Ascend: Bridging IU Talent to the Indiana Workforce During

Ascend understand the power of a Network, so they created a system that connects rising college talent with Indiana Employers. The Ascend Network combines an online platform with  one-on-one guidance to help students explore and apply to early-in-career internships and jobs.

Here’s how it works.

Designed to guide students every step of the way, the Ascend Network supports students from publishing a profile to applying for relevant positions. The process of joining the Network and exploring takes only a few hours and is free of cost.

Step 1 Start the Process: Complete the connection form and upload  your resume
Step 2 Receive your Invitation: Look for a calendar invitation from Ascend based on when they will be visiting campus.
Step 3 Meet with IU Campus Coordinator: Discuss your career interests 1-on-1 with Hannah Slover.
Step 4 Create and Publish Profile: This is made available to an established network of Indiana employers, 300+ and growing.
Step 5 Search and Apply: Explore the numerous opportunities available with our Indiana employers.
Step 6 Get Hired: Find the internship or job with an Indiana company aligning with your interests.

Who we help.

  • Candidates that are best fit for the Network typically meet the following criteria:
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior undergraduate student, recent graduate, or graduate student
  • 2.5 + GPA
  • Prepared resume and basic interview skills
  • Open to early-in-career opportunities (approximately 0 – 3 years of experience)
  • Interested in working in Indiana
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident

Connect with Ascend.

SPH students can join at
Reach out to Hannah Slover at with questions.

By Kim Ecenbarger
Kim Ecenbarger SPH Senior Associate Director Kim Ecenbarger