Xtern News

Gayle Ocampo’s computer programming mother inspired her career in tech

Born in the Philippines, but raised in Noblesville, Indiana, Gayle’s interest in technology was sparked by her mother’s career as a programer. Her interest grew to passion after taking several programming classes in high school. “I loved the problem solving aspect of programming. There was always something new for me to learn.” Pursuing her newly

$5.7 Million Lilly Endowment Grant to Support TechPoint’s Talent Initiatives

TechPoint, Indiana’s tech growth initiative, will use a $5.7 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to enhance its efforts in attracting and retaining tech talent in the state. The grant, awarded to the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) Foundation, will support TechPoint’s suite of talent programs, recently branded as TechPointX, which are designed to prepare

How I accidentally became a TechPoint Xtern

To accurately describe how I accidentally became a TechPoint Xtern, I first should explain what led me to apply for an internship at Mimir. As an incoming junior in Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, my area of study has been finance and marketing. Last fall, I began to pursue a summer internship and my

Alexis Fink puts career emphasis on people first

When it comes to choosing a career, Alexis Fink puts the emphasis on people first. Growing up in the suburbs of Carmel, Ind., did not mean that Alexis was automatically going to choose Indiana as a home after graduation. Her computer science degree from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology would position her to work in our country’s

‘Finalist Day’ events match young talent with Indy companies

Close to 300 top-performing college students were in Indianapolis on Friday interviewing for coveted summer internships and two-year fellowships with 90 area companies. TechPoint’s Xtern and Indy Tech Fellowship Finalist Day events were happening at the Biltwell Event Center downtown while the Orr Fellowship Finalist Day was held at the Willows on Westfield on the