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Sept. 7, the Ball State Students Government Association (SGA) hosted former Alumna Jordyn Blythe representing Orr Fellowship.
“Orr Fellowship is a post-grad program designed for doers who want to jumpstart their career,” Blythe said. “There is an expansive network of fellows who are currently in the program and those who have graduated. Skills in building opportunities, and a wide variety of those in leadership development.”
Orr is a two-year commitment, those accepted will hold their job for two years post-graduation. It is full-time, and there are benefits that go along with the job. Orr will also have a table set up at the Cardinal Job Fair.
Applications closes Sept. 28 for Orr Fellowship. The first process is submitting a resume, and later on in the process, there will be interviews for a job through Orr.
Orr also focuses on keeping its workers in Indiana.
“First-year fellows next year will get $52,000 in salary,” Blythe said. “It is just so much more affordable to live in Indy. I know that pay will sometimes make people weary about fellowship, but you can definitely afford to live and do the things that you want to do.”
Sen. Clarissa Carrigan, the Off-Campus Committee chair and the Safety Caucus chair, proposed the idea of putting safety blue lights in the Village and l along Riverside.
Carrigan also stressed the idea of fundraising through fraternities and sororities to help. She also had the idea of partnering up with Muncie and Village restaurants for Dine and Donate.
“As we’ve seen, especially in the last few weeks, and at the end of the last semester, there have been a lot of unsafe events that have happened in the Village and on Riverside,” Carrigan said. “Especially with the high traffic volume that we have there, especially at night we want to make sure students and, even, Muncie locals feel more safe than they do now.”
Sen. Andy Hopkins, the chair of the At-Large Caucus, talked about plans to use surveys to bring student issues to light and give them representation.
“This year we are going to work to get more out there and do more surveys,” Hopkins said. “We are going to use 'Short and Sweet Surveys.' We will ask questions about what they want to change on campus and be more aggressive asking students what they want.”