Why Orr Fellowship?


Wave Goodbye to Your Comfort Zone.

Orr Fellowship is the ultimate post-grad experience. Fellows are recruited from the top seniors at universities in Indiana and Ohio (but candidates from any school are welcome), with an average acceptance rate of 6%. Converging in Indianapolis, these talented graduates join vibrant companies in positions that create a foundation for career success. In addition to a full time employment, Orr Fellows participate in a unique curriculum designed to challenge, develop and propel them toward a career of excellence. With two years that are jam-packed with receiving executive mentorship, growing a strong network, and acquiring new skills, each Fellow stars in his or her own success story.  

Orr Fellowship offers six key value propositions to College Seniors: Orr 6 components_blue


1. Full-time, salaried position with a vetted host company

Compensation is competitive and Fellows are given considerable responsibility, even in entry roles. Fellows will market, code, design, sell, and manage projects. There is one constant: it’s a unique professional experience not found anywhere else.


2. Continued learning, skill-building, and professional development

Fellows participate in a curriculum designed to develop understanding and skills vital to the spirit of entrepreneurship and business leadership. A few of the components include Design Thinking training, coding intensives, and a program for personalized certifications.


3. Professional business leader networking and executive mentorship

Through events such as a monthly top executive speaker series, Fellows have multiple opportunities to network with and learn from the leading forces in the Indianapolis business community.


4. Civic engagement opportunities.

Fellows take their responsibility to give back very seriously and are involved as volunteers or board members in nonprofits all over the city. A major initiative is underway to capitalize on the Fellows’ talent to inspire children with entrepreneurial dreams.


5. An unrivaled peer network.

Orr Fellowship fosters a strong bond between Fellows and provides you a network of peers that is fifteen years in the making.


6. Introspective personal growth.

Whether you have specific goals for your career ten years into the future or are searching for clear direction, personalized assessments and one-on-one career coaching help you finish the program equipped for success.


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