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Tug-of-War Blog Featured 

Tug-of-War

You remember tug-of-war in school—a few “big” kids on one side and everybody else on the other side and everybody else always lost. Well, February 19, 2020 is Tug-of-War Day and after doing a little research, I have discovered that tug-of-war is much more than a playground game where the little kids end up with skinned knees and muddy faces. Take for instance, did you know the U.S. has an official Tug-of-War Association—USATOWA. There are 50+ countries associated with the International governing body called TWIF—The Tug of War International Federation, including…

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Space Out in Indiana Blog Featured 

Space Out in Indiana

Who knew there were outer space attractions in Indiana? Planetariums, Charles W. Brown and Holcomb, where the night sky is projected on dome ceilings; observatories, McKim and Kirkwood, where the ceilings open and telescopes are used to view the actual night sky; The Challenger Learning Center in Hammond for 5-8 graders who participate in teams for simulated space missions; events at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis; The Grissom Memorial at Spring Mill State Park, which houses Grissom’s space capsule—“Liberty Bell 7”; there is Science Central in Fort Wayne and check out theNeil Armstrong Statue at Purdue University. Get out there and reach for the stars!

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Speak-up! Blog Featured 

Speak-up!

How you speak is important. Did you know that your voice and how you speak says a lot about your self-confidence in everyday life? Whether you are making public speeches or just talking with your fellow students or colleagues. You can learn to speak with confidence. Practicing this skill will boost your self-confidence and increase your personal power. Here are 18 tips you can start practicing today.

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Indiana Has It All Blog Featured 

Indiana Has It All

“There’s more than corn in Indiana” as the saying goes. Way more. In fact, Indiana companies are serious about hiring young talent. Berto Isaza, a product development engineer at DePuy Synthes says, “The company I work for is constantly recruiting recent college grads. The mentality is recruiting these new college grads isn’t to get production out of them, but instead to invest in them. They are provided with support, guidance, and many career development opportunities.” Opportunities abound around the state. Download the map below, illustrated by Brad Turner, for a…

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January 27, 1945 Blog Featured 

January 27, 1945

On this day, the Soviet Red Army liberated Auschwitz death camp in German-occupied Poland. Monday, January 27, 2020 will mark 75 years since the liberation. Auschwitz-Birkenau was the largest of all the concentration camps. According to the Jewish Virtual Library, there were approximately 42,500 camps and ghettoes established between 1933 and 1945. More than 1.1 million people were killed at Auschwitz alone. On this day, we should take pause and remember the 6 million people who were killed or died during the Holocaust.

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Don’t Derail a Promising Job Interview Blog Featured 

Don’t Derail a Promising Job Interview

You’ve worked really hard to prepare for your final interview. You’ve got this. Or so you think. Beware of these seven mistakes that can send you off-track in a heartbeat and ruin your big opportunity. If this is your first interview, these are 10 easy-to-make interview mistakes you can easily avoid. If you think you totally blew the interview, here are three recovery strategies. You can do this!

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The Future is Holographic Blog Featured 

The Future is Holographic

Hologram Concerts In September of 2019, Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock ‘N’ Roll Dream Tour kicked-off in California. The concert was approximately 90 minutes long. Tour dates were scheduled through November in both the U.S and U.K. and the average ticket price was $66. The amazing thing about this concert tour is that both musicians are dead. As devoted Trekkies know, every Federation ship has a holodeck where training, interactive story-telling, both fictional and non-fictional, and even vacations can be conjured up and enjoyed. As technology advances, we…

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Ready, Set, Explore! Blog Featured 

Ready, Set, Explore!

Here is your chance to explore Indiana AND qualify for a chance to win one of many giveaways. Visit Indiana has launched its “20 IN 20” initiative. It includes 20 lists with 20 unique destinations in each list. The lists will be revealed throughout the year. Two lists have already been revealed – Small Towns and Destination Dining. There are 400 must-see, must-do Indiana experiences. Can you do 20 IN 20? Make sure to post your photos from each adventure on Instagram with the #The20IN20 for a chance at those giveaways! Visit…

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Resume 2020 Blog Career Featured 

Resume 2020

We hope you have enjoyed some time off. But as you jump into next semester and start heading toward the end of the year, you might want to think about getting your resume ready for your summer job, internship, or your new career. What should your resume look like for 2020? The Muse offers 7 tips to get you on the right track. Also, check out these amazing tips from Learn More Indiana to help you land a job you’ll love!

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Looking to Work in the Construction Trades? Blog Featured 

Looking to Work in the Construction Trades?

Construction trades are looking for you! The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates 200,000 construction jobs will open each year across the country through 2026. Skilled trade apprenticeship programs generally require less than a bachelor’s degree, making them cheaper than college. Read IBJ’s Samm Quinn’s story on Training the Next Generation of Builders.

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Fa La La La La La La La La! Blog Featured 

Fa La La La La La La La La!

“Deck the Halls”, a favorite carol that we all know and grew up singing. Did you know it was published in 1794 with the English lyrics written in 1862? Some of the words in the song may carry a different meaning to many folks today—Deck, Don, Troll. Even though most of us get the gist of the song and the meaning of the lyrics, the Etymology (the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history) of these words, allows us to understand the meaning…

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Looking for the “Best of Indiana?” Blog Featured 

Looking for the “Best of Indiana?”

What are the best Instagrammable places in Indiana? Brown County State Park and Indiana Dunes State Park top the list. We’ve got the full list below, including many other categories that Hoosiers voted the best of the best. The Indiana Office of Tourism Development has just released the results of the 2019 Best of Indiana people’s choice campaign. If you are looking for the Best Instagrammable Places, Best Museums, Best BBQ, Best Main Streets, and more, you will find the top 10 choices as voted by your fellow Hoosiers. There are activities…

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Think You Can Solve Einstein’s Riddle? Blog Featured 

Think You Can Solve Einstein’s Riddle?

Looking for something to occupy your brain over the Thanksgiving break? If so, you might give this a try. My high school geometry teacher gave us Logic Puzzles like Einstein’s riddle all the time. It was a great break from the Pathagorean Theorem, hypotenuses, parallel postulates and other triangular formulas. Some people call the riddle impossible—it is not. Although it will take some work and patience. Good Luck and let us know if you solve it!

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Students—Feeling Burned Out? Blog Featured 

Students—Feeling Burned Out?

Burnout. It can happen to any of us. Burnout is defined as a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands. How can students avoid the stress-related state of exhaustion? In an article on Curiosity.com, researcher, Ryan Korstange, offers 5 tips to help students from burning out.

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Entrepreneurs look no further Blog Featured 

Entrepreneurs look no further

Indiana is home to two of the best schools for entrepreneurs We would like to congratulate Ball State and Purdue Universities for being named as 2 of the Top 50 Undergraduate schools for entrepreneurship. The schools were chosen by The Princeton Review in partnership with Entrepreneur magazine. The survey examines more than 300 colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad. Way to go Cards and Boilers!

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