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Alumna Profile: April Huey ’07

October 1, 2017

April HueyAs a member of the first graduating class of Networks Scholars, April Huey has worked in both public and corporate accounting, including the past seven years in the not-for-profit health care provider sector within Indiana University Health’s finance department.  

April was a popular and active student while at Indiana State. She is one of the Scott College of Business’ Featured Alumni

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Alumna Profile: Betsy (Bender) Hayes, ’09

October 1, 2017

Betsy (Bender) HayesBetsy (Bender) Hayes learned the proper way to interact in a business setting, conversation and presentation skills and how to interview as a Networks Scholar and undergraduate management and business administration major with a Spanish minor at Indiana State.

Hayes is now helping to build a solid foundation for Framebridge, a start-up online custom framing business headquartered in Washington, D.C., as the company’s head of human resources.

“I wanted to be prepared to enter the business world and didn’t know what tools I needed,” Hayes said. “(Networks) provided a fantastic opportunity to have a group of staff and peers teach me things and help navigate college life. I have confidence to speak in front of groups and feel prepared for anything that comes my way. It gave me an opportunity to learn great time management skills and receive feedback in a safe setting. It sharpened my listening, writing and networking skills.”

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Transformative Training

 October 1, 2017

The Networks Program has changed the way State teaches all Sycamores and along the way transformed business students into the best-trained leaders on the biggest professional stages.

Leaders aren’t born. They are developed through programs like the Networks Financial Institute in Indiana State’s Scott College of Business.

“The four-year career and professional development leadership program is a comprehensive education that not only provides students with a rigorous series of leadership seminars and workshops but also gives students hands-on experiences to engage with and learn about business through industry visits, a mentorship program and experiential learning opportunities,” said Rebecca Wray, Networks Program director. “It’s an intensive and in-depth program focused on developing future financial services and business industry leaders.”

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Pulling the Ethics Conference Together

October 1, 2017

Scott College of Business students break out of their comfort zones and build up their LinkedIn connections through organizing the annual Networks Ethics Conference. ​

Imagine: You’re 20 years old and tasked with convincing a top executive of a Fortune 500 company to be the keynote at a conference you’re organizing. Oh, and this conference is one attended by business leaders from around the region, so you better not mess it up.

The 2018 class of Networks Scholars planned the annual Ethics Conference

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Alumna Profile: Yahzmine Rodriguez '15

October 1, 2017

Yahzmine RodriguezFrom classroom to commerce: The Networks Program’s experiential curriculum gave these students the real-world training to position them at the helm of their futures.

As a marketing major and President’s Scholar at Indiana State, Yahzmine Rodriguez was drawn to the Networks Program for the opportunity to network with professionals and grow with a group of like-minded students.

“I knew I needed to challenge myself if I wanted to grow professionally, and Networks helped me market myself as a potential candidate to employers. I never went to an interview feeling nervous,” she said.

Mentors helped Rodriguez understand her strengths and weaknesses and become a stronger leader.

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Alumnus Profile: Will Lehman '14

October 1, 2017

Will LehmanFrom classroom to commerce: The Networks Program’s experiential curriculum gave these students the real-world training to position them at the helm of their futures.

After starting his career in commercial insurance sales, Will Lehman accepted a risk management position in Bloomington, Ind., for the global privately held company Cook Group and has become heavily involved within the organization, local community and the risk management industry.

“The Networks Program was critical in providing the training, resources and connections that have allowed me to succeed in the insurance and risk management industry,” said Lehman, who earned a degree in insurance and risk management. “I was aware that the program is an incredible professional development and training opportunity for business students. This is an opportunity typical students do not have access to and truly builds leadership skills.”

Networks’ professional development opportunities have proven to be invaluable for Lehman.

“The program develops students in ways you don’t receive by simply going to class,” he said. “While many students will learn these skills throughout their time in the professional workforce, having this education and training as an undergraduate provides a tremendous advantage.”

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Alumnus Profile: Miguel de la Rosa '13

October 1, 2017

Miguel de la RosaFrom classroom to commerce: The Networks Program’s experiential curriculum gave these students the real-world training to position them at the helm of their futures.

Miguel de la Rosa serves as a project manager and internship director for Your Brand Voice, a digital marketing agency based in Orlando, Fla., that specializes in branding, email and social media marketing, search engine optimization and video production.

“I wanted to be in the Networks Program because it was an excellent opportunity to further my business education outside of the classroom through mentorship, professional development seminars, and internships,” said de la Rosa, who majored in marketing and business administration.

The Networks Program allowed de la Rosa the opportunity to experience real-life business scenarios while he was a college student, including opportunities for international travel, event planning and mingling with business professionals.

“The most valuable aspect of the Networks Program would have to be international travel,” he said. “Through traveling abroad, I, along with my colleagues, was able to expand my view of the world and gain an understanding of how business is handled overseas.”

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13th Annual Ethics Conference

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The 2018 Annual Ethics Conference will take place in the Hulman Memorial Student Union (HMSU) on Monday, February 26, 2018

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All of our Working Papers can be found on our pages and on the RePEc website.

All Networks Financial Institute's Policy Briefs, Working Papers and Reports are available through the Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) and Social Science Research Network (SSRN) services as well as our own pages.

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Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809
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