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Erika Krukowski '14

“The hands-on internships I participated in as a Management Fellow prepared me better than any marketing degree could have.”

  • Marketing Manager, Studio Science

  • Mixed and matched at DePauw with an English literature major, advertising work at The DePauw student newspaper and membership in the Management Fellow Program

  • Received the prestigious Orr Fellowship for young leaders

Erika's Story

A 2014 DePauw graduate, Erika Krukowski is now the marketing manager at Studio Science, a design and innovation consultancy located on Monument Circle in Indianapolis. She leads the planning, development, and implementation of marketing strategies that align with organizational objectives.

“The portfolio of work from my semester-long Management Fellows internship was a huge advantage when interviewing against other college graduates from different universities,” Krukowski says.

Over the course of the last decade, Studio Science has partnered with many ambitious entrepreneurs and business leaders to design and deliver amazing brands, products and platforms.


Originally a “cheesehead” from Milwaukee, Erika relocated to Indianapolis after graduation as a recipient of the Governor Bob Orr Entrepreneurial Fellowship. Orr Fellows are selected from thousands of applicants each year to break into the professional world through paid positions with Indiana’s most dynamic, high-growth, technology companies. Erika was the DePauw University Recruitment Lead for the Orr Fellowship Class of 2015 and serves on the communications committee for the program. She is involved in the local Indianapolis community and teaches Indoor Cycling classes at the Indy Bike Hub YMCA. 

Erika graduated magna cum laude from DePauw with a degree in English literature and a focus in media studies. On campus, Erika was also an advertising executive for The DePauw newspaper, an active participant in Kappa Alpha Theta and led indoor cycling classes for DePauw Wellness.

“Being an English Literature major in the Management Fellows program provided me with the perfect blend of communication skills and business acumen to succeed in today’s digital marketing climate,” she says