August 31, 2010 by Orr Fellowship

 So here I am writing my first ever blog, something that I never imagined I would ever do, and a million thoughts about a possible topic are running through my head. Throughout the next two years and roughly 24 posts I plan to blow all my readers minds and expose …

August 29, 2010 by Orr Fellowship

The complaint, it seems, is a familiar one. “I want to get out of Indianapolis and go to (insert ‘cooler’ city here),” say graduates at Indiana colleges.  Super Bowl-winning Colts notwithstanding, Indiana seems to have gotten somewhat of an unfair reputation as a boring place to live.  Young people flee …

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With school now back in session we’re quickly approaching the fall recruiting season.  It’s an exciting (and somewhat stressful) time for college seniors as they look to secure jobs after graduation.  It’s also an exciting time for Orr Fellows because we’ll be back on campus over the next couple months …

August 28, 2010 by Orr Fellowship

Today I went golfing with 25 of my friends.  Last night, a few of us got together for some drinks after work, on Thursday we’re touring the FedEx facilities in Indianapolis for our monthly business leader meeting and in October a group of us is heading to West Virginia to whitewater raft …

August 24, 2010 by Orr Fellowship

Tweets, blogs, Facebook followers, and bulletin boards.  As you well know, for today’s high growth start-ups, social media has taken the industry by storm.  Today’s consumers are all about transparency, and what better way to keep up on the hottest products than by reading those addicting 140 character news-bites.  But …

August 21, 2010 by Orr Fellowship

My, my, my … how quickly a year flies!  I’m officially entering my second year in the Orr Fellowship and my position at Compendium.  Back in college, I’m not sure I could have imagined myself in a technology job in Indianapolis and working for one of the best high growth start-ups.  …

August 20, 2010 by Orr Fellowship

My name is Zac and I am a recent grad from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.  Like many of you, I too was beginning to think about where the future would take me about this time last year.  With interviews and job offers just around the corner, …

August 18, 2010 by Orr Fellowship

A study that was conducted at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago for the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy has found a positive link between the number of years an individual is self-employed and their likelihood to be self-employed throughout their career. The study, …

August 16, 2010 by Orr Fellowship

What’s up every one.   My name is Alex.  I graduated from Valparaiso University this past May, and joined Apparatus back on the 14th of June as part of the Orr Entrepreneurial Fellowship.  I moved into an apt. in Broad Ripple on the 10th of June.  It was a pretty quick …

August 15, 2010 by Orr Fellowship

About this time last year, I was winding down my summer job and gearing up for my last year of college at Indiana Wesleyan University.  Like most college seniors, one thought came up over and over again in mind: What am I going to do after I graduate??? Fast-forward twelve months and …