indiana INTERNnet celebrated internship excellence on February 23, 2021 at the virtual 15th Annual IMPACT Awards Celebration. While the event may be over, it’s still important to recognize the successes of our nominees! Did you miss the program? Watch it here.

 

 

Indiana INTERNnet: Congratulations on winning College Intern of the Year! To start off, what school do you attend, and when do you plan on graduating?

Mason Gordon: Currently, I’m a student at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and I’m pursuing a master’s degree in rural futures planning and innovation. I’ll be graduating from there in May, it’s a one-year master’s degree program.

I’m there on a Mitchell Scholarship, which sends 12 U.S. students each year to Ireland to pursue a year of graduate studies. To my knowledge, I’m the first person in Indiana to win that.

Before this, I was a student at Purdue University, and …

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Making an IMPACT: Ashley Harter

Indiana INTERNnet celebrated internship excellence on February 23, 2021 at the virtual 15th Annual IMPACT Awards Celebration. While the event may be over, it’s still important to recognize the successes of our nominees! Did you miss the program? Watch it here.

 

 

Indiana INTERNnet: Congrats on your nomination for Intern of the Year! What school did you attend, and when did you graduate?

Ashley Harter: I attended DePauw University in Greencastle, IN and graduated early this past December of 2020!

IIN: What are you majoring and minoring in? What made you interested in pursuing that?

AH: I majored in Psychology at DePauw – I’ve always been interested in studying human behavior and cognition, and it has been interesting being able to apply this field to my marketing experience at Anvl!

IIN: Where was your internship? Describe your experience. What were your favorite aspects?

AH: I had …

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Support the Biggest Day of the Year or Support the Entire Year: The Choice is Yours!

The IMPACT Awards is our biggest day of the year as we come together to recognize internship excellence among Hoosier students, employers and educators. But did you know that the IMPACT Awards is also Indiana INTERNnet’s single largest fundraiser of the year? In 2020, 400-plus attendees gathered for one of the state’s last face-to-face events before the term “social distancing” entered our collective vocabulary.

This year, with our virtual format and free admission, sponsorships are more important than ever to support our work in matching students and employers at IndianaINTERN.net. There are many ways to sponsor the IMPACT Awards, with investment levels starting as low as $950. All guarantee visibility prior to, during and after the event.

You also can individually recognize internship excellence by sending your favorite intern, employee or educator a gift box filled with goodies from Hoosier companies. Snag a bag of gummy bears, pretzels or fudge. …

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Registration Open for the 2021 IMPACT Awards!

The 15th Annual IMPACT Awards Celebration, presented by Ivy Tech Community College, will take place on February 23, 2021, from 12-1:00 p.m. The virtual program will celebrate the successes and resilience of internships across Indiana.

For the first time, attendance is free! If you’ve never taken part in Indiana INTERNnet’s IMPACT Awards, now’s your chance. Hear best practices from this year’s winners and nominees across a wide variety of categories. Don’t miss this virtual gathering with interns, employers, professionals and educators from around the state.

The IMPACT Awards program will take place via a livestream link. Registrants will receive the link prior to the event.

IMPACT Awards sponsorships are still available! Visit our sponsorship page for more information or contact executive director Mike Slocum at mslocum@indianachamber.com.

Register today for the 15th Annual IMPACT Awards here!

Celebrate with a Gift Box

This year, you most likely won’t be sitting at a table …

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2021 IMPACT Awards FAQs

Indiana INTERNnet is now accepting nominations for the 15th annual IMPACT Awards, an annual celebration of internship excellence. We encourage you to complete the online nomination form, and share how an individual has made an impact at your organization by committing to internship excellence. The nomination deadline is November 6.

Have a question about the nomination process or awards program?  View our frequently asked questions. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, contact Caitlyn Beck (cbeck@indianachamber.com).

What are the awards categories?

