Holy Cross College has formed a partnership 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, Holy Cross students will be able to connect with Indiana jobs and internships that match their skill sets and interests and will 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 Holy Cross students.
Since its inception in 2017, Ascend has connected more than 4,000 Hoosiers with jobs and training opportunities in all sectors across the state. More than 700 employers are currently using the Network.
“Holy Cross College is committed to providing relevant experiential learning and job placement opportunities to each of our students. Working with Ascend not only provides us with a partner that allows access to a wider network of employers,” said Dr. Marco Clark – president of Holy Cross College, “but also promotes keeping our talented students in Indiana. Our students will be an asset to the communities they choose to serve, and we would be fortunate to keep many of them in Indiana to help increase the intellectual capital within the state.”
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 here in the Hoosier state.
“It is critical for Indiana to retain more college students with relevant skills and abilities to meet employer demand for talent,” said Jason Kloth, president and CEO of Ascend Indiana. “Partnering with educational institutions such as Holy Cross 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 the Career Development Office and 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, the Career Development Office will continue to provide individualized support and educational resources, in partnership with Ascend. Students can find out more information here: https://ascendindiana.com/.