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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, 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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Podcast: Interview Hacking Blog Featured 

Podcast: Interview Hacking

Guest Podcast In this episode of “The JoyPowered™ Workspace Podcast,” JoDee and Susan discuss how to have a great job interview, from both the interviewer’s and the interviewee’s perspectives. Topics include interview formats, questions you need to have an answer for, and questions to avoid to stay legally compliant. Job interviews can be difficult and stressful, both for the interviewee AND the interviewer. Ideally, they should be a two-way dialogue, allowing the interviewer for determine if the candidate is the right person for the job, and giving the interviewee and…

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Brownsburg Senior Wins 2019 Scholarship. Could You Be Next? Blog College Featured 

Brownsburg Senior Wins 2019 Scholarship. Could You Be Next?

Bryce Dixon, who graduated with the Brownsburg High School class of 2019, entered the Next Indiana scholarship contest in 2018 and won $1,500 for college. Dixon will attend Indiana University. He plans to study finance and accounting, with a complementary minor in Spanish. “I also might consider international business, as my minor in Spanish will permit me to work abroad in countries that speak the Spanish language,” Dixon said. To prepare for college, Dixon said he took many AP classes in high school to become accustomed to the workload of…

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Free Job Training Blog Featured 

Free Job Training

Can that be right? That sounds too good to be true. It is not. Next Level Jobs provides Hoosiers with free state-wide training in high-paying, in-demand industries. Learn more about the Workforce Ready Grant and the qualifying programs. Your new career could be waiting for you. Still not sure what you want to do? Set up an account with Indiana Career Explorer and see what’s right for you.

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Future Teachers: Win a Scholarship Blog Cost Featured 

Future Teachers: Win a Scholarship

The Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship provides 200 high-achieving high school and college students interested in pursuing a career in education the opportunity to earn a renewable scholarship for four academic years. Recipients will receive $7,500 annually (up to $30,000 total) for committing to teach in Indiana for at least five years after graduating college To qualify for the scholarship, students must either graduate in the highest 20 percent of their high school class or earn a score in the top 20th percentile on the SAT or ACT. To continue…

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College Admissions Do’s and Don’ts College Featured 

College Admissions Do’s and Don’ts

Do create a list. After doing some research, create a list of six colleges you will apply to, based on whether they’re a good “fit” for your goals and your family’s finances. Thinking about your test scores and personal profile, include a few “safety” schools and one “reach” school. Don’t miss a deadline. Review the requirements and deadlines for each college on your list, as well as scholarship and FAFSA deadlines, then put them on your calendar or smartphone. You can find Indiana college application deadlines at Do apply…

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Step Up to the Degree You Need College Featured 

Step Up to the Degree You Need

Climbing the ladder of success isn’t easy, but education can help. Each level of education you earn can bring a higher income, better career options, and more job satisfaction. Taking it step-by-step is a cost-effective way to pursue higher education. Some colleges encourage “stackable degrees” that enable you to earn a certificate, then have those credits count toward the next levels of study: associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate. Doctorate Many careers in the fields of medicine and science require doctorate (Ph.D.) degrees, as well as other fields that include research…

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Search and Find Your Campus Resources College Featured 

Search and Find Your Campus Resources

One of the best skills you can learn in college is how to be your own advocate and ask for help when you need it. Many resources exist on college campuses to help students. For example, you can visit the learning center on campus for tutoring and academic help, or consult your resident advisor for roommate troubles. Take your money concerns to the financial aid office, and don’t wait to get to the health center for physical and mental health problems. For fun, definitely check out the student center or…

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