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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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Abbey Szentes: 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 Abbey Szentes, a junior at Indiana University studying Human Resource Management and minoring in Finance. I am currently an HR intern for netlogx, a consulting firm in downtown Indianapolis, where I have been able to implement a new learning management system, supervise a high school intern, and onboard three interns into the company. When I am not working on school or internship projects, I enjoy hanging out with friends or helping with the organizations I am involved in on campus, including the Indiana University Student Foundation and my sorority, Phi Mu. Outside of school and work, I love to go to Colorado as a volunteer …

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Zack Chambers: 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.

Zack Chambers graduates from Indiana University in May 2019 with a degree in Marketing and Professional Sales. He completed an internship with Business Improvement Group.

 

Indiana INTERNnet: What made you interested in pursuing a Business Management degree?

 

Zack Chambers: I will be graduating from Indiana University this May with a Bachelor’s in Marketing and Professional Sales. I always say that I have come to marketing backwards. I started out with a love of writing that brought me to media and editing. However, I realized my lifelong passion for business could be married with this in the field of marketing, particularly in digital marketing and content creation

 

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From Intern to Founder: Wyatt Wells

Wyatt Wells is co-founder and chief marketing officer at The Bee Corp, an AgTech startup in Bloomington. Wyatt graduated from Indiana University in 2016.

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

If you asked me this question 10 years ago, I would’ve replied, “I’m going to play third base for the Boston Red Sox.” If you asked me three years ago, my answer would’ve been, “Let me get back to you on that.”

It’s the cliché question nearly all students dread hearing. Responses tend to fall into three categories: the vague (“I want to work in [medicine/software/sales]”), the naïve and oddly specific (“I’m going to be a senior cloud systems engineer at Facebook”) and the aimless (“I just want to do something that makes me happy”).

Flashback to 2015

Entering my senior year at IU, I belonged under the aimless category. I became an expert at …

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Hands-on Learning

Betsy Adams is currently serving as the talent acquisition intern at Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance (IFBI) in the talent management department. She is a rising senior at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana studying human resource management and business. She will graduate in May of 2019 and is anxiously looking forward to kick starting her career in human resources.

On Wednesday, June 27, I had the opportunity, with the other 24 IFBI interns, to spend my afternoon at Gleaner’s Food Bank of Indiana volunteering and serving the Indianapolis community. Our internship program provides us with a number of off-site field trips as opportunities to spend time outside of the home office to better understand the impact of the company and serve the community in a hands-on way.

It was fascinating to see our work dynamics come together in both a competitive and fun way. The healthy spirit of competition allowed us …

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