The partnership will strengthen Earlham’s signature student success initiative called the , which combines the College’s with funding for research and internships, and co-curricular opportunities that foster personal development and vocational discernment.
“The Epic Journey is an intentionally designed framework to equip students with the experiences they need to be exceptionally prepared for life after Earlham,” said Mila Cooper, Earlham’s executive director of career education and community engagement. “We are thrilled to partner with Ascend Indiana and offer our students additional support for discovering exciting career opportunities in Indiana.”
“The Epic Journey is an intentionally designed framework to equip students with the experiences they need to be exceptionally prepared for life after Earlham. We are thrilled to partner with Ascend Indiana and offer our students additional support for discovering exciting career opportunities in Indiana.”— Mila Cooper, Earlham College executive director of career education and community engagement
Students will have free access to the Ascend Network, the initiative’s job-matching platform, and receive personalized job and internship recommendations. During the job search, application and interview process, the Earlham Center for Career Education will continue to provide individualized support and educational resources, in partnership with Ascend.
“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 Earlham College 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.”
Since its inception in 2017, Ascend has connected more than 4,000 Hoosiers with jobs and training opportunities in all sectors across the state. More than 700 employers are currently using the Ascend Network.
About Earlham College
Since 1847, Earlham College has fostered a collaborative learning community that inspires and motivates students with transformative opportunities and experiences so they can become catalysts for good in a changing world. Located in Richmond, Indiana, Earlham is one of U.S. News & World Report’s Top 100 national liberal arts colleges and offers one of the top 20 classroom experiences in the nation, according to the Princeton Review.
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.