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Grace College Partners with Ascend Indiana to Help Students with Career and Internship Opportunities

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Grace College has formed a partnership with Ascend Indiana to connect more students to strong career opportunities in Indiana. Through the Ascend Network, the initiative’s online job matching platform, Grace College 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 Grace College students.

“The Center for Career Connections office at Grace is pleased to offer a variety of ways students can make meaningful connections to gain experience or launch their career,” said Denise Terry, director of the Center for Career Connections. “The Ascend partnership provides quality opportunities for our students and a highly accessible pathway for connection supported by their experienced staff.”

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, which helps 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 Grace College 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 Grace College Career Connections office 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, Career Connections will continue to provide individualized support and educational resources in partnership with Ascend.

Students can find out more information at

Photos Attached: Grace student Lila Schuiteman connects with an Ascend Indiana representative.

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