UE Seniors Receive Orr Fellowships

Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2015

For the past three years, the Schroeder School of Business at the University of Evansville has welcomed the Orr Fellowship to UE to recruit students for its highly esteemed program. This year, UE seniors Dev Machowiak, Holyn Marshall, and Kaitlin Koenig have been offered Orr Fellowships.

This prestigious fellowship provides Indiana’s top recent college graduates with paid opportunities to work with and learn from Indiana’s best business executives and companies. Fellows are paid a salary by their host company during the fellowship, which lasts two years. Orr fellows receive executive-level mentorship, and have the opportunity to build professional networks. They attend business leader meetings, and become part of a peer network of other talented recent graduates. 

During their fellowships, Machowiak will be employed at Bluebridge, Marshall will be working at Angie’s List, and Koenig will be employed at Clear Software. Machowiak is a sociology major from South Bend, Indiana. Marshall is a business major from Bentonville, Arkansas. Koenig is a global business major from Zionsville, Indiana.

In order to qualify for the Orr Fellowship applicants must have:

• Cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher (students with as low as a 3.2 GPA will be considered if they have extensive leadership experience)

• Demonstrated leadership potential (leaders in on- and off-campus clubs/organizations/athletics)

• Strong interest in entrepreneurial business or organizational leadership

• Graduate of an Indiana college or university (or a native Hoosier graduating from any school around the country)

Sethlyn Morgan, director of UE’s School of Business’s Center for Career Success, credits UE alumni Brandon Ford and Connor Donnelly, for encouraging current UE students to pursue the fellowship. Both Ford and Donnelly are former UE business majors. Ford is a past Orr Fellow and Donnelly is currently an Orr Fellow.

“They have provided continuous support through presentations, mentorships and career advice,” says Morgan. “It is always nice to have our alumni come back to UE and foster the professional development and success of current students. They don’t have to do that. I think the fact that they do is a testament to how they feel about the University. And how highly they regard the quality of our students.”

For more information on the Orr Fellowship, go to: www.orrfellowship.org

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