2019 Finalist Day Press Release – Orr Fellowship

Orr Fellowship News Release
For Immediate Release
Nov. 21, 2019

Orr Fellowship Announces Largest Class of Fellows to Date
Program extends 70 job offers to students for positions at Indianapolis companies

INDIANAPOLIS — Orr Fellowship proudly announces the extension of 70 job offers to candidates from the largest applicant pool in the Fellowship’s history. The offers were extended at the conclusion of organization’s annual interview process earlier this month. The fellows will become full time employees at 49 high-growth companies in Indianapolis. 

The new class of Orr Fellows will move to Indianapolis upon graduating in December or May, and begin their jobs shortly thereafter. The 2020 Fellow cohort will comprise Orr Fellowship’s largest class to date as the demand for high-quality talent in central Indiana continues to rise.

From August to September, current Fellows actively recruited college seniors from across the Midwest. Of the nearly 1,400 college seniors that applied during that time, just 104 were invited to a one-of-a-kind interview day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Orr Fellowship’s Finalist Day. 

In addition to candidates, Indianapolis business executives lined the fourth floor of the media center at the IMS where they conducted over 450 interviews over the course of 8 hours. 

Through a unique matching process distinct to Orr Fellowship, 70 candidates received calls that same evening with job offers from one of the companies they interviewed with earlier that day. 

Since 2002, Orr Fellowship has matched high-achieving college seniors to full-time jobs in Indianapolis. In addition to working at their host companies, Fellows participate in Orr’s programming dedicated to nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit and developing strong leadership skills. Fellows are also tasked with recruiting the next class of Orr Fellows.

Veteran Host Companies this year include well-known, entrepreneurial companies such as ClearObject, Zylo, Lev, Conga, and many more. First-time host companies welcomed into the Host Company network this year include Kerauno, Woven, EmployIndy, and Kiwanis International, and others


Orr Fellowship is a two-year, full-time employment program built on four major pillars: Career, Curriculum, Community, and Commitment. Orr Fellowship’s extensive programming develops the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs and supports the talent pipeline for innovative, Indianapolis-area companies. Learn more information about the Orr Fellowship here