What our students tell us about their IPFW experience

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 6/15/17 4:30 PM

Imagine this: You’re planning to get a somewhat pricey item in the near future. You really want this thing, but you’re still new to the market and don’t know which brand to choose.

You need some hands-on info before making your choice. Luckily, you have a secret weapon—a friend who’s really into the thing. Your friend willingly shares her knowledge and helps you connect with exactly what you need. Item acquired; achievement unlocked!

Your same approach works for learning more about colleges, except it’s harder to find friends with exactly the right experience to help. Luckily, that’s where this blog comes in.

We asked a bunch of successful alumni to share their insights about their experience on our campus. These folks were just like you a few years ago, but now they’re out in the world, making cool things happen. Check out their knowledge below. It’ll give you some good insights.

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Topics: Going to School at IPFW, Student Stories

Alumni Success Story – Aaron McClaskey, Content Strategist at Facebook

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 6/13/17 4:30 PM

Maybe we should call him “The Social Poet.”

For English and linguistics alumnus Aaron McClaskey (’16), an IPFW education in poetry led to a surprising destination—social media giant Facebook. 

"A degree spent studying Allen Ginsberg and Jack Spicer led to a career in the tech industry,” McClaskey said. “But now that I'm here it all makes a strange bit of sense. Writing is writing is writing, after all."

Starting Rough

McClaskey started in fall 2005, but struggled to find his direction and stay focused.

“I did all the things you weren’t supposed to do,” he said. “I took time off. I went full time some semesters and part time for others. I changed majors, and changed back again.” 

Once he discovered his love of writing, McClaskey also found his focus.

He took an on-campus job as an editorial assistant in Marketing Communications, which introduced him to the world of copywriting. “Creative writing and copywriting aren’t mutually exclusive,” he said. “They’re more like siblings that only get along some of the time.”

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Topics: Student Stories





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