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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