Maria Rummel Torchlite

A Week in the Life at Torchlite

Hello! I am Maria, Torchlite’s newest team member, marketer, and Orr Fellow. After just one week in the office, I can already tell that I am going to love it here. Here’s a recap of my first five days to show you why:


What’s the best way to welcome a new team member? Take them out to lunch! The Marketing team introduced me to one of Torchlite’s favorite lunch spots on Mass Ave: The Eagle.  We enjoyed the hour on the patio sipping on a glass of their amazing lemonade. Yum!


Today I discovered that one of the best parts about living and working in downtown Indianapolis is the ability to commute by foot! Some days, I am even lucky enough to run into my fellow marketer, Alexa, on my way in!


At Torchlite, I am quickly learning how fortunate we are to work in the 21st century.  Our communication isn’t limited by the room we choose to sit in. Using Highfive, I can host and attend meetings no matter where my work and inspiration have taken me, as long as I’m WiFi-enabled!


It didn’t take long for me to realize cubicles are out and flexible work spaces are in. While we each have a desk at Torchlite, you will rarely find us sitting at them. Afternoon collaboration sessions in the kitchen? Sure. Soaking up some vitamin D while writing a blog post in one of our sunny conference rooms overlooking Mass Ave? Yes, please!

conference room


To wrap up my first week, I was able to spend the day out of the office at Orr Fellowship Onboarding. As part of my two-year placement at Torchlite, I have the chance to connect and work with 84 fellows across 49 host companies in Indianapolis. You’ll find fellows listening to business leaders, competing in case competitions, grabbing lunch with fellowship alumni, playing intramural sports or shopping at the nearest farmers market.  Hello, new best friends!

Orr Fellowship

Thanks for reading about my first week at Torchlite. To learn more about what our office is up to this summer, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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