Ascend Indiana partnership powers students’ career and internship searches

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Hanover 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, Hanover’s 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 the College’s students.

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.  

“Partnering with Ascend provides job and internship opportunities that our students might not have otherwise,” noted Kim Brant ’91, Hanover’s director of business partnerships and experiential learning for pathway programs. “Unlike other job boards, our partnership with Ascend offers our students a more personable experience.”

Kim Brant ’91

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 Hanover 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 Hanover’s Levett Career Center 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, Levett Career Center staff members will continue to provide individualized support and educational resources, in partnership with Ascend. Students can find out more information here:

“Ascend has allowed me to get into touch with businesses that I did not even know had an internship program,” said current Hanover student Tristan Ross ’24. “It played the middleman role and has allowed me to find businesses that suit my career goals.”

About Ascend Indiana

An initiative of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), Ascend Indiana is committed to making Indiana a place of economic opportunity for all. Ascend connects job seekers to good and promising career opportunities through an innovative job matching platform, the Ascend Network; catalyzes partnerships and provides consulting services to meet high-demand workforce needs through Ascend Services; and conducts research through Ascend Insights to enable systems-level change that positively impacts individuals throughout the state. To learn more, visit