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Chase Bogan: Making an IMPACT

Indiana INTERNnet celebrated internship excellence on February 8, 2017, at the 11th Annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon. Though the event is over and the winners have been announced, we are continuing to celebrate the nominees’ successes.

These are their stories.

Chase Bogan graduated from Indiana University-Bloomington in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in studio art, with a concentration in graphic design. He interned with Hanapin Marketing, and was hired as a full-time employee.

 

Indiana INTERNnet: How did you like your internship with Hanapin Marketing?

Chase Bogan: It was actually much different than I anticipated. I knew nothing about Hanapin Marketing before applying, and assumed I wouldn’t really fit in, or enjoy an internship at a marketing place. I was the typical college student that didn’t know what I wanted to do, but thought I knew what I did not want to do. Luckily, I knew almost right away that I’d …

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Megan McKinney: Making an IMPACT

Indiana INTERNnet celebrated internship excellence on February 8, 2017, at the 11th Annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon. Though the event is over and the winners have been announced, we are continuing to celebrate the nominees’ successes.

These are their stories.

Megan McKinney is a senior at Ball State University graduating in June 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems. She interned with Ontario Systems in the security and compliance department.

 

Indiana INTERNnet: How did you like your internship with Ontario Systems?

Megan McKinney: My internship at Ontario Systems was a huge blessing for me. I was able to enhance my knowledge in cybersecurity, computer networking and project management. I have been very blessed to have several mentors that I have been there for me through it all.

 

IIN: What was a major project you completed?

MM: I implemented a cross departmental project that revoked administrative rights from …

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Nick Maines: Making an IMPACT

Indiana INTERNnet celebrated internship excellence on February 8, 2017, at the 11th Annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon. Though the event is over and the winners have been announced, we are continuing to celebrate the nominees’ successes.

These are their stories.

Nick Maines is junior at Marian University, expecting to graduate in May 2018. He interned with Northwestern Mutual as a college financial representative.

 

Indiana INTERNnet: What made you interested in studying marketing?

Nick Maines: I decided to pursue this major, because I might want to go into sales someday. Marketing is very broad and it’s in all industries, so it gives me a lot of options in terms of jobs after college.

 

IIN: How was your internship with Northwestern Mutual?

NM: My internship with Northwestern Mutual was very challenging, yet rewarding at the same time. It allowed me to develop as a young business professional, while learning the ins …

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Winners of the 2017 IMPACT Awards

Internship excellence, and the interns, employers and career development professionals that make it possible, were honored by Indiana INTERNnet during the 11th annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon. Check out the individual stories of the winners below!

 

College/University Intern of the Year

Hannah Dodd, Indiana Institute of Technology

When Hannah Dodd started her geographic information systems (GIS) internship with the city of Butler, she had little knowledge of the field. That would quickly change as Dodd was contributing to projects within just a few days of beginning in her position.

“Hannah’s ability to learn, to understand the purpose and focus on what we do here, and her strong work ethic made her an integral and indispensable part of the team within only a week or two,” shares James Otis, GIS/IT coordinator for the city of Butler.

Dodd relied on her educational background in information technology to assist with various aspects of her …

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Shooting for Success at IMPACT Awards

Indiana INTERNnet honored excellence among interns, employers and career development professionals at the 11th annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon, sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College.

The theme for the luncheon was “Shooting for Success” and Tamika Catchings, four-time Olympic gold medalist, WNBA All-Star and founder of Catch the Stars Foundation delivered the keynote address, “Scoring Big with Your Career.”

Before Catchings finished her final season with Indiana Fever, she participated in a National Basketball Association (NBA) program that helps NBA and Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) players plan for life after basketball. Catchings interned at the WNBA league office in New York City. The experience and knowledge she gained through her internship will prepare her for her new position as game analyst for SEC Network.

“Experiential learning is a key piece of Indiana’s workforce development plans, and the nominees we celebrated this year are a promising indication of Indiana’s Future,” said …

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