Ivy Tech connects with next generation of College Grads at IPS Express Enrollment Events

Ivy Tech representatives visited IPS High Schools last week to promote an April Express Enrollment event aimed specifically to high school students who were yet to create a college plan.

These future graduates enjoyed an open house on campus as well as at there own IPS Schools. At the events, students were able to ask questions about preparing for college, financial aid and scholarships, as well as exploratory questions about specific programs offered through Ivy Tech.

Ivy Tech Indianapolis Phi Theta Kappa Chapter places in the International Top 3 for Honora in Action Project

Phi Theta Kappa is a prestigious organization that recognizes academic achievement in college students and provides its members with opportunities for scholarly growth, scholarships, and career building resources. 

The Indianapolis Phi Theta Kappa chapter’s Honors in Action research project has just placed in the International Top 3! The hardworking team of students will be honored on the stage of the Hallmark Awards, and their Honors in Action piece will be published in the Phi Theta Kappa Journal.

Honors in Action combines academic research with action-oriented service to address real-world challenges in our communities. For more information about Phi Theta Kappa or about the Honors in Action program, click here

Carving a path to helping others

For as long as she can remember, Elisa Pride has been an empathetic person, and she’s made it her mission to do whatever she can to help others in their time of need. So when deciding what to do with her career, she realized what better way to help others than to join a community dedicated to service workers?

“My goal is to be a LCSW (licensed clinical social worker) and work with populations of all types, but especially women and children who are victims of human trafficking,” said Elisa.

To help her achieve this goal, she chose to major in Human Services at Ivy Tech Indianapolis.

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From cashiering to coding: One student’s journey to a career in Computer Science

Alex Riester came to Ivy Tech in 2019 to study Computer Science, not realizing the impact the College was going to have on his life and career.

“When I first enrolled as a student, I was working as a cashier and had no coding or programming experience at all,” he explained. “I did not know the difference between Java and JavaScript.”

Two years later, Alex is finishing his Associate of Science – scheduled to graduate this May. In addition to his studies, Alex is participating in two internships; one with the CCEC’s Launch Lab in the North Meridian Center and the other as a CRM intern with the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Before his internships, Alex was a student ambassador, which is how he first learned about the Launch Lab opportunity.

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College Goal Sunday at Ivy Tech Indianapolis and Plainfield will help students and families file the FAFSA on February 27

Participating students will be entered in a drawing to win one of five $1,000 scholarships 

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – On Sunday, February 27, from 2 – 4 p.m., financial aid professionals will be volunteering at two Ivy Tech Indianapolis Service Area locations to help college-bound students and their families open the door to financial aid during College Goal Sunday. 

  • Ivy Tech downtown campus – North Meridian Center: 50 W. Fall Creek Parkway, North Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46208. First floor in the Express Enrollment Center. Parking and entrance off West 26th Street (at corner of Illinois St. and 26th St.) – REGISTER HERE
  • Ivy Tech Plainfield location – MADE@Plainfield: 1610 Reeves Road, Plainfield, IN 46168. Second floor. Parking and entrance are across the street from Plainfield High School.  – REGISTER HERE
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