2021 Welcome Packet

During this program, you will MEET the vibrant city of Indianapolis, LEARN FROM our innovative leaders, and GIVE BACK to the local community. These three pillars create an unparalleled networking experience that helps you grow as a professional and kickstart your career. So, get ready to start your journey here in Indy!

As you explore this digital welcome packet, you will discover a wide variety of events you can register for and add to your calendar.

There will be KEY EVENTS that all Indyfluence interns are encouraged to attend. These events may already be in your calendars, but if not, you can easily download the calendar invites below. No additional registration is required for these virtual livestream events. 

You can also browse a full list of our SMALL GROUP event opportunities. These will require additional registration because each event is capped at 40 participants. Those 40 seats will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, so be sure to register as soon as possible. 

The first two weeks of small group events are open for registration NOW. The remaining events will open for registration on June 28. 

In addition to our events, this program also provides valuable content to help you MEET INDY, LEARN FROM INDY, and GIVE BACK TO INDY. Check out the Indyfluence blog and follow us on our social channels for tips and more!

Key Intern Events

Be sure to mark your calendars so you don’t miss our three major Indyfluence events as well as our bonus event about diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Welcome Event

June 22 @ 3 PM

Join all of your fellow Indyfluence interns for the first time during this kick-off event! We will virtually introduce you to the program, show you what makes Indy unique, and welcome you to our city.

From Indy

Doers and Changemakers Event

July 14 @ 9 AM

Indy is a place where young professionals can make a difference. During this event, you will meet and learn from some of Indianapolis’ most influential leaders, including young doers and changemakers like you.

Give Back
To Indy

Give Back Event

July 21 @ 3 PM

For this event, you will have a chance to vote for your favorite charity, and then we will come together to announce the results. This year, Indyfluence will be donating $14,000 to the nonprofit of your choice. Join us as we reveal the winner during this live charity event!

Bonus Event


Ally4All: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training Session

July 1 @ 11 AM

This exclusive training session is a great opportunity to learn directly from Roche’s DEI experts. You will also interact with Indyfluence interns from other companies while you learn how to be an effective ally in the workplace.

Small Group Events

These events are small group discussions capped at 40 interns per session. Each small group event is an opportunity to network with your fellow Indyfluence interns as well as a diverse group of leaders and changemakers here in Indy.

Our Coffee/Cocktail & Convo events are exclusive networking opportunities for Indyfluence interns. Each conversation will focus on a different area of leadership. We recommend that every intern attends at least one of these events, but you are welcome to attend as many events as you can register for. 

The Workshop Wednesday events will offer specific learning opportunities to help prepare you for the future. During each workshop, you will network with a local Indy leader who will share their expert knowledge and advice. Browse the events below and register for the professional development topic(s) that interest you most. 

And Philanthropy Friday is the perfect way to learn about the importance of giving back here in Indy. Our nonprofit leaders and foundation experts will help you find a cause that suits your passion and build an impactful giving plan. Browse the events below and register for the philanthropic topic(s) that interest you most.

Workshop Wednesday

Brand Yourself

June 23 @ 12 PM

Network with an Indy expert on personal branding and learn how this skill set can help you stand out in a crowded pool of applicants.


Giving Beyond Your Bank Account

June 25 @ 11 AM

Giving isn’t just about money. In this session, you can connect with fellow interns while learning about all the ways your time, talent, and network can help you give back to your community.

Workshop Wednesday

Starting Strong Financially

June 30 @ 4 PM

It’s never too early to learn from a financial expert about how to set yourself up for success. Learn practical strategies that might not be taught in the classroom but will definitely help secure your financial future!


Entrepreneurship in Indy

July 1 @ 5 PM

Network with your fellow interns and two young entrepreneurs who are living and thriving in Indy! Make sure you come prepared with questions because you never know when a connection today could lead to a job tomorrow.


Sports in Indy

July 6 @ 5 PM

Indianapolis isn’t known as the Amateur Sports Capital of the World for nothing! Network with two of Indy’s greatest names in sports and learn about what made them fall in love with Indy. This is a must-attend event for sports fanatics interested in learning more about our sports community!

This event has been cancelled.

Workshop Wednesday

Buy a Home by 25

July 7 @ 8:15 AM

Learn from a real estate expert about how to buy a home by the time you’re 25 years old! Here in the Indy region, our lower cost of living compared to other major U.S. metros means that early homeownership can be a reality for you.


Finding Your Nonprofit Match

July 9 @ 11:30 AM

Learn from two local nonprofit experts about how to find organizations that match your interests and passions. In a world with dozens of nonprofits vying for your attention, it’s important to understand how to quickly identify what matters most to you.


Planning Your Giving Now

July 16 @ 8:15 AM

As a soon-to-be-graduate, it might be daunting to think about the charitable legacy you want to leave in the future, but this session is all about planning ahead. Learn from an Indy expert about how to plan your giving now to ensure you make a valuable impact later on.

This event has been cancelled.

Connect On Social

The Indyfluence program is about more than just our events. Follow our social media to learn more about Indy and why our home is a great place to start your career.


If you have questions during the Indyfluence program, we encourage you to reach out to Nicole Halper, the Indyfluence Producer. She can answer any questions you may have about events, registration, and all other Indyfluence content. Please contact her at nicole@innovativei.com.