How are industry partners aiding career readiness?

State’s industry partnerships help shape the university’s degree offerings to align closely with workforce needs, which means students are going into in-demand fields and are prepared to hit the ground running after graduation.

BY Sarah Kuta

Maddie Orf, ’17

This star Sycamore athlete put her promising packaging career on hold to test her talents in the professional ranks of soccer.

BY Elise Lima

Ell T. Arnold Jr., ’18

An unmanned systems major with minor in manufacturing engineering, Ell Arnold of Indianapolis believes in making a difference and already works as a mentor.

BY Indianastate

Mike Nackers, GR ’19

Mike Nackers works each day to ensure his life isn’t boring. The Fort Wayne, Ind., native is a graduate student in the technology management program with an automotive concentration.  

BY Indianastate

Travis Eckert, ’19

Graduated basic training and started his own aviation business: Something tells us if Travis Eckert did come back as a pampered cat, he’d be the hardest working cat around! The Fort Wayne, Ind., is a double major in unmanned systems and aviation management.

BY Indianastate

Akintobi Akinwumi, GR ’19

Driving a fast car doesn’t scare Akintobi Akinwumi, a graduate student from Ilobu, Osun State, Nigeria, in the technology management program. Just don’t ask him to climb a ladder.

BY Indianastate