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Career Advice from the Manager of Membership Development at the Indiana Chamber

Earlier this week we had the opportunity to interview a current employee of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Matt Ottinger is a Manager of Membership Development for the Chamber. He’s been with the organization since 2007. We asked him about his career experience and what’s important in the early stages of professional development.

 

 

Indiana INTERNnet: What is your current position and what do you do?

 

Matt Ottinger: I’m currently the Manager of Membership Development and I’m in charge of finding new members that we can offer our service to. I find and research potential companies to contact through various methods such as events and conferences, Chamber programs and news. I have been with the Chamber since 2007 and started out in communications and publications.

 

IIN: When did you decide to start searching for …

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Gabriella Moline: 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.

 

 

Gabriella Moline will be graduating this May from Butler University with a bachelor’s in journalism and a minor in digital media production and strategy. Gabriella has interned at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and BLASTmedia. Gabriella is also the winner of the 2019 College Intern of The Year award!

 

Indiana INTERNnet: When will you be graduating and why did you pursue a degree in journalism with a minor in digital media?

 

Gabriella Moline: I will be graduating from Butler University this upcoming May. I’ve always loved to write and have a passion for telling stories, which made me pick journalism as my major. As …

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Career Advice from the Director of Membership Strategy for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce

Earlier this week we had the opportunity to interview a current employee of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Brett Hulse is the Director of Membership Strategy for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. He has been with the organization since 2012. He started out as a Membership Development Manager, and became the Director of Membership Strategy recently. We asked him about his career experience and what is important in the early stages of professional development.

 

 

Indiana INTERNnet: Can you gives a brief background about your early career development?

 

Brett Hulse: I grew up as the son of a golf professional and spent most of my early years at the golf course. From an early age, I was confident that I would follow in my father’s shoes. For 5 years I worked in this capacity, but eventually the lack of work-life balance made this career undesirable. I …

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Matt Kline: 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.

Matt Kline is pursuing a degree in Marketing at Western Governors University and has been the Strategic Partnerships Intern at WGU Indiana for the past 18 months.

 

Indiana INTERNnet: What made you pursue a degree in Marketing Management?

 

MK: I am a student at Western Governors University pursuing my Bachelor’s in Marketing Management. I started out as a marketing minor but as I advanced through my degree, I realized how much I enjoyed my marketing classes and made the decision to change majors.

 

IIN: Describe your internship experience with WGU Indiana.   

 

MK: My internship with WGU Indiana has been incredible. I have been …

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Career Advice from the BizVoice Advertising Sales Director at the Indiana Chamber

Earlier this week we had the opportunity to interview a current employee of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Tim Brewer is the BizVoice® Advertising Sales Director for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. He has been with the organization since 2000, and first started in the Membership department as a representative. Then he worked his way up to become the Vice President of Membership. We asked him a series of questions about his career experience and what is important in the early stages of professional development.

 

Indiana INTERNnet: What did you look for when applying for full-time jobs?

 

Tim Brewer: There are many things to look for when applying for full-time jobs. But you must ask yourself, “what is most important to me?” When applying for jobs it all depends on the individual. What I was looking for was flexibility, stability, balance, and it being enjoyable. You must …

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