Staying connected;virtual resources; job opportunities
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First Destination Survey
 Important Note for the Class of 2020

Congratulations, seniors! We applaud your hard work, dedication, and perseverance, and we are excited to watch your continued success beyond graduation. You have the power to demonstrate to others what it means to be a part of Marian University.

We know you are proud of your education. We also are proud of your success and want to share this good news with the greater community. That said, as you secure post-graduate opportunities, we ask that you take a few minutes to complete our annual first destination survey. Please take the first destination survey here.

This survey is important for many reasons: 1) to share your successes with prospective students and their families; 2) to determine both strengths and opportunities for improvement within our programs; and 3) to remind you of our dedication to your future success.

That being said, even after graduation, please continue to take advantage of the many services provided by The Exchange (e.g. resume reviews, mock interviews, job search strategies, etc.) by visiting The Exchange.
Virtual Networking
LinkedIn Tutorial 

Learn tips on the variety of ways to use LinkedIn to build your professional network. More and more businesses use LinkedIn to screen and recruit potential employees. This is why creating a LinkedIn account can make a difference when searching for your next job. This LinkedIn tutorial walks you through the basics of creating your LinkedIn profile and how to utilize its various tools and functions.

Looking for even more guidance? Watch our recent LinkedIn or Left Out virtual workshop here, or join us for an upcoming virtual session! (See Handshake for dates and times.)
Job Hunting with Social Media

Over the past several years, social media websites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Meetup have become an increasingly important part of an effective job search. This article from GCF Global will teach you how to use social media sites to expand your network and build new connections. You will also learn about different strategies for using Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites in your job search.
Online Tutorials
Career documents:
Job Opportunities
Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH)   

The Indiana State Department of Health is looking to staff a COVID-19 info hotline. The position starts at $15/hr. The location will be at  ISDH’s headquarters at 2 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Indiana. The call center will be focusing on informational calls from the public. ISDH will be providing a list of FAQs with answers, a script, and a data collection tool. 

Coverage is needed 24/7. Work is available in three-hour time blocks.

Interested parties should email Adam G. Overberg, PharmD, BCPS, DABAT, director of Indiana Poison Center, a resume and a brief description of any customer service (including non-healthcare) experience. 
Indiana University Health Virtual Hiring Event

Due to various restrictions that are in place as a result of COVID-19, Indiana University Health has adjusted their job interviewing format to further protect patients, guests, and team members, and to make the process more convenient for job seekers.

Job seekers can visit for more details and to register for their preferred phone interview date and time. 

If you have any questions, please

Staying Healthy

The Importance of Social Distancing 

Although current events may bring certain levels of uncertainty, it is important to remember how social distancing can benefit society as a whole and can keep all of its members safe and healthy.

In this article from U.S. News & World Report,
a population health expert discusses how being together in solitude is key to combating the COVID-19 pandemic. "Every individual has incredible power to do something about this. And because this virus affects adversitypeople who are more marginal in terms of their health, older people, people with chronic conditions, and not as much young peoplethen it's really an act of altruism, of love, to implement social distancing when you're a young person. The life you save may not be your own, but it may be someone you care about, or your neighbor, or just some stranger on the street who happens to be undergoing chemotherapy."

Read more here about the importance of "flattening the curve."
Staying Mentally Healthy While Social Distancing 

Here are some tips from to help fight feelings of loneliness while self-isolating. 
  1. Contact others "face-to-face." The great thing about technology is that it provides alternatives to in-person interactions. Video-chatting friends and relatives could be a great way to get have social interactions without leaving your house. 
  2. Do meaningful things. This could mean a variety of different things, like doing housework, starting a new project, or even writing in a journal. “Staying engaged in the world allows us to use the newer, more logical parts of our brain, making it less likely we will dwell on what's out of our control.”
  3. Hang out with pets. If you have any pets, spending time with them increases dopamine and serotonin levels in the brain. This helps stabilizes your mood and relieves stress.
  4. Keep your sense of humor. Humor is cathartic and is a good way to release negative thoughts. Keep sending memes, keep watching silly movies, keep finding ways to smile through this situation.
  5. Help others. If you feel inclined to give back to those who may be struggling during this time, there are a variety of different ways you could help. Volunteering at local service organizations during this time can help mitigate the burden on the workers of the organization. If you prefer to practice social distancing, donating is also a great way to help make a positive impact.
  6. Exercise. Exercising is great for the body and the mind. Exercising releases endorphins that help with maintaining your mood and energy.
Indianapolis Area Resources
If you or someone you know has been impacted by recent events. There are local resources that you can utilize that may help. COVID-19 Community Resources provides a list of different social services and programs aimed to helping anyone who may need them.

It includes information on food support, artist support, worker support, and childcare support to name a few. Please note, these are not comprehensive but intended to quickly connect residents with tools for addressing immediate needs.
Career Development 
Networking 101

No matter the industry, networking is essential to a long, successful career. The most successful networkers know that the real work begins well before the event begins and ends long after you get home. Preparation and follow-up are just as important as the networking event itself! Students, remember that you do have something to offer professionals that you meet.
Virtual Interviewing 101

As technology advances, companies turn more and more to virtual interviewing where they are able to "sit down" with a prospective hire no matter the distance. It's important to prepare specifically for virtual interviews.
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