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For the seventh-consecutive year, a graduating senior from Saint Mary’s has been awarded the Governor Bob Orr Indiana Entrepreneurial Fellowship. Gabrielle Weldy is the recipient from this year‘s college class.The Orr Fellowship is a program that places “high-caliber college graduates” into careers in business or technology in Indianapolis. Weldy is a member of only six percent of accepted applicants. “The positions are guaranteed to grow you in terms of leadership and entrepreneurship, as well as connect you with influential people and organizations in the city,” Weldy said in an email. “Additionally, you are networked instantly with a group of roughly 100 other Fellows who are involved in similar positions at various host companies in the area.”Having this network with other recipients of the fellowship affords Weldy a unique experience, she said. “It’s a really cool opportunity to get your foot in the door through unique positions at high-growth companies,” she said. Weldy’s interest stemmed from presentations regarding the fellowship in her classes, she said. “The first stage of the application was simply a resume drop, so I thought, ‘Why not?’” she said. “And I just went for it. Then, one whirlwind of a vetting process later, I came out with a great opportunity with a brand new tech startup in Indy. I couldn’t feel more sure of my decision.”Weldy said she is looking forward to seeing how the Orr Fellowship impacts her future. “I’m uncertain of the exact shape the next five years of my life will take — I’m considering law school, grad school, non-profit work and more,” Weldy said. “The Orr Fellowship fit well because it was a way that I could take time to think about my long-term plans while making a meaningful investment in myself.” “I’m confident that I’ll meet talented people who will help me grow immensely in the next two years of my Fellowship, and I’m excited to see where those connections will take me,” Weldy said.Weldy credits her success to her liberal arts education, although she said at first she did not know how her college experience would translate into a professional setting. “I think my liberal arts education is taking me exactly where I want to go,” Weldy said. “Being a philosophy and communication double major, I wasn’t sure what kind of a position I would end up in. I also was heavily involved in stage managing theater during my time at Saint Mary’s, and I was unsure how I would tie in that skill set to my career upon graduation.” Now, Weldy said she sees her background in liberal arts as a factor in what helped her get a spot in the Orr Fellowship program. “But it turns out, I was exactly the kind of person they were looking for — someone who was a general problem solver, able to wear many hats,” she said. “So I’m just looking forward to putting my education — and that confidence felt by so many Saint Mary’s women — and putting them to the test when the rubber meets the road.” For students considering applying for the Orr Fellowship themselves, Weldy said she recommends taking the steps to apply due to the opportunities afforded by the fellowship. “If you’re on the fence about applying, just do it,” Weldy said. “It’s a simple process to initiate, and it can open a world of possibilities that you wouldn’t even think to consider otherwise. When applying, as cheesy as it sounds, it’s very important to just be yourself. They have a well-developed process for finding suitable ways to match graduates with positions that complement their skill sets. The more honest you are about the way you work, the better equipped they will be to know how to place you.”Tags: gabrielle weldy, Governor Bob Orr Indiana Entrepreneurial Fellowship, Orr Fellowship
Unai Emery facing sack as Arsenal suffer miserable defeat at home to Eintracht Frankfurt Advertisement Emery looked close to tears in the Emirates dugout (Picture: Getty)Martin Keown suggested that Emery should consider stepping down as manager in a fiery rant following the defeat.‘I think he may well have taken the team as far as he can,’ the ex-Arsenal defender said on BT Sport.‘We just witnessed an absolute shambles of a performance, the team motivation, the team selection, the performance, the subs, it was dreadful.‘The fans turned many years ago on Terry Neil, things got toxic, we’re getting close to that again. Is he able to motivate the team? He seems to have lost the players. Kamada scored both of Frankfurt’s goals at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)‘The desire has ebbed away. The subs he made – you’ve got Nicolas Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette sitting on the bench when you’re trying to get back into the game.‘He might even feel he needs to step aside now. Change was needed under Wenger but now it looks like the club need to go in another direction again. This is relegation form.‘Do the club really realise how tricky this is going to be? Decisions have to be made otherwise they are going to plunge even further down the table.‘It’s a sad day because we still love the club. It’s sad watching it.’ Advertisement Arsenal produced a woeful display as they were beaten at home to Eintracht Frankfurt (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s season hit a new low as Unai Emery’s men suffered miserable 2-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in front of a half-empty Emirates.The Gunners only needed a draw to progress from Group F into the Europa League knockout stages on Thursday evening, but a pair of lethal second-half strikes from Daichi Kamada piled yet more pressure on Emery after a dismal start to the season.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang swept home Gabriel Martinelli’s cross to put Arsenal in front right on half-time before Kamada found the corner of Emiliano Martínez’s net to equalise in the 55th minute.AdvertisementAdvertisementJust nine minutes later, Kamada doubled his tally with a powerful drive from the edge of the box and Emery looked a broken man on the touchline as the visitors held on for victory.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterThursday 28 Nov 2019 9:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.4kShares Arsenal fans held aloft ‘Emery Out’ banners in the second half of the defeat (Picture: Getty)Boos rang out around the stadium as Kamada’s second strike hit the back of the net and a number of supporters could be seen holding aloft ‘Emery Out ‘ placards in protest.The result means Arsenal are without a win in their last seven matches across all competitions.It’s understood Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is the frontrunner to replace Emery as the crisis deepens in north London.The Gunners travel to Norwich this weekend and it remains to be seen whether the Spanaird will be in charge at Carrow Road. Comment