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We’re curious people by nature. And we love to teach others what we’ve learned. So explore our blog to gain fresh insights from our expertise in areas ranging from culture to AI.

SEP Named A 2021 Best Places to Work in Indiana Company

There are several pieces that fit together when it comes to working at a software consultancy. Each of these pieces feeds into a varied and often challenging atmosphere. The answer to specific questions will often be that it depends.
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What It’s Like To Work at a Software Consultancy

There are several pieces that fit together when it comes to working at a software consultancy. Each of these pieces feeds into a varied and often challenging atmosphere. The answer to specific questions will often be that it depends. How they fit together can change, but the pieces are often the same. Process Let’s start […]
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5 Books You Should Read Before You Start Your First Job In Software Engineering

Traditionally, students get only a small taste of the industry before graduating. You may find yourself chugging coffee at 3 am before a deadline; a hard lesson on project pacing. Perhaps you, a team leader, has to deal with a colleague upset about the balance of project work. Despite these experiences, you’ll surely be learning […]
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Dear Intern/New Hire: How to Be an Effective New Person

Dear intern/new hire, Welcome! I’m sure you are excited about your new position and can’t wait to meet your team.  First, let’s address some common fears that new people have and make sure we’re all on the same page here.  As an intern or new hire, it’s likely that you will be the least experienced […]
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Fresh Out of Hope? Not Hardly!

It’s been a busy week here at SEP; we’ve had a lot of new faces join us. Seven interns and two new hires in one day (oh and there was another new hire that joined us middle of last week as well). Plus we’ve got three more new hires on the way on Monday. Guess who’s […]
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Tips for Designers Fresh Out of School

There are already a bunch of articles on the interwebs with advice for designers fresh out of school, so I wanted to share the technical skills I wished I had honed to perfection before embarking on my design career. Most of them are based around the Adobe Creative Suite. I apologize in advance if it […]
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You have to start somewhere

I started fresh in at SEP on Monday and by Tuesday the bananas were fresh out. Fellow new guy Jackson and I were tasked with our first project on Monday just before quittin’ time: update the internal resume reporting website from ‘ancient’ to ‘tomorrow.’ It currently runs on a mid-2006 vintage copy of Ruby on […]
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Ride the Wave

The beginning of summer at SEP usually means new hires.  While a few newbs come from other companies with experience already (so they aren’t really newbs), a lot we hire come fresh out of college.  Thus, our vernacular: “Fresh Out” (noun) A new employee to the company, hired directly after they have finished college. A […]
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