Indiana universities seeking partner companies for experiential learning

Indiana universities seeking partner companies for experiential learning

Two universities in Indiana are taking big steps to address the talent shortage in the logistics industry. The Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, and the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis have both recently introduced programs to connect the fresh perspectives of their business students with real projects and challenges of partnering industry companies.

Krannert’s Experiential Learning Program immerses students into the real world of logistics and business management. Participating companies gain fresh perspective and energy on old challenges, additional resources for projects, and exposure to Indiana’s brightest logistics minds. Students are provided an opportunity to apply textbook knowledge into real-world application of strategic planning and analytical decision making. Build your company’s reputation as an employer of choice for Krannert students and see in-depth how students on your project team might meet your future hiring needs. Learn more about Krannert’s program here.

The Human Capital Hub is a new venture from the IU Kelley School of Business – Indianapolis. The Human Capital Hub gives companies access to teams of talented undergraduate business students guided by Kelley professors who are thought leaders and innovators in their respective fields. “We often hear from companies that want students to help with specific questions or projects, but many of these are too broad in scope to be addressed during a typical semester of ICore or an internship,” said Josh Killey, Director of Kelley Indianapolis Career Services. “Our new Human Capital Hub resolves this problem by giving employers access to our talented students and expert faculty for longer periods of time. Such an arrangement will offer fresh and new ideas in a way only students can.”

Conexus places a huge emphasis on preparing future logistics professionals to meet the ever evolving industry needs. These programs stimulate this development by bridging the gap between industry and academia. “Our mission is to reverse management talent labor shortages in industries that drive strategic growth in central Indiana,” said Phil Powell, associate dean of academic programs – Indianapolis and clinical associate professor of business economics and policy. These programs deepen the logistics talent pool, while creating a seamless connection between Indiana’s employers, and its best logistics talent.

Please contact Michael Schmierer ( if your company is interested in participating in either of these programs.


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