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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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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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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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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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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Cold Calling: Let’s Talk About It!

Cold calling for an internship… people have mixed feelings about it. Some will tell you that cold calling is a waste of time or that it’s really hit or miss. Others will say that cold calling is an excellent way …

By Aleksandra Ramōn
Aleksandra Ramōn Peer Educator
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5 Tips for a Successful Summer Internship Experience

An internship is a great way to expand your knowledge and apply what you’ve learned during your studies. It’s also a great way to gain real-world experience, boost your resume, and strengthen your skill set. Below, you’ll find advice on …

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Answering the Tough Interview Questions

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It’s hiring season, and many of you are preparing for interviews with employers and recruiters. It’s quite possible that someone will ask you at some point, “So what’s your biggest weakness,” or something similar. Instead of panicking, be …

By Juliette Kniola
Juliette Kniola Assistant Director of Career Services
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What’s Holding Women Back at Work?

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Is it “the glass ceiling,” or something else that holds women back from getting leadership roles in business? Perhaps it’s not the ceiling that’s the issue after all, but a broken rung on the ladder to success. A …

By Juliette Kniola
Juliette Kniola Assistant Director of Career Services
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Opportunities for Undocumented, DACA, and TPS

Undocuprofessionals is a national community for and by the undocumented communities in all career fields.” You can search this list for jobs, internships, scholarships, and more.

By Juliette Kniola
Juliette Kniola 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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