Across the country, states are reorienting their economic development strategies around talent attraction, retention, and development. As the largest producer of Indiana’s nurses, teachers, dentists, IT professionals, surgeons, lawyers, and police officers of any Indiana college or university, Indiana University plays a major role in supporting the state’s talent strategy.
But just producing more graduates is insufficient. Fast-growing sectors like finance, information technology, health care, business services, education, and government are education-intensive, demanding both knowledge-based and applied skills. The Office of the Vice President for Engagement helps to facilitate opportunities for applied-skill development by building partnerships that can lead to internships, guest speaking on campus, capstone projects, or other types of career exposure.