Xtern News

Alexis Fink puts career emphasis on people first

When it comes to choosing a career, Alexis Fink puts the emphasis on people first. Growing up in the suburbs of Carmel, Ind., did not mean that Alexis was automatically going to choose Indiana as a home after graduation. Her computer science degree from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology would position her to work in our country’s

‘Finalist Day’ events match young talent with Indy companies

Close to 300 top-performing college students were in Indianapolis on Friday interviewing for coveted summer internships and two-year fellowships with 90 area companies. TechPoint’s Xtern and Indy Tech Fellowship Finalist Day events were happening at the Biltwell Event Center downtown while the Orr Fellowship Finalist Day was held at the Willows on Westfield on the

What it’s like to be a TechPoint talent host company

Internships are becoming increasingly important and often required for college students in nearly all degree programs. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, sixty-five percent of bachelor’s degree graduates from the Class of 2015 participated in an internship, the highest percentage recorded since data started being collected in 2007. Due to the increased interest

Rose-Hulman sees record-breaking female freshman enrollment

The 2016-2017 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology freshman class will see a record-breaking number of female students. Early enrollment statistics for the 2016-17 school year reveal that 172 females will make up 30.4 percent of the 565 incoming freshman students. This number tops the previous year’s then-record enrollment by 40 students. “The new record-breaking number of

Xterns take top honors at Indy Civic Hack

Two different teams of Xterns, summer interns in TechPoint’s ultimate tech internship experience, took home top honors in the Indy Civic Hack — a competition using large public data sets to solve challenges for the city. This year, the hackathon focused on transit issues and the winners were announced at the brand new IndyGo Julia

Xterns give back by teaching kids to code

Giving back to the community is a key ethos of TechPoint’s Xtern program, the ultimate tech internship experience. Teaching young children to code is always one of the favorite community activities of Xterns while they are living together in Indianapolis and interning for the summer at tech companies around the city. Recently, Xterns had a wonderful opportunity