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How Important is Networking, Really?

This post was written as part of my internship with Indiana INTERNnet and was originally published here. College students hear it again and again – network, network, network! However, building and maintaining professional relationships is often not high on a student’s list of priorities. The thought of initiating a conversation can be intimidating. Even once… Continue reading How Important is Networking, Really?

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Meet the Intern: Marissa Smith

This post was written as part of my internship with Indiana INTERNnet and was originally published here. Hello, my name is Marissa and I am excited to be Indiana INTERNnet’s intern for the summer of 2018. I have just wrapped up my junior year at IUPUI, where I study journalism, public relations and advertising. Prior… Continue reading Meet the Intern: Marissa Smith

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Spring Break Updates

There are two days left of spring break for my junior year in college! I know the remaining weeks of the semester are going to fly by (I better get that research paper finished). Thanks to some news I received this week I have a better idea of how my summer is going to go.… Continue reading Spring Break Updates

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Know What Work Space is Best for Your Productivity

Never underestimate the power of a good desk & a solid focus playlist! I have a research paper due in six weeks, and I've been struggling to get it going for at least two. I am a writer at heart, but for whatever reason the motivation to get going on this assignment alluded me. I… Continue reading Know What Work Space is Best for Your Productivity

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I’m an ‘adult’ now!

[Insert celebratory noise maker sound here] I'm officially 21 years old and no longer have to worry about whether or not I'm legally old enough to go places! Never mind the fact that I've been paying my rent for three years — I can buy a bottle of wine and that's what it means to… Continue reading I’m an ‘adult’ now!

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How the Impact Awards Indirectly ‘Impacted’ Me

In addition to having started my campus job just over a year ago, it has also been roughly a year since I began my internship with locally-based nonprofit Indiana Futsal! What originally began as temporary internship for a sport I'd never heard of  before (Oops) has flourished into a yearlong position I'm highly grateful for.… Continue reading How the Impact Awards Indirectly ‘Impacted’ Me

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Reluctance to Excitement

Life updates and my outlook on the last semester of my junior year.Going back to school after three off for winter break is always difficult. It seemed especially hard for me this time because I was sick in some way for the majority of the break. Though I still had several good days of relaxing… Continue reading Reluctance to Excitement

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How your represent your organization matters

I recently turned down a paid opportunity with a local organization, a very bold move on my part. I had to make the decision to trust that better opportunities would present themselves in the future, a line of thought that is not typical for my realist brain. On paper, the position seemed like a great… Continue reading How your represent your organization matters

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The Implications of the ‘Grindelwald’ Casting Decision Cannot be Ignored

First, I lost all respect for one my favorite actors. Now, I have lost an idol. As I write this, there is a knot of anxiety and sadness in my stomach. Up until this point, I had continuously made the subconscious decision to ignore news concerning Johnny Depp’s involvement in the Harry Potter franchise, a… Continue reading The Implications of the ‘Grindelwald’ Casting Decision Cannot be Ignored

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Endings & Beginnings:

Reflecting on this semester and looking ahead to the next. As the fall semester of 2017 comes to a close in the next two weeks, I am looking forward to a few weeks off and the opportunities that next spring has in store for me. This semester has been busy, between my two jobs and… Continue reading Endings & Beginnings: