October 29, 2012 by Orr Fellowship

(Paraphrasing) “Living in New York, you get the sense that your part of the crowd. You see, everyone works in the city but wants the freedoms of a yard, family, and quiet that the suburbs promises. So every morning I would wake up at the same time – before sunrise. …

October 21, 2012 by Orr Fellowship

On Monday Fellows met with Scott Weber for another awesome session of our Informatics course.  Scott’s story is amazing enough in itself.  He headed Indiana’s first public software company as it went through its IPO back in 1994; he started an incubator five months before the dotcom bubble; and he …

October 16, 2012 by Orr Fellowship

In an article posted on LinkedIn titled, “Did Skipping That Cup of Coffee Just Cost You a Million Dollars?” Bobbi Klein, a professor from my alma mater, wrote about the importance of networking.  Reading her post was just another reminder that joining the Orr Fellowship, with its invaluable network, is …

October 9, 2012 by Orr Fellowship

    Alec Synnestvedt ‏@synndicated: “Don Brown started his first software company while in his third year of med school, in case you want to feel unproductive.”   Alec, my fellow Fellow tweeted this during the October 8th Informatics class, articulating my exact thoughts. I was sitting in a room …

October 2, 2012 by Orr Fellowship

One of the most important questions Fellows are asked during recruitment is “what do you actually do as an Orr Fellow?”  We often respond with a simple, 30-second “elevator pitch” relating to the themes of the Fellowship.  This is great for career fairs, but it doesn’t answer what we actually …