Intern of the Year (3) High School College Non-Traditional *High school and college interns must be enrolled in school during the time of their internship in 2020. The non-traditional category is for an intern who was not an enrolled student at the time of the internship or was 26 years old or older during the internship. Career Development Professional of the Year (2) High School College *This individual must …

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2021 IMPACT Awards Nominations Now Open

Indiana INTERNnet is now accepting nominations for the 15th annual IMPACT Awards, an annual celebration of internship excellence. We encourage you to complete the online nomination form, and share how this person has made an impact by committing to internship excellence. The deadline for nominations is November 6, 2020 at 5 p.m. EST. We don’t accept late entries!

Have a question about the nominations process or awards luncheon? Check out the answers to our frequently asked IMPACT Awards questions. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, please email INTERNnet@indianachamber.com.

What are the awards categories? Intern of the Year (3) High School College Non-Traditional *High school and college interns must be enrolled in school during the time of their internship in 2019. The non-traditional category is for an intern who was not an enrolled student at the time of the internship or was 26 years old or older during the internship. …

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Olatundun Awosanya: Making an IMPACT

Indiana INTERNnet celebrated internship excellence on February 18 at the 14th Annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon. Though the event is over and the winners have been announced, we are continuing to celebrate the nominees’ successes.

These are their stories.

Olatundun Awosanya is a senior at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. She also completed an internship with Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

Indiana INTERNnet: Congrats on winning College Intern of the Year at our 2020 IMPACT Awards! Now that your internship is over, what are you up to these days?

Olatundun Awosanya: These days I am working hard to finish my last semester of college strong. Having to switch from a classroom setting to complete online schooling has definitely been a learning curve, but I feel like I have finally gotten adjusted to it. I am sad that there will not be a commencement ceremony to celebrate the accomplishment with my fellow classmates, but …

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Shelby Waligora: Making an IMPACT

Indiana INTERNnet celebrated internship excellence on February 18 at the 14th Annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon. Though the event is over, and the winners have been announced, we are continuing to celebrate the nominees’ successes.

These are their stories.

Shelby Waligora is a senior at DeKalb High School. She completed an internship with The Community Foundation DeKalb County.

Indiana INTERNnet: Congrats on winning High School Intern of the Year at our 2020 IMPACT Awards! Now that your internship is over, what are you up to these days?

Shelby Waligora: Currently I am focusing on finishing my senior year strong at DeKalb High School with the added obstacles. I’m still interning at the Community Foundation; I will hit one year in January. I still hold the title as Promise Intern and still work closely with Promise Enrollment events at DeKalb County schools and still assist in planning the Walk Into My Future event. As time goes …

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Zavion Herron: Making an IMPACT

Indiana INTERNnet celebrated internship excellence on February 18 at the 14th Annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon. We are continuing to celebrate the nominees’ successes.

These are their stories.

Zavion Herron is a junior at Riley High School. He completed an internship with the University of Notre Dame Center for Civic Innovation.

Indiana INTERNnet: Congratulations on winning High School Intern of the Year at our 2020 IMPACT Awards! Now that your internship is over, what are you up to?

Zavion Herron: I am just getting through high school, juggling the many things that are in my life now. The new and expansive career brought from the internship, my after-school activities like Science Olympiad and the Riley High School game club I’m co-president of along with my friend Parker Dabney, etc.

IIN: Where are you currently at in your career with the University of Notre Dame Center for Civic Innovation?

ZH: This is technically the fourth …

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Celebrate Internship Excellence at 2020 IMPACT Awards Luncheon

Indiana INTERNnet’s 14th Annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon will take place on February 18 at the Ritz Charles Ballrooms in Carmel. It will focus on celebrating internship excellence – featuring interviews with interns, employers and career development professionals about their best practices. The event will also be a celebration of 10,000 filled internships through our web site!

Indiana INTERNnet, managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, serves as the catalyst for the creation and expansion of experiential learning opportunities, with the goal of retaining the state’s top talent. The IMPACT Awards were launched to celebrate the significance of internships and highlight accomplishments throughout the state.

