College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Hello, bright future.

Meet Jourdan and Skyler, two Organizational Leadership graduates who are on the fast-track to success. When you dream big, there's no limit to how far you can go.


Name: Jourdan Love

Degree: Bachelor's in Organizational Leadership/Human Resources

Current Job: Business-to-business consultant at Staples corporate office

Location: New York City

After graduating from IPFW in May 2017, Jourdan Love was ready to take the Big Apple by storm. In fact, this self-described "big-city guy" was confident that the skills he developed while working toward his Organizational Leadership degree would serve him well in his new role as a business-to-business consultant at the Staples corporate office, and sure enough, they have.

Jourdan sees just how important communication and time management skills are in a corporate environment. "There's a lot of flexibility in sales, but you have to meet your goals," Jourdan said. "I know how to take action as a leader."

Jourdan says his professors and advisors in Organizational Leadership helped him build a solid foundation of skills, and he encourages current and future students to take advantage of their expertise. "Reach out to your professors and advisors," he says. "They are going to help you figure out your next steps and identify areas where you have room for improvement."



Name: Skyler Spurling-Newsome

Degree: Communication degree from IPFW, Law degree from Western Michigan Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Current Job: works for the federal government

Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

When Skyler Spurling-Newsome was a Communication student at IPFW, she decided to take a few law classes from Professor Kimberly O'Connor in the Department of Organizational Leadership. Skyler now believes those classes may have given her a bit of a jump start when she decided to apply for law school a few years later. "Going in, I had some kind of framework or an advantage that some other people may not have had."

Today, Skyler still puts some of the skills she learned to good use.

As an employee of the federal government, Skyler plays an important role in the creation of legal documents. "When a judge issues a ruling, I'm responsible for drafting the order for him or her," she said. "The judge then reviews the order and signs it."

Skyler said her time at IPFW definitely helped lay the groundwork for future career success. "Professor O'Connor was really adamant about good, concise writing, which definitely helped." Skyler said. "The more concise you are, the better."

Job Opportunities Abound

Organizational Leadership students are well prepared for leadership roles in a wide variety of settings including industrial, medical, service, and other profit and nonprofit organizations. Imagine the possibilities!

  • Human Resource Manager
  • Regional Manager
  • Benefits Coordinator
  • HR Specialist
  • Data Coordinator
  • Production Supervisor
  • Administrative Manager
  • QC Supervisor
  • Training Consultant
  • Sales
  • Material Control Planner
  • District Manager
  • Program Administrator
  • Account Manager
  • Inventory-Control Analyst
  • Hospice Volunteer Coordinator
  • Market Manager
  • HR Recruiter/Consultant
  • Continuous Improvement Coordinator
  • Buyer