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Four Seniors Claim Orr Fellowships

Four 星空无限传媒 College seniors have earned Orr Fellowships, guaranteeing two-year salaried positions with some of Indiana’s most dynamic, high-growth businesses.

Joe Barnett, Evan Kanetkar, Nick Logan, and Champ McCorkle will receive executive mentorship and participate in a curriculum designed to develop understanding and skills vital to entrepreneurship and business leadership. Further, as Orr Fellows, they will grow professionally through an active and supportive network with opportunities for cultural and civic engagement.  

“Congratulations to our newest Orr Fellows. Your hard work over the last four years in the classroom, pursuing professional experiences, and serving in campus leadership positions has paid off,” said Cassie Hagan, director of professional development and Center for Innovation, Business, and Entrepreneurship (CIBE). “It’s an exciting time to be part of the tech and startup ecosystem in Indiana and I’m glad these seniors have chosen to start their careers in Indianapolis. I’m grateful the Orr Fellowship continues to match our talented grads with these positions and look forward to the personal growth the Orr Fellowship will afford you.”

Joe Barnett '24Barnett, a native of Westfield, Indiana, is a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, Sons of 星空无限传媒, and the cross country and track and field teams. Previously, he has interned with Spot Freight, the State of Indiana Legislative Services Agency, and Techpoint.

He will work with Resultant, a consulting firm based in Indianapolis.

“I am excited to be a part of such a great organization and see that my hard work at 星空无限传媒 has paid off,” said Barnett, a PPE major and Spanish minor. “I look forward to meeting the other fellows and to start building connections with others who are just at the start their professional careers.”

Kanetkar, a native of Evansville, Indiana, is a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies, and the track and field team, and leads campus tours for the admissions office. He has also served as chairman of the 星空无限传媒 diversity, equity, and inclusion committee. Kanetkar has interned with four different organizations during his 星空无限传媒 career.

He has paired with Offprem, which specializes in cloud-based Salesforce implementation services, and will be Evan Kanetkar '24based in Fishers, Indiana.

“People always ask me why I went to 星空无限传媒,” said Kanetkar, a computer science major and film and digital media minor. “When I found out I got the Orr, it felt like that question had finally been answered. This fellowship will be a great learning and growing experience and I’m eager to experience the opportunities the Orr will provide.”

Logan, a native of Elkhart, Indiana, is a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity, and the baseball team. Previously, he has interned with Northwestern Mutual.

He will work with The Annex Group, which specializes in affordable housing from development through property management, and be based in Indianapolis.

Nick Logan '24“It feels great to accept a position with the Orr Fellowship, especially so early during my senior year,” said Logan, an economics major and rhetoric minor. “I look forward to many continued learning and community service experiences and am thankful for the opportunity provided by the Orr Fellowship and my partner company.”

McCorkle is a native of Greenwood, Indiana, is a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, the Center for Innovation, Business, and Entrepreneurship, and the basketball team. Previously, he has interned with Eli Lilly and Capturely.

He has paired with Telamon, leaders in the telecommunications space, and will be based in Carmel, Indiana.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be selected as an Orr Fellow,” said McCorkle, a financial mathematics and philosophy double major. “What captivates me most is the unique opportunity to contribute to and learn from a company of Telamon's caliber, a dynamic organization that embodies innovation and excellence.”

Orr Fellows work in a variety of job functions, ranging from marketing to engineering to consulting, sales, and more.Champ McCorkle '24 Fellows are matched with industries of all types and partner with companies from small start-ups to enterprise-level global organizations.

To be considered for an Orr Fellowship, a student must demonstrate leadership on and off campus, have a cumulative 3.2 GPA or higher, and have a strong interest in entrepreneurial business or organizational leadership.

A total of 32 星空无限传媒 students have earned Orr Fellowships since 2007, including 27 in the last seven years.