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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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Naming Your Computer: How to Do It & Why It Matters

One of the tools you will be using daily at work is your computer, and that’s why one of your first onboarding assignments is usually naming your computer. Your computer is an extension of you, your interests, and your work! At SEP, we like to give our computers a unique name that feels meaningful to […]
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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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Unleashing Creativity: Hackathons & The Magic of Innovation

Imagine a place where makers come together—full of excitement, energy, and snacks—to build whatever their hearts desire. Solutions that address pesky functions or non-existent tools to improve our work and personal lives. It could be anything, from video game upgrades to new business ideas to figuring out how to more efficiently and securely share internal […]
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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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Celebrate National Intern Day with our 2023 SEP Internship Experience Wrap-up

July 27th, 2023 marks this year’s National Intern Day! Today, we want to recognize these 8 students who took part in SEP’s internship experience! In the last few months, the interns have had the opportunity to work on all different types of projects with real-world experience. Each day of the summer has been different, bringing its […]
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