INDIANAPOLIS (February 21, 2023) – Butler University is partnering with Ascend Indiana to connect more students to good and promising career opportunities in Indiana. Through the Ascend Network (the initiative’s online job matching platform), Butler students can connect with Indiana jobs and internships that match their skill sets and interests and receive increased one-on-one career guidance and job search support. In addition, this partnership provides Indiana’s leading employers with a unique platform for hiring Butler students.
Since its inception in 2017, Ascend has connected more than 3,000 Hoosiers with jobs and training opportunities in all sectors across the state. More than 600 employers are currently using the Network.
“Ascend has already helped many of our students connect to jobs and internships and we look forward to the connections they will help our students make in the future,” Brooke Barnett, Butler’s provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, said. “This relationship compliments the stellar services that our Career and Professional Success office professionals provide Butler students.”
The Network adds a robust resource to the school’s efforts to help students find jobs and internships that align with their career goals and provides a lens into the variety of companies and opportunities in Indiana.
“It is critical for Indiana to retain more college students with relevant skills and abilities to meet employer demand for talent,” Jason Kloth, president and CEO of Ascend Indiana, said. “Partnering with educational institutions such as Butler University 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.”
The Ascend Network is a resource offered through Butler’s Office of Career and Professional Success (CaPS) at no cost to students. Through the Network, students receive personalized job and internship recommendations that lead to meaningful careers in Indiana. During the job search, application, and interview process, CaPS will continue to provide individualized support and educational resources, in partnership with Ascend. Students can find more information at ascendindiana.com.
About Butler University
Butler University is a nationally recognized comprehensive university encompassing six colleges: Arts, Business, Communication, Education, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Pharmacy & Health Sciences. Approximately 4,500 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students are enrolled at Butler, representing 46 states and 24 countries. More than 75 percent of Butler students will participate in some form of internship, and Butler students have had significant success after graduation, as demonstrated by the University’s 99 percent placement rate within six months of graduation. The University was recently listed as the No. 1 regional university in the Midwest, according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings, in addition to being included in The Princeton Review’s annual “best colleges” guidebook.
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.