5 Tips to Help You Break Into the Arts Industry

You’ve dreamed of working in the arts industry since you were a kid, sketching in your notebook, putting on skits with friends, or dancing your way through parking lots. You’re a creative person, and being surrounded by other creatives gives …

By Juliette Kniola
Juliette Kniola Assistant Director of Career Services
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O’Neill Alumni Spotlight: Grace Rimkunas

What drives you to be successful in your job every day?

In talking about her career journey, we touched on Grace’s first professional role.  When Grace was still in her graduate program, she interned for a nonprofit in Indianapolis called …

By Juliette Kniola
Juliette Kniola Assistant Director of Career Services
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Granfalloon Begins Next Week

Honoring eclectic ideas, art, music, and literature has never been easier than simply taking in the Granfalloon Festival, which starts next week. The festival includes multiple venues in Bloomington and Indianapolis, and includes film screenings, literature readings, music and theatre …

By Juliette Kniola
Juliette Kniola Assistant Director of Career Services
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Explaining Gaps in Employment for Parenting Roles

by Jane Kellogg Murray, Indeed, April 7, 2023

Recently I met with a student who wasn’t sure how to present a 2-year gap in their employment history. They took time out to be with their young child, a decision that …

By Juliette Kniola
Juliette Kniola Assistant Director of Career Services
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How to Approach Your First 90 Days

You secured your job or internship for summer, now let’s make sure you do everything right in those crucial first 90 days! Click here for a brief video and access to a very informative podcast!

By Juliette Kniola
Juliette Kniola Assistant Director of Career Services
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An Undocumented Student’s Struggles & Her Success

by Alexa Maqueo Toledo

DACA rules and regulations make it tough for students to navigate opportunities like college, an option that many students take for granted. And even after college, finding the right employment opportunity is not a guarantee. This …

By Juliette Kniola
Juliette Kniola Assistant Director of Career Services
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Creative Arts Events for May 2024

The end of the semester is just the beginning of a full calendar of fun events! Stay involved, keep networking, meet up with friends, and enjoy the creative arts scene right here in Bloomington all summer long.

By Juliette Kniola
Juliette Kniola Assistant Director of Career Services
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MPA-MSES Alumni Spotlight: Meghan Ploch, Regional Director @ Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation

Alum: Meghan Ploch

Organization: Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)

Current Position: Regional Director, Office of External Affairs

Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Alma Maters: Indiana University, BS (2012) / Indiana University, MPA-MSES (2014)

Can you share a little bit about yourself …

By Elizabeth Gawron
Elizabeth Gawron Assistant Director of Career Services
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Grad School in Your 40s? How to Get the Support You Need

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It’s a Friday afternoon, coming up on a weekend with good weather. But you’re a grad student with a family and a full-time job. You likely have laundry to do and grocery shopping, and then of course there’s …

By Juliette Kniola
Juliette Kniola Assistant Director of Career Services
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Myth of the Perfect Job–What if You Can’t Find “The One?”

By Maegan Brejnik

There is a lot of pressure on you to find the perfect job—one that relates to all your interests, your strengths, your degree, one that pays well and is in the ideal location. Maybe you’ve never had …

By Juliette Kniola
Juliette Kniola Assistant Director of Career Services
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O’Neill Alumni Spotlight: Henry Bowen

What has your career journey been like? Did you have an AHA moment early on?

Henry grew up going to the local Methodist church, where he had a music director who recognized that he had a passion and a talent …

By Juliette Kniola
Juliette Kniola Assistant Director of Career Services
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O’Neill Alumni Spotlight

Sydney Joseph is from Indianapolis, Indiana. She graduated from O’Neill in 2017 with a BSPA in Nonprofit Management, and again in 2019 with her MPA in Nonprofit Management. From her home in Indianapolis, she remotely works as a Grant Writer …

By Sophia Hottois
Sophia Hottois Peer Educator
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O’Neill Student Spotlight

Name: Kelly Anderson Connect on LinkedIn

Organization: Qiagen intern 

Position: Molecular/Diagnostics/Public Health  

Location: Germantown, Maryland 

Can you tell our students a little bit about yourself?  

Hi! I’m Kelly Anderson and I’m a junior studying Healthcare Management and Policy …

By Erinn Drone
Erinn Drone Assistant Director of Career Services
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O’Neill Alumni Spotlight

Madison Crow is a Government and Public Services Consultant at Deloitte in their Washington D.C. field office. She graduated from O’Neill in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs, majoring in Law and Public Policy. She received her Masters …

By Sophia Hottois
Sophia Hottois Peer Educator
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O’Neill Alumni Spotlight: Devon Stewart (Annual Giving Manager at After School Matters)

Name: Devon Stewart 

Organization: After School Matters 

Position: Annual Giving Manager 

Location: Chicago, Illinois 

Alma Mater: BSPA in Nonprofit Management ‘18, MPA in Nonprofit Management and International Development ‘19

Devon Stewart came to the O’Neill School for three reasons: Indiana …

By Brianna Wright
Brianna Wright Peer Educator
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O’Neill Alumni Spotlight: Jessica Huseman (Senior Sustainability Analyst at Southwest Airlines)

Name: Jessica Huseman 

Organization: Southwest Airlines 

Position: Senior Sustainability Analyst 

Location: Remote but headquartered in Dallas, Texas 

Alma Mater: Bachelors of Science in Environmental Management ‘16, accelerated masters program, Masters of Public Affairs in Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management …

By Brianna Wright
Brianna Wright Peer Educator
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Landing the Internship is Just the Beginning

from Phil Blair at The San Diego Union Tribune, August 21, 2023

Yes, we require internships as part of your degree program. Yes, that means you’re always keeping your eyes and ears open to opportunities that might be a good …

By Juliette Kniola
Juliette Kniola Assistant Director of Career Services
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