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Purdue_KSM International Center

The Export Indiana Fellowship Program promotes export growth for Indiana’s small businesses by providing export-ready firms the resources, guidance and professional expertise necessary to advance their export strategies.

The program is a partnership between the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC), The International Center and Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management.

Once identified, small businesses will be partnered with current Purdue University masters students to develop a successful export plan for each business. The students will work with the business over the course of several months, first as summer interns and then as part-time consultants through the Experiential Learning Project course sponsored by Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management. The ISBDC Export Advisor will provide mentorship to students and businesses as they develop their export plans.

The goals of the program are the following:

1. To support the export growth of Indiana businesses by providing those firms with Indiana’s most talented students and providing Indiana graduates job opportunities with growing Indiana companies.

2. To encourage international students from Purdue University to enter the Indiana workforce by participating in a high quality educational and Fellowship program.

3. To retain global talent that enables Indiana companies to successfully enter and compete in the international marketplace.

Export Indiana

The program partners small businesses with current Purdue University masters students who will help develop a successful export plan for each business. The students will work with the business over the course of one year, first as summer interns and then as part-time consultants through the Experiential Learning Project course sponsored by Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management. An ISBDC Export Advisor will provide mentorship to students and businesses as they develop their export plans. At a minimum, this mentorship will include weekly hour-long conference calls with each team.

The application deadline is April 3, 2017 and is limited to seven participating companies.

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