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2014 Indianapolis Sports Industry Career Conference

24 Oct

February 28, 2014

NCAA Headquarters

Indianapolis, Indiana 

Sports

 

This is your opportunity to network with, learn from and earn an internship or job with the top professionals in Indianapolis who work in college, professional and corporate sports.  Last year’s event sold out and received high evaluations.  Participating sports organizations include Colts, Pacers, Indians, Ice, Fever, Tornados, Indianapolis 11, Butler University Athletics, IUPUI Athletics, NCAA, Horizon League, Sunrise Sports Marketing, Indiana Sports Corporation, Indianapolis Speedway, USA Track & Field, Black Coaches and Administrators Association, Lucas Oil Stadium, Conseco Fieldhouse, IHSAA, Exclusive Sports Group (sports agents). 

To learn more please visit:

https://2014indysportscareerconf.eventbrite.com

 

The Gift of the Mastodon

14 Sep

By: Andrew T. Hendrick 

            Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne has taught me a valuable lesson on what education truly means.  I’m currently of senior class standing, and I was a transfer from Ivy Tech Community College through the Crossroads Program.  Education is of vast importance in the world today, but for me this was not always a valued belief.  It was all seen as an expensive hassle, and I started off wanted to just start a career without first pursuing educational paths.  It didn’t take long to realize I could not achieve my goals without  a degree.  Like most people who didn’t go straight from high school to college, I had no idea where to begin.  I learned of the Crossroad’s program that connected Ivy Tech Community College to IPFW, and the reason I fell into it was because Ivy Tech allowed me to get back into the swing of things before attending the more challenging university setting college.  From where I was, I realize now more than ever; that no matter what age, education can become a benefit in opening doors never imagined.

My move into IPFW has taught me it takes hard work when striving for something you truly want, and you can’t just sit on the side lines waiting for opportunity.  You have to be willing to capture it, and the Crossroad’s program was my opportunity that I was forced to work hard to be where I am today.  For the most part, school has never really challenged me.  It has always come rather too easy, and I always thought it was the difficulty of the material.  I was inspired by my Ivy Tech teachers, but my IPFW professors and instructors combined my passion with a challenge that makes me work harder every semester.  It is true, new material can be challenging, but the true challenge is when a teacher integrates critical thinking that forces you to bring an understanding of the material.  I know now college education is about teaching the mind higher levels of critical thinking.  Anyone can study a set of material and regurgitate it out for an exam, but it is the ones who analyze critically that are to write detailed essays.

To conclude my experience, I will express opportunity, passion, and the willingness to accept challenges are all a person needs to earn collegiate education.  Undereducated is just describing someone with a broad focus.  As a business student, IPFW has fine-tuned my focus, and has showed me educated people can give reasons on why they believe something; not just give an unsupported opinion.  A teacher’s role is to show a student where to look, but they can’t show them how to see.  A student should be willing and eager to learn.  I found IPFW has an arsenal of teachers willing to show a student where to look, but they give the student the opportunity to develop their own thoughts and ideas.  Although I wish to pursue education beyond a Bachelors of Science, the opportunity given to me by Ivy Tech and IPFW made it all possible.  To anyone wishing to pursue higher forms of thinking, little by little and day by day you can achieve your goals to their greatest potential, and Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne has your opportunity.

The Blog!

14 Sep

ipfwWe are well into the first semester of the 2013-2014 school year. For those of you who are new to the blog, this page will allow you to see what is going on at IPFW that can be beneficial and of good interest to you. We strongly recommend that you keep in touch with our newsletter and blog in order to stay up to date with important activities and chances to excel here at IPFW. We look forward to helping you grow as a student and as a productive member of the community!

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