As a part of the 26th annual Working Smarter to Be Job Marketable program, Purdue University Calumet aimed to equip those seeking a job, changing careers, thinking of going back to school or wanting to find their dream career with the information they need.
When you're no longer satisfied with your job, there's an alternative. Perhaps it's time to prepare yourself for another career path.
Theodore Gilbert began at Indiana University in Bloomington as a music major, but graduated four years later with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. Gary has been Gilbert's home since he was born, and his hometown inspired his desire to learn more about criminal justice.
HAMMOND | The free registration deadline for Working Smarter to be Job Marketable, a community program at Purdue University Calumet, has been extended to Monday.
It was July 2011 in Nashville, Tenn., and Diane Schweitzer was on the second floor of the Opryland Hotel. Between prayers, she flipped coins into the fountain below, going back and forth between "yes" and "no." Leaving her position in school nutrition was a hard call, but she is no stranger …
As Christopher Vincent finished his second year studying accounting at Western Illinois University, he and his family were hit by an unexpected tragedy.
Allen Hines looked back at his seat during his graduation ceremony, knowing he was about to be hooded for earning his Master of Arts degree.
Allen Hines recently earned a master's degree from Calumet College of St. Joseph. He works at Westville Correctional Facility as a counselor and plans to earn a doctorate in psychology.
Allen Hines, of Chesterton, graduated from Calumet College of St. Joseph and works at Westville Correctional Facility as a counselor. A Vietnam-era veteran, Hines has post-traumatic stress disorder and finds the rigors of academia to be therapeutic.
Megan Marrs graduated from Purdue University-West Lafayette and had a good job at Valparaiso University. That's why when she decided to return to school full time to change her career, people thought she was crazy.
Though she already had a good job she liked, Megan Marrs went back to school to switch her career to marketing, and now owns a branding business, and is a marketing manager at The Times Multimedia Co.
Faith. Phlebotomy. Spanish. Marissa Ramirez has overcome the obstacles in her path and has a plan to combine what she knows to make a difference in Central America's most impoverished country.
LOWELL | John Munjas is used to his children reminding him to get his homework done — in all good humor, of course. After a more than 30-year break from college, the Lowell resident is resuming college at Indiana Wesleyan University through online courses.
John Munjas is working toward an online degree in business administration at Indiana Wesleyan.
The big picture of our workforce goes beyond the demarcation of those who have a job and those who do not.
John Munjas works at home in Lowell on an online course for his business administration degree at Indiana Wesleyan.
Seven region universities will kick off their 26th year of Working Smarter, a weeklong series of workshops targeted at region residents seeking an education and better employment opportunities.
April Moehl, of DeMotte, had worked at Bethlehem Steel Corp. in Burns Harbor for 26 years when she retired in May 2003, following an accident that killed her husband.
For Ruthie McCowin, of Gary, maintaining her focus has been the key to her success.
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