Honors will be presented in the areas of Intern Supervisor of the Year, Intern of the Year (high school, college and non-traditional), Career Development Professional of the Year (high school and college) and Employer of the Year (for-profit and nonprofit). Attendees will have the opportunity to …

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Beyond the Impact: Gabriella Blauert

Gabriella (Moline) Blauert graduated from Butler University in May with a degree in journalism and moved to Columbus, Ohio. She’s currently working as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Pelotonia, a non-profit organization in Columbus whose proceeds go toward cancer research.

 

Indiana INTERNnet: What are some of the best lessons you learned while interning?

Gabriella Blauert: My internships provided me with opportunities to practically apply the skills I learned in class. I learned how to utilize these skills, while also managing my time effectively. Another important lesson I learned was how to interact in different job settings and how to present myself in a professional way in each one.

 

IIN: What advice do you have for current interns?

GB: I would tell current interns to not be afraid to go to their supervisor or mentor with big ideas or questions they have. One of the most important …

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2020 IMPACT Awards FAQs

Indiana INTERNnet is now accepting nominations for the 14th annual IMPACT Awards, an annual celebration of internship excellence. We encourage you to complete the online nomination form, and share how this person has made an impact at your organization by committing to internship excellence. The deadline for nominations is November 8, 2019.

Have a question about the nominations process or awards luncheon? Check out the answers to our frequently asked IMPACT Awards questions. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, please contact Angela Taylor (ataylor@indianachamber.com)

What are the awards categories? Intern of the Year (3) High School College Non-Traditional *High school and college interns must be enrolled in school during the time of their internship in 2019. The non-traditional category is for an intern who was not an enrolled student at the time of the internship or was 26 years old or older during the internship. Career Development Professional of the Year (2) High …

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Bryan McClain: Making an IMPACT

Indiana INTERNnet celebrated internship excellence on February 26, 2019 at the 13th Annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon. Though the event is over, and the winners have been announced, we are continuing to celebrate the nominees’ successes.

 

These are their stories.

 

 

I am currently a freshman at IUPUI pursuing a dual major in computer science and applied mathematics, with an expected graduation in fall 2022. I am still working at Time Compression Strategies, not as an intern but as a part-time software developer. When I am not programming, I enjoy playing board games with my family, soldering electronics, cross-stitch, and drawing.

 

Indiana INTERNnet: What are you majoring and minoring in? What made you interested in pursuing that?

 

Bryan McClain: I am a freshman at IUPUI pursuing a dual major in computer science and applied mathematics. I am interested in pursuing this major because I enjoy solving …

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Sophie Michal: Making an IMPACT

Indiana INTERNnet celebrated internship excellence on February 26, 2019 at the 13th Annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon. Though the event is over, and the winners have been announced, we are continuing to celebrate the nominees’ successes.

 

These are their stories.

I am currently an undergrad at Butler University. I am planning to graduate from the Lacy School of Business in 2020. While I am currently majoring in Marketing, I am looking to pick up a Finance double major this upcoming semester when I return from my study abroad in Bilbao, Spain. I have had a marketing internship with the Indy Chamber, Patachou, Inc. and this summer I will be interning at Eli Lilly and Company.

 

Indiana INTERNnet: You are a graduate of 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. What made you interested in pursuing that?

 

Michal Sophie: When I first got to Butler I had a …

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Taylor Williams: Making an IMPACT

Indiana INTERNnet celebrated internship excellence on February 26, 2019 at the 13th Annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon. Though the event is over, and the winners have been announced, we are continuing to celebrate the nominees’ successes.

 

These are their stories.

Taylor Williams will graduate from Ball State University in the Spring of 2019 with a degree in Public Relations and a minor in Marketing. She completed an internship with WGU.

 

Indiana INTERNnet: You are a graduate of 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, correct? What made you interested in pursuing that?

 

Taylor Williams: I will be graduating in May of 2019 with my Bachelor of Science in Public Relations. I decided to pursue Public Relations because I love writing and the multitude of writing opportunities that come with the field. You can write blogs, news releases and even curate messages for social media. I like …

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