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$5.7 Million Lilly Endowment Grant to Support TechPoint’s Talent Initiatives

TechPoint, Indiana’s tech growth initiative, will use a $5.7 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to enhance its efforts in attracting and retaining tech talent in the state. The grant, awarded to the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) Foundation, will support TechPoint’s suite of talent programs, recently branded as TechPointX, which are designed to prepare

How I accidentally became a TechPoint Xtern

To accurately describe how I accidentally became a TechPoint Xtern, I first should explain what led me to apply for an internship at Mimir. As an incoming junior in Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, my area of study has been finance and marketing. Last fall, I began to pursue a summer internship and my

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