University of Evansville partners with Ascend Indiana to help students with career and internship searches while providing one-on-one support
Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2023
The University of Evansville (UE) has formed a partnership with Ascend Indiana to connect more students to good and promising career opportunities in Indiana. Through the Ascend Network, the initiative's online job matching platform, UE students will be able to connect with Indiana jobs and internships that match their skill sets and interests and will receive increased one-on-one career guidance and job search support. In addition, this partnership provides Indiana's leading employers with a unique platform for hiring UE students.
Since its inception in 2017, Ascend has connected more than 4,000 Hoosiers with jobs and training opportunities in all sectors across the state. Nearly 700 employers are currently using the Network.
"We are thrilled to embark on this transformative partnership with Ascend Indiana, which will provide our University of Evansville students with enhanced career opportunities and invaluable one-on-one support," said Dianna Cundiff, director of the Center for Career Development. "This collaboration goes beyond the exceptional career assistance we already provide, offering our students a direct pathway to meaningful internships and jobs that align with their passions and skills. By connecting our students to Indiana's leading employers through the Ascend Network, we are reinforcing our commitment to their professional success and the continued growth of our community."
The Network adds a robust resource to the school's efforts to help students find jobs and internships that align with their career goals and provides a lens into the variety of companies and opportunities here in the Hoosier state.
"It is critical for Indiana to retain more college students with relevant skills and abilities to meet employer demand for talent," said Jason Kloth, president and CEO of Ascend Indiana. "Partnering with educational institutions such as the University of Evansville is essential to equipping students with the necessary tools to get their career started here through an internship or early-in-career job, as well as to helping employers connect to the talent they need."
The Ascend Network is a resource offered through the Center for Career Development and at no cost to students. Through the Network, students receive personalized job and internship recommendations that lead to meaningful careers in Indiana. During the job search, application and interview process, the Center for Career Development, will continue to provide individualized support and educational resources, in partnership with Ascend. Students can find out more information here: https://ascendindiana.com/.
About Ascend Indiana
An initiative of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), Ascend Indiana is committed to making Indiana a place of economic opportunity for all. Ascend connects job seekers to good and promising career opportunities through an innovative job matching platform, the Ascend Network; catalyzes partnerships and provides consulting services to meet high-demand workforce needs through Ascend Services; and conducts research through Ascend Insights to enable systems-level change that positively impacts individuals throughout the state. To learn more, visit ascendindiana.com.