Life In Indy

35% of Orr Fellows are non-native Hoosiers who have chosen to call Indianapolis home after graduation.

From strolling the Monon Trail to celebrating the legendary Indianapolis 500 or exploring the donut scene in Indy (it's awesome, by the way), Indianapolis is the perfect stomping ground.

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It'll take longer than your two years with the Fellowship to see and taste everything Indy has to offer. To start, there are six major sports teams that you can cheer on as they compete proudly for their city: Pacers, Fever, Colts, Indy Fuel, Indy Eleven, Indians. If you don't particularly enjoy basketball, football, hockey, soccer or baseball one of Indianapolis' twenty-nine craft breweries may have something delicious and refreshing to offer you. Hundreds of thousands of individuals make the trek to Indianapolis summer after summer for the Indiana State Fair. With a state park, museum or center for the arts on almost every corner, not to mention the world-renowned Indianapolis Zoo and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, there is an attraction that will appeal to everyone. We know you've worked up an appetite reading this page and thinking about your next visit to Indianapolis. Thankfully, Hoosiers make it easy to eat. Whether you prefer food trucks or five-star venues, farm-to-table restaurants or mom-n-pop home cooking, this city is bursting at the seams with cuisine options that will make your mouth water.


For those looking to live closer to Monument Circle, there are six different cultural districts that have created a unique lifestyle of their own: Fountain Square, Indiana Avenue, Mass Ave, The Canal & White River State Park, and the Wholesale District. Up and coming areas include Old Northside and Fletcher Place. We know what you're thinking: "if only there were a world class urban bike and pedestrian path to connect each neighborhood, making exploration and adventure even easier!"  You're in luck: The Indianapolis Cultural Trail runs 8 miles, connecting the people and places of each and every one of these neighborhoods.


Indianapolis is the ideal location for any young professional looking to start a career built for success - over the years this city has become a Midwest hub for technology and business.  Home to over 250 startup companies and countless national and international organizations, the business scene and tech culture in Indianapolis represents industries from agriculture to healthcare, and everything in between. The people, places and experiences of Indianapolis are here waiting for you- now it's just time for you to join the fun and #LoveIndy


One of the great benefits the Fellowship offers is its existing alumni network in the Indianapolis area. Many previous fellows have remained a catalyst for business and technological growth in our city. Check out some of their success stories here!