Recognizing Interns, Professionals Who Make an IMPACT


The IMPACT Awards Luncheon, sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College, is still several months away, but this is a great time to start thinking about nominations. We are putting together a great program that you won’t want to miss!

The seventh annual luncheon will be Feb. 6, 2013, at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. Registration will begin at 11 a.m., and the program will start at 11:30 a.m. The museum is offering free admission and parking to IMPACT Awards Luncheon attendees.

Caroline Dowd-Higgins is the keynote speaker, and we are looking forward to hearing an inspiring message from her. She is the director of career and professional development at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. She is the author of This is Not the Career I Ordered and the host of a national weekly CBS Radio show, "Career Coach Caroline." The keynote will address playing to your strengths, identifying your passions and finding rewarding work.

Internship programs provide innumerable benefits to organizations and give students meaningful project work . When the programs are strong, great things happen – employers experience increased productivity and creativity, and students become more hirable and are often encouraged to stay and work in Indiana.

We invite you to take part in this event dedicated to celebrating internship excellence. Winners’ names and stories will be released to media outlets across the state and will appear in the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s BizVoice magazine and the “Building A Better Indiana” blog. These awards are also fantastic résumé-enhancing and network-building opportunities for interns.

Again, you can find the nomination form at the Indiana INTERNnet web site. The nomination deadline is Friday, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m.  Registration is now open, and sponsorship opportunities are available.

We can’t wait to hear your success stories! If you want to give us a preview of your nomination, please share in the comments section below.