August 26, 2014 by Orr Fellowship

I graduated from Anderson University with a core group of friends that all happened to be science majors. It’s not that I am anti-associating with other disciplines, those were just the people I spent the most time with. College memories, for me, are filled with late night study sessions, endless …

August 25, 2014 by Orr Fellowship

When I first received the names of the companies that I was going to be interviewing with on the Orr Fellowship Finalist Day, I was surprised to see DigitalRelevance on the list of companies that was interested in me. Why you ask? Because DigitalRelevance is a marketing agency and I …

August 21, 2014 by Orr Fellowship

Recent college graduates typically look to those at least twice their age for career advice: parents, professors, and mentors. We will often overlook some of our greatest advisors—our peers. Due to the nature of the Orr Fellowship, it is not uncommon for recent grads to find valuable mentors who are only …

August 18, 2014 by Orr Fellowship

When asked to name your strengths you probably don’t list words like connectedness, activator, or woo. After taking the Strengths Finder 2.0 assessment, myself and the other first-year Fellows have a new way to describe our strengths that might include words like these. Debra Jones walked us through our new found strengths at …

August 14, 2014 by Orr Fellowship

I have a confession: I’m an English major from Maryland. (Yes, I realize that you’re now going to scour this blog post and grin with smug satisfaction when you find a grammatical error, but maybe that means you’ll at least read the whole thing instead of skimming it for something interesting.) …

August 13, 2014 by Orr Fellowship

This past June I kicked off my journey as a first-year Fellow with the annual SummOrr Retreat at Rawhide Ranch in Brown County. We did a variety of activities to help us become more acquainted with the program, as well as each other. One of my favorite moments was when …

August 11, 2014 by Orr Fellowship

Each month, Fellows gather for business leader meetings (BLM)—an opportunity to learn from talented and successful entrepreneurs in the Indianapolis area. Recently, strategic design consultancy, KA+A, hosted nearly 70 Fellows at their downtown office on Monument Circle. Kristian Andersen—designer, founder, and investor—shared his business acumen in an interactive Q&A format. …

August 7, 2014 by Orr Fellowship

A few weeks ago I met an Orr Fellow for breakfast at a pleasant little joint on the corner of 49th and Penn. Ten minutes after opening, there were around 15 patrons ordering omelets and downing white mugs of black coffee.  Sitting on the far side of the restaurant was a first-year Orr …

August 5, 2014 by Orr Fellowship

They’re easily misplaced, deceivingly sharp and have many functions: makeshift straight edge, impromptu post-it note, finger slicer and awkward speaking prop. Sometimes you feel really accomplished getting one, and you keep it in your secret hiding spot as a trophy and memento of the time you met Bono’s manager.  Business cards.  They …

August 3, 2014 by Orr Fellowship

August 4th – a date I have repeated countless times to myself and to the Fellows. August 4th is the date that the Orr Fellowship application portal opens, the official start of recruitment for the Class of 2015. Recruitment is one of the largest projects the Orr Fellowship takes on every year. Fellows scour …