Alumni Advice

Curious about WCSN Projects? Let Senior Mistee Saylor Tell You Her Experience

The Walter Center Success Network recently launched a new feature — WCSN Projects. This new feature allows College of Arts + Sciences students work directly with College alumni on various projects so the student can gain valuable new skills and work experience. …

By Geoffrey Heck
Geoffrey Heck Peer Coach Geoffrey Heck
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All Careers Considered: Finding Your Photography Style & Owning A Small Business with Stephanie Stewart

This week we speak with Stephanie Stewart, who started her own photography business after graduating from Indiana University in 2002. She shares her experience as a wedding and portrait photographer, which skills have been most helpful to her as an …

By Camryn Schreiner
Camryn Schreiner Videography Intern Camryn Schreiner
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Why It’s Important To Do What You Love With The Mahdi Brothers and Anthony Duncan

This week is our interview with the Mahdi Brothers and Anthony Duncan, co-founders of Mad Optimist, a sustainable customizable body care brand with a community focus based right here in Bloomington, Indiana. All three are alumni of the College of …

By Camryn Schreiner
Camryn Schreiner Videography Intern Camryn Schreiner
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Now Hiring: Media School Alumnus Monte Parker Shares Sales Journey with Fischer Homes

For Monte, two experiences at IU were critical when it came to learning what she wanted in her future career. Before she began working at Fischer Homes, which she describes as “exactly what I didn’t know I was looking for,” …

By Will Reed
Will Reed Senior Associate Director, Employer Relations Will Reed
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All Careers Considered: Taking Advantage of your Opportunities & Network with Tom Thakkar

Next up is my conversation with Tom Thakkar, who is comedian who does stand-up comedy and has he’s been on Conan, Comedy Central, and is the co-host of Stand by Your Band podcast. He graduated from the Media School in …

By Camryn Schreiner
Camryn Schreiner Videography Intern Camryn Schreiner
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Get to know Buckeye International, Inc.

Interested in a career that can help businesses stay safe in the midst of a global pandemic? Is it important have a defined path for growth at a company? Do you want the support it takes to succeed and grow …

By Will Reed
Will Reed Senior Associate Director, Employer Relations Will Reed
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All Careers Considered: Maximize your Network & Launch your Career with Courtney Seamon

Courtney Seamon graduated from IU in 2015 with a degree in Apparel Merchandising, and since then has become a successful fashion blogger and influencer in New York City. On the podcast this week is an interview with Courtney Seamon, a …

By Maureen Langley
Maureen Langley Designer & Marketing Coordinator Maureen Langley
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Learning The Art of Small Talk

No one particularly likes making small talk.  It can be perceived as dull or intrusive or disingenuous. The important thing to remember about small talk is that the only way to get to the deeper, more interesting conversation, is to …

By Amy Cornell
Amy Cornell Senior Associate Director, Alumni Engagement Amy Cornell
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Coming Soon: Season 4 of All Careers Considered

Welcome back! Stay tuned for a new episode of All Careers Considered which will be airing Friday, January 22. 

 

By Maureen Langley
Maureen Langley Designer & Marketing Coordinator Maureen Langley
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Practicing Gratitude and Appreciating Your Network

As the semester ends, my thoughts always turn to reflection.  How do I make sense of the semester that is past and prepare for the semester to come? My career in higher education has always revolved around semesters, but perhaps …

By Amy Cornell
Amy Cornell Senior Associate Director, Alumni Engagement Amy Cornell
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