October 30, 2013 by Orr Fellowship

There are several things that draw young go-getters to the Orr fellowship. For some, it’s the impressive pool of high-growth host companies that fellows are lucky enough to work for on a day-to-day basis. For others, it’s attending monthly Business Leader Meetings (BLMs), and receiving guidance and mentorship from the …

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What is your current job (Where do you work, how long you’ve been there, what you do?) I am currently a project manager for Ingram Micro specializing as a construction/owners representative. Ingram Micro is the world’s largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle …

October 24, 2013 by Orr Fellowship

January 7, 2013 – I walk into my first “real world” job at TinderBox, located in Broad Ripple.  As the only Orr Fellow to start at the company in January due to my December 2012 graduation, I say to myself: this is it, Shelby!  Don’t screw up! Fast forward to a couple …

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I swear I’m not arrogant or conceited, I’ve just always been told I was good.  After 16 years of school, I had mastered the winning formula to getting good grades.  As I crossed the stage on graduation day, I felt like the future was endless. I was unstoppable. I knew …

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“The Orr Fellowship goes straight to the heart of our highest hopes for the future of this state.” –Former Indiana Governor and current Purdue University President Mitch Daniels     The Orr Fellowship and Purdue University have built many ties over the years. The Orr Fellowship has had over 30 …

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The Business Leader Meeting with Phil Terry, CEO of Monarch Beverage was quite exciting and different for the Fellows who attended. The presentation about the history and the vision of the company told of a unique and entrepreneurial business culture. We learned about how the company focuses very little on …

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Business leaders and entrepreneurs talk often about their “ah-ha” moments – those moments when they knew what they were doing or creating would be defining moments for their success. Usually this moment comes after a long series of trial and error, successes and failures and a slew of learning experiences. …

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Angie Hicks is founder and chief marketing officer of Angie’s List, the nation’s most trusted resource for local consumer reviews on everything from home repair to health care. This post appeared as part of the “How I Hire” series on LinkedIn.  Angie is committed to hiring great talent.  And Angie has a …

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As young professionals focused on keeping talent in Indiana, it makes sense that Orr Fellows are a philanthropic-minded group determined to make a positive impact on our diverse community. Supporting the local economy by working in Indianapolis-based businesses is a central part of the Orr Fellowship. However, we would be …

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If I could describe the typical Orr Fellow in one word, it would be “driven.” As an organization, we attract people that love to get things done, which means that we are always busy. With work, exercise, volunteering, personal projects, and our Orr Fellowship obligations, it’s easy to say no …