Student Success: Matt Sondgeroth, Design Technology

matt-sondergothMatt Sondgeroth is a 2003 Lafayette graduate. He choose Ivy Tech Community College because he wanted an affordable education, the ability to enter the workforce quicker than a typical four year degree would allow and the flexibility to work full-time while also attending courses.

Matt had a passion for drafting and completed his degree in Design Technology. He currently is a Project Manager for a company that provides technology solutions to Home Builders in numerous ways. Continue reading


Student Success: Kyle Steiner, Design Technology

kyle-steinerIn 2002, Kyle Steiner embarked on a journey that would soon lead him to a successful career. Struggling on choosing the right degree, he decided to go to Ivy Tech Community College to complete his core classes, then transfer to Purdue University.

“I didn’t know what career path to take. I know many classes from Ivy Tech could transfer to Purdue, so that’s the path I took,” said Kyle. “Once I decided on my career path, I could transfer to Purdue and focus on my major.” Continue reading

Why Complete Your Degree?

The question most of my family asked me as I embarked on my college journey was why start at all. As a first generation college student, I didn’t necessarily have a good answer to that, other than I was interested in studying biology and wanted to try making a career out of that.

As I progressed through my education and eventually entered the job market, I realized that completing my degree punched my ticket to success. So, why complete your degree?

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What I Wish I Knew About Community College

When beginning my journey toward a degree, I had no idea where to start. Like many young adults I visited a variety of universities, yet none of them seemed to fill my needs. I was a little frustrated, and extremely confused.

I will admit, I was looking for a lot within a university. I knew that I was going to spend thousands of dollars on my degree and be hundreds of miles away from home. I was dedicated to find the college that matched my expectations.

It wasn’t until I was just about ready to quit my search that I found Ivy Tech Community College.

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7 Reasons to Go to an Ivy Tech Express Enrollment Day

The summer/fall semester is just around the corner, and we want to help you get enrolled or registered.

For many, this may be overwhelming – but it doesn’t have to be! As Zig Ziglar said, “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”

Get a great start through our  Express Enrollment Day (EED), where you can get all of your enrollment steps done in one day, at one place! If you are a current student, you too can attend and get assistance registering for summer and/or fall courses. Just be sure to RSVP.

If you are a new student, here are seven reasons you should attend EED at a location near you April 30!

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Exciting Project to Improve Student Success at Ivy Tech


As a college student, we hope you’re encountering exciting new opportunities, but you may also be facing some new challenges–adjusting to a new learning environment, balancing your studies with a job, your family, or other responsibilities, or even just keeping track of deadlines and requirements for multiple classes. Ivy Tech is always looking for ways to better support our students, so we’re excited to be partnering with researchers from the Harvard Kennedy School to explore a new approach to help our students succeed. Continue reading

Three Reasons I Should’ve Gone to Express Enrollment Day

Although I often heard of Express Enrollment events throughout Ivy Tech, I did not attend an event prior to becoming an Ivy Tech student. Whether it was me being stubborn, or not knowing the benefits of the event, it seemed easier to just figure it out on my own.

As an intern for Ivy Tech, I have learned of the benefits of attending one of these events, and I regret not attending one. So I decided to write this blog to let you know, my three reasons I wish I would have gone to an Express Enrollment Day.

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The Internet: A Student’s Best Friend

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by Joseph Black, student

It can be a nightmare to track down resources for college, especially if you’re just starting out your first semester.

Getting your books, materials, financial aid, student loans, advisement, classes registered, etc. can honestly seem like a never-ending to-do list. But there is one tool that every student should have at their fingertips and it’s also one tool that happens to be one of the most overlooked: Access to the Internet! Continue reading