Orr Fellowship - An Experience Like No Other

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Orr Fellowship offers six key value propositions to College Seniors

    A full-time, salaried position with a dynamic host company

A full-time, salaried position with a dynamic host company

Compensation is competitive and Fellows are often given considerable responsibility, even in entry roles. Fellows may market, code, design, sell, or manage projects. Fellows often get the chance to enter unique roles and rotational programs not available to other new hires.

Fellowship Continued Learning


Workshops focus on developing fellows both personally and professionally through various courses and exercises.

Skills Enhancement

From Marketing to Coding, Fellows have the opportunity to use a stipend to spend on their interests. Often, Fellows choose classes or modules that equip them for a test or certify a learned skill upon completion.

Personal Development

Fellows participate in two personalized, one-on-one sessions with a professional career coach free of charge during their tenure with the Fellowship. Additionally, they learn more about themselves through a personality profile, helping them identify ways to become a better employee and improve interactions in their daily lives.

Speaker Series

This speaker series provides Orr Fellows with an incredible opportunity to learn from some of Indiana’s most respected leaders and entrepreneurs. In the past year, we have heard from 3 school Presidents, numerous C-suite executives, and even a mountain climber who has summited Everest.

Case Competitions

Fellows team up to analyze a business problem and then compete by presenting solutions to the company’s executives. This quick turnaround allows for Fellows to flex their competitive muscles while providing unique solutions.

Pitch Competition

Similar to ABC’s Shark Tank, Fellows form teams and prepare original built-out business ideas, which they then pitch to a panel of experts.

Civic Engagement

As a unique network of young professionals in Indianapolis, Orr Fellowship is committed to leveraging its members’ time, talent, and resources to make the community a more vibrant place to live and work. Orr Fellows work with organizations that are making a difference in Indianapolis, learn the values of servant leadership, cultivate lasting connections with Indianapolis nonprofits, social enterprises & public schools, and stretch their comfort zone. This means Fellows actively engage the local community throughout the two years and beyond. This takes place via the following initiatives:


Launchpad is a curriculum-based workshop series, launched and run by Orr Fellowship, aimed at helping 8th graders in Indianapolis develop their entrepreneurial understanding while also promoting their ability to make an impact on their community. Through the program, Launchpad volunteers guide students to develop entrepreneurial concepts by using the innovative process in a group setting. Guided by the same entrepreneurial spirit that drove its founders to create Orr Fellowship back in 2001, Launchpad was created to bring an understanding of entrepreneurship to the under-served youth of Indianapolis, and inspire them to turn their own dreams into a reality.

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Nonprofit Consulting

Orr Fellowship’s nonprofit consulting services provide an opportunity to combine civic service, business innovation, and professional development into a single initiative. Orr Fellows give back to the Indianapolis community through pro bono consulting projects with local organizations who have identified a business challenge for Orr Fellows to tackle. Teams of 3-5 Orr Fellows, hand-selected for the project based upon their skillsets, work alongside the nonprofit or social enterprise to develop suggestions and possible solutions over the course of 6-10 weeks.



The Fellowship continually identifies and vets opportunities for both individual Fellows and the community of Orr Fellows to connect with some stand-out Indianapolis organizations and serve them in a variety of ways, from one-time service projects to nonprofit board memberships. The Fellowship believes that casting a wide net in civic engagement endeavors is important and that some of the best projects arise when multiple organizations come together to make a difference. Fellows interests vary widely and therefore the type of organizations that fellows serve should vary just as broadly. In the past, Fellows have partnered with Teach for America, The Patachou Foundation, and United Way. If you have an organization you're passionate about, we want to hear about it!

Life in Indy

One of the best ways to immerse yourself in a new city is to live right in the heart of it! You’ll be near all the bars and restaurants. You’ll have the luxury of being close to many of the downtown attractions.

Vibe: Mid-western feel with big-city amenities

Housing: Apartments or a house just north or east of downtown

What to do: Coffee shops are a common morning meeting place, go for a run on the canal, visit the zoo and the numerous museums and finish-up at the restaurants and bars on Mass Ave.

An up-and-coming cultural hub, many Fellows and Hoosiers are choosing to move here for the inexpensive housing and the music, art, and food scene.

Vibe: Creative, Artistic, Local

Housing: Variety of apartments but also historic homes, some recently restored (Fosq is home to HGTV show "Good Bones" fun fact)

What to do: Many local breweries, arcade bar, line dancing at fountain square theater, local music venues and it's all connected to downtown via the Cultural Trail

A college-town vibe with affordable housing and a convenient main drag where all your coffee shops, bars, and restaurants are located. Easy commutes to both up north and downtown.

Vibe: College town

Housing: Mostly houses which make Broad Ripple slightly more affordable than some other options

What to do: Breweries, college bars, running and biking on the Monon, coffee shops are a staple here too. Grab some Fellow’s and play a pickup game at some of the parks.

These Indy-adjacent cities are home to fewer Fellows but are home to many Orr companies. With attractions like TopGolf, wineries, and IKEA, you’ll likely find yourself heading out to them at some point.

Vibe: Midwestern suburb

Housing: Houses are a little more pricey than in Broad Ripple but apartments with awesome parking and amenities will be affordable

What to do: Mulberry Fields, Hopwoods Cellar Winery and Eagle Creek Park, boutiques and restaurants on Main Street

These Indy-adjacent cities are home to fewer Fellows but are home to many Orr companies. With attractions like TopGolf, wineries, and IKEA, you’ll likely find yourself heading out to them at some point.

Vibe: Up and coming residential area with all the Top Golf and IKEA your adult-self could handle.

Housing: Nicer houses and affordable apartments

What to do: IKEA, TopGolf, Geist Reservoir and wineries

These Indy-adjacent cities are home to fewer Fellows but are home to many Orr companies. With attractions like TopGolf, wineries, and IKEA, you’ll likely find yourself heading out to them at some point.

Vibe: Midwestern suburb

Housing: While housing is generally more expensive in Carmel than in other regions of Indianapolis, Carmel boasts a plethora of attractions in the arts, such as the Carmel Farmers Market and the Carmel Arts & Design District.

What to do: Center for the Performing Arts, Peace Water Winery, Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, Christkindlmarkt

Just west of downtown Indianapolis, Speedway is a residential area positioned right next to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway! The convenient location between Broad Ripple and downtown means you’re conveniently located for events happening in both locales.

Vibe: Family-oriented residential neighborhood with easy commutes and a mid-western feel

Housing: Residential houses with a convenient commute to downtown Indy and Fountain Square, generally more affordable than living in the heart of downtown

What to do: Get a donut from Long’s, attend all the festivities at the speedway year round and still be able to make it to downtown on a short bike ride or uber.