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What Will You Be? 3 Secrets to Success Career 

What Will You Be? 3 Secrets to Success

Ever since you were a little kid, people have probably asked you this question: What do you want to be when you grow up? Whatever you want to be right now –doctor, builder, teacher or entrepreneur – you need to be something else, too: prepared for success. BE Educated Everyone should pursue and complete a post-secondary credential or degree beyond high school to compete in our knowledge-based economy. You don’t know how to do everything. Just be prepared to keep learning. BE Someone to Hire Critical thinking skills and personal…

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Top Tips to Transition to College College 

Top Tips to Transition to College

Whether you’re going to a university across the country or taking community college classes across town, almost all students say making the transition from high school to college can be tough. “In high school, you have had every minute of your day structured, but when you get to college, you really have large blocks of unstructured time that you have to learn to manage,” says Tracy A. Funk, assistant vice chancellor for enrollment management at Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana. Not only that, but college professors often don’t take attendance,…

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3 Steps to Finding the Right College College 

3 Steps to Finding the Right College

Going to college is the next logical step after high school, but your education plan should fit your goals and budget. Follow these steps to discover your best fit. 1. Start with what you really need. Think about your career goals. Some certificate programs can get you into a job in less than a year. On the other hand, you might be hoping to become a lawyer, doctor, scientist or physical therapist. What you hope to be should help you decide where to go. Create your plan for high school,…

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Students Speak: Haley Rivera Career College 

Students Speak: Haley Rivera

Haley Rivera Indiana INTERNnet Impact Award Nominee College Student Future Nurse Hometown: Hobart, Indiana   Experience: Career experience: Hobart High School has a work-based learning program. “When you apply to the program, you write down what you are interested in and where you want to go. I was matched with Brickyard Pediatrics. We have block scheduling, so during the third hour, I would go to Dr. [Marc] Connery’s office for 90 minutes. Sometimes I would go over after school, too, or on school breaks.” What it was like: “I would…

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Opportunity Everywhere, For Everyone College 

Opportunity Everywhere, For Everyone

College doesn’t have to cost a fortune, or take forever. College can be a great experience and prepare you for your future. What’s your style? Check out these options: Community college: At Ivy Tech Community College campuses throughout the state or Vincennes University in Vincennes and Indianapolis, you can earn a degree quicker and cheaper than anywhere in the state, in careers that are in demand now. Apprenticeship: For students who like making things and can handle the math, apprenticeships present the opportunity to earn a paycheck and learn job-ready…

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Advice you’ll actually want from a recent college graduate Blog College 

Advice you’ll actually want from a recent college graduate

– Megan Carrell,  intern at the Indianapolis Business Journal In high school, you get bombarded with so much advice and information that it’s easy to ignore. But I promise, some of it is seriously useful. Here’s a list of what I wish I’d ACTUALLY listened to before college.   Be a nerd. Taking AP and ACP classes in high school might seem insane. But as hard as it is at the time, getting college credit is very nice later on. It’s easier and cheaper than a semester in college, and I’ve…

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