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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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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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To my grandfather’s commanding officer:

I want to thank you. I don’t know your name, or where you are, but I hope your existence is peaceful. What I do know is that you told my grandfather “no” three times. In doing so, you saved his life. What I know is that my grandpa was a young, confident member of the… Continue reading To my grandfather’s commanding officer:

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Press Release – Third Annual Mayor’s International Futsal Cup to take place at Indiana Statehouse

INDIANAPOLIS, AUG. 9, 2017 — The third annual occurrence of the Mayor’s International Futsal Cup, hosted by Indiana Futsal, will take place Saturday, Sept. 2 to Monday, Sept. 4 at the Indiana Statehouse, located downtown at 201 N. Capitol St. This adult futsal tournament features over 40 teams representing 32 different countries and is one… Continue reading Press Release – Third Annual Mayor’s International Futsal Cup to take place at Indiana Statehouse

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Transformative Education + IUPUI

Each of the following links will take you to a different feature centering around IUPUI's Nina Scholars, Bowen Scholars, and Fostering Success programs. It was a great joy for me to speak with both staff and scholars involved with these programs and learn about the impact this unique form of programming has had. Fostering Success… Continue reading Transformative Education + IUPUI

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Article – Indiana Futsal unveils ‘Goals for Indy’ program

Indiana Futsal is pleased to announce the new Goals for Indy program, which creates steel futsal goals for public courts in Central Indiana and is a partnership among several Indianapolis businesses. The goals are sourced, constructed, and finished here locally in Indianapolis. “Part of our mission is to provide access to the game in underserved… Continue reading Article – Indiana Futsal unveils ‘Goals for Indy’ program

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Support systems which uphold young professionals are invaluable

A reflection on the impact of university programming and on-campus families. I recently have had the opportunity to begin work as a writer, edit, and content strategist at my university, a position which has already helped me grow immensely in the brief months I have held it. My first task within this role was to… Continue reading Support systems which uphold young professionals are invaluable