Selected from more than 800 applicants, Emily Doll ’16 became the second Orr Fellow from Marian University. The two-year fellowship targets hardworking college seniors who want to hone their business and entrepreneurial skills while working a full-time, salaried position. Beyond job opportunities, fellows gain networking experience and a support system consisting of current fellows and fellowship alumni as they enter their first years in Indianapolis’ professional business scene.
Doll’s interest in the fellowship began after being recruited this fall by current Orr Fellow and Marian University alumna Amber Ferrari ’15. “The potential I saw in the fellowship really drove me to explore the opportunity. The more I learned about it, the more I realized it was meant for me,” Doll said. “As I began to gain more leadership and business experience, I really wanted to explore my options with companies in the Indianapolis area where I could take everything I learned and apply it.”
Aiding her selection in the application and interview process was an extensive resume with job experiences including marketing internships with Shelby Materials and Marian University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine and Byrum School of Business. On campus, Doll held leadership roles as a 21st Century Scholar, homecoming board president, presidential ambassador, orientation leader, Koinonia retreat leader, and member of the sacred hour team and business club. “Marian University helped shape me into the leader I am today through the countless opportunities provided to lead and serve others. Not only were those experiences beneficial, but the foundation of Marian University’s fine education equipped me with the skills I needed to be successful,” Doll said.
Starting in June 2016, Doll will be working with Indiana University Health and going through a program constructed of three, eight-month rotations where she will be working with various departments such as human resources, marketing, finance, treasury, and ambulatory services.
“Being in the Orr Fellowship will greatly benefit my future because it is an opportunity where I will be able to apply my skills as well as gain new life skills and career experience. I will be able to dive into a community of successful leaders who are there to support and assist me in my future endeavors. I hope to gain a better understanding of how to serve a larger community beyond the Marian University community,” Doll said.