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SEP Wins TechPoint’s 2024 Innovation Service Partner of the Year Mira Award

SEP Recognized as Indiana’s Top Innovation Service Partner, Winning TechPoint’s Prestigious Mira Award Westfield, Indiana - SEP has been named the Innovation Service Partner of the Year by TechPoint at the 25th annual Mira Awards. The Mira Awards, Indiana’s largest…
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2024 Software Engineering Interns

They’re here! Get to know our 2024 software engineering interns.

Andy Jang Software Engineering Intern School: IUPUI Major: Computer Science     What drew you to SEP? “Interning with SEP last summer only reinforced the idea of wanting to work here once again. The people here are awesome, and the culture is second to none! This summer, I want to learn more about software development […]
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Celebrating 36 Years of SEP + Top Workplace Awards

May 2024 was a whirlwind of excitement and celebration for all of us at SEP! We marked our 36th anniversary as a company, which is a feat in itself. Not to mention, we learned that SEP had been recognized for multiple workplace awards! Check out three big moments for SEP in May: Anniversary of SEP […]
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Professional Development is a Social Activity

Professional Development is not a one-size-fits-all recipe for success.  In fact, it is as varied as individual careers.  But not every career path is forged anew, a unique gem wholly unlike anything that has come before.  Most of us have careers similar to our colleagues, with whom we’ve shared many experiences.  In fact, the entire […]
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35+ Thoughts on What It Means to be an Employee-Owner at SEP

In October, we celebrate Employee Ownership Month as an ESOP. In addition, this year we celebrated 35 years of SEP! In a mash-up of both celebrations, we collected 35+ sentiments from across the organization, sharing what it means to “think like an owner.” We heard recurring themes like: Feeling the Benefits of Job Security and […]
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Five Strategies for a Happy and Healthy Software Maintenance Team

Software Maintenance Teams provide a broad array of services, customized to the industries they support. As a software development consultancy, our portfolio includes industries like energy, aerospace, healthcare, medical devices, precision agriculture, and others. The products we build live on Desktop, Embedded, Mobile, Web, and Cloud platforms. With such a diversity of industries and platforms, […]
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Keep Your Team Organized with the ART of an Effective Meeting Checklist

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, there’s no escaping meetings. Thankfully, it doesn’t take much to transform a meeting from a waste of time into a purposeful gathering. Laying the groundwork before, running the meeting efficiently, and knocking out action items after the meeting can make all the difference. At SEP, we follow a framework called […]
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A Super Simple How-To Guide for Running Lean Coffee Meetings

Almost every time I facilitate Lean Coffee meetings, someone will follow up afterward to ask, “What was that meeting style called? Can you share a ‘how-to’?” Well, I didn’t have one. And a quick Google search, like “how to run a lean coffee meeting,” only leads to long articles, hard-to-parse explanations, and companies trying to […]
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What is the role of leadership in an award-winning workplace for over a decade?

With over 25 years in the ever-changing field of Human Resources, I have had the privilege of developing an expansive, diverse network and working with an array of personalities across various industries. A significant factor contributing to this exciting professional journey has been my personal role as a military spouse. As a military family, we […]
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2023 SEP Summer Interns

Meet Our Summer 2023 Interns

Caroline Daily Business Operations Intern School: Indiana University (Bloomington) Major: Marketing       What drew you to SEP? “I Initially heard about SEP through a family friend who encouraged me to look into the biz-tern (business intern) position. I was immediately impressed with SEP’s drive to constantly grow, develop, and teach. After talking with […]
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