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  1. Introspective Initiative: Introverts in Leadership Positions

    I never saw myself as a leader, but then I started landing leadership positions. I was more surprised than anyone each time I landed another one.  When I started working at the Digital Corps in 2020, I was nervous to talk to people because I was just one introverted graduate assistant trying to connect with […]

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  2. In Review: Portfolio Day 2022 

    It has been a long-standing tradition at the Digital Corps to have a Portfolio Day in the spring of each school year. However, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Portfolio Day has looked a little different the past few years. In 2020, the Corps did not even have a Portfolio Day (let’s just not talk about […]

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  3. Lessons From Corps Seniors

    We’re inching towards the end of the semester when seniors are preparing to graduate and fly out of the college nest and go off on their own. Now that Portfolio Day has officially passed us by, it’s full speed ahead for seniors here at the Corps! Once they leave, they will step out into the […]

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  4. Leadership Starts with a Conversation 

    The Digital Corps strives to empower each student employee in everything they do. This can be as simple as writing a “YAY” card to congratulate someone on a job well done or encouraging each student to apply for a promotion at the Corps.   Recently, the Corps has found a new way to empower students and […]

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  5. Degree Diversity at the Corps

    Have you ever walked by the Digital Corps office and wondered what it takes to work here? The Corps works on numerous projects, so when we get applications, we look for unique skills. Our team is made up of students from a range of disciplines, from the humanities to computer science.  A Learning Process  Some […]

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  6. Meet the Digital Corps Staff

    When Ball State University tour guides walk past the Digital Corps, they talk about our student workers and what kind of work they do for the University. While it is true that our students do innovative, creative work, they are supported by our seven full-time staff members who give them the tools and resources they […]

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  7. Social Media Management: A Look at the Corps and the Industry

    The History of Social Media    “Social media allows big companies to act small again” – Jay Baer  The birth of social media came in 1997 with the creation of the social media site, Six Degrees, by Andrew Weinreich. This was followed by the creation of MySpace, which lead to Facebook, and the list goes on.   The birth of modern social media came in the early […]

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  8. Fall 2021: Rise of the New Hires

    The Digital Corps office is packed with a bunch of buzzing new hires this semester as we’ve opened back up to a fully in-person work environment. For many of the Fall 2021 new hires, this semester is a new experience with new challenges.  For some students, the workload hasn’t been that intense, but for others, time management has been a big skill to develop. Adding an extra 15 hours of in-office […]

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  9. Remote vs. Office: The New Debate

    The age-old debate between remote and in-office work has taken a new turn in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses and organizations around the world have realized that they do not need to be in-person to function, while others have learned that they struggle without physical interaction.  Here at the Digital Corps, students and staff have […]

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  10. Back to Basics: A Skills Workshop Review

    The saying goes, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” encouraging an optimistic, can-do attitude in the face of adversity or misfortune. Recently, “life” seemed to give fellow Digital Corps team member, Amelia Cisna, and I “lemons,” so naturally, we made “lemonade.”   During a casual conversation, we realized that not a lot of people outside of our team really understand […]

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