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Wild about Workforce Development

On February 7, 2018, Indiana INTERNnet will celebrate internship excellence at the 12th Annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon, sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College. The program shines light on the importance of internships and applauds the individuals who make these experiences meaningful and successful.

Chris Heeter – award-winning speaker and founder of The Wild Institute – will deliver the keynote address, Guiding the Team to Success, complementing the luncheon’s Wild about Workforce Development theme. Featured on The Discovery Channel’s “National Geographic Today,” Heeter brings decades of leadership experience indoors, working with teams and leaders to recognize that leadership and teamwork doesn’t have to be so complicated.

Combining business expertise with hilarious stories from her sled dog team and experience as a whitewater trip guide. Heeter challenges and inspires organizations and individuals toward Wild leadership, compassionate presence and daring authenticity.

Gerry Dick, president/managing editor, Grow INdiana Media Ventures and host, Inside INdiana …

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Intern Day at the Indiana State Fair 2017

Last week, Indiana INTERNnet partnered with the Indiana State Fair to host the final intern engagement event of the summer. Local interns and mentors enjoyed a day of networking, trivia and deep-fried food!

The program began with welcoming remarks from Indiana INTERNnet Executive Director Janet Boston, followed by an overview of the fair’s festivities by Alexis Behnkendorf, marketing manager at the Indiana State Fair.

Next on our stage was the keynote speaker, Ashley Miser, community and events manager at IndyHub. She spoke about connecting with Indianapolis, and how it is a great place to work and grow. Miser also admitted she is a foodie and will gladly recommend local eateries to try!

“It’s really important for us [at IndyHub] to make sure people know that you can curate your lifestyle in Indianapolis and that our city is a maker’s space,” said Miser.

After Miser’s remarks, the interns were pumped up …

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Intern Meet & Greet with Pete

Indiana INTERNnet is hosting an afternoon event on March 7 from 3-5 p.m. Interns and college students are invited to meet Peter Dunn, Founder of Pete the Planner, and listen to his lively financial tips. Employers are welcome to invite their interns and attend with them as well.

A networking session will follow the presentation to connect with fellow interns. Beverages and snacks will be provided, courtesy of Baldwin & Lyons, Inc.

This is a free event, and space is limited. Please contact Karissa Bash, kbash@indianachamber.com, for more details and to RSVP by Tuesday, February 28.

Dunn is a local comedian, author, columnist and financial wellness educator. His organization, Pete the Planner, helps individuals with finance troubles get back on track through publications, broadcasts, speaking engagements and more.

During last year’s summer engagement event at the Indiana State Fair, Dunn advised interns on moving out of their parents’ houses …

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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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Last Call for IMPACT Awards Registrations

Join Indiana INTERNnet in celebrating internship excellence at the 11th Annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon, sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College. Check-in for the luncheon begins at 11 a.m. on February 8, and the program will run from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

The IMPACT Awards shine light on the importance of internships and applaud the individuals who make these experiences meaningful and successful. Indiana INTERNnet will recognize nominees in the categories of Intern of the Year (high school, college and non-traditional), Employer of the Year (for-profit and not-for-profit) and Career Development Professional of the Year during the luncheon.

Tamika Catchings – four-time Olympic gold medalist, WNBA All-Star and founder of Catch the Stars Foundation – will give the keynote address: Scoring Big with Your Career, complementing the luncheon’s Shooting for Success theme.

Before Catchings finished her final season with Indiana Fever, she participated in a National Basketball Association (NBA) program that …

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