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A Roadtrip That Inspires Career 

A Roadtrip That Inspires

Dengke Wang, 19, from Portage, Indiana, emigrated from China to northwestern Indiana at the age of seven. Now he’s featured in a new film, “State of Change: Innovation at the Crossroads” from documentary team Roadtrip Nation. The documentary sent three postsecondary students from Indiana on a life-changing road trip to see how Indiana-grown ingenuity is keeping their home state at the cutting edge of rapid technological change. They spent two weeks during the summer of 2017 exploring industries powering Indiana’s growth—including healthcare services, advanced manufacturing, biosciences, and technology—and connecting with…

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Job Smarts Career 

Job Smarts

If you’ve already found your first job and worked after school, weekends, and summers, you know how exciting it is to earn a paycheck—even a small one. Taking pride in your work and your ability to earn is an employability skill—one of a dozen or so qualities that will make you stand out as a good worker. No matter what the career or job, it’s not enough just to show up: Employers want people with “soft” skills, such as a customer service mentality, a desire to do things right the…

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Feeling Lost? Ready for Adventure? Career 

Feeling Lost? Ready for Adventure?

Four Ways to Find Your Career Path High school graduation is just ahead, and you are quickly coming to a fork in the road. You have to make decisions for yourself, such as where to work, where to go to college, and what to study. With so many choices, how do you know you’re headed in the right direction? Follow these four rules of the road as you make decisions about a  future career. Follow Your Head . . . Indiana has the challenge of filling more than 1 million…

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Meet Camisa Vines – Code for Career Success Career 

Meet Camisa Vines – Code for Career Success

When she was 15 years old, Camisa Vines signed up for a computer coding class at the Boys & Girls Club of St. Joseph County in South Bend, Indiana. It changed her life. “After our first 10-week program, I decided to stick with it and develop my skills,” says Vines, a 2018 graduate of John Adams High School. Coding is a basic skill for creating computer software, apps and websites. As Vines progressed, the South Bend Code School hired her as an intern to teach others. In 2018, IndianaIntern.net named…

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Meet Matt Harper – Career Sparked By An Apprenticeship Career 

Meet Matt Harper – Career Sparked By An Apprenticeship

In just one year, Matt Harper went from being a student at Fishers High School in Fishers, Indiana, to a career as an electrician, earning money that he couldn’t imagine when he was working his part-time job, bussing tables at a restaurant. “I’m still learning and getting the hang of it, but I really like it,” Harper says. “The fact that I can understand the basics of something as complicated as electricity and how to make something happen that we take for granted, like a light switch going on, is…

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