Welcome to Below the Berg, the podcast focused on providing a platform to showcase ambitious college-aged people currently elevating their educational experiences via internships, startups, or simply doing their own thing. My name is Evan Pesut and I am an Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering major at Purdue University. Growing up with a speech impairment throughout my entire childhood truly instilled the value of listening and ignited the passion that I have today for sharing other’s stories. Through this podcast, I aspire to provide a fresh perspective from the eyes of the new generation of creative professionals across all fields.
The Impact of Finding the Right Internship at the Right Time with Flynn LeMonnier
The Impact of Finding the Right Internship at the Right Time with Flynn LeMonnier by Evan Pesut
Interning Your Way from Startups to the Silicon Valley with Cole Johnson
Throughout this entire episode of Below the Berg, you will have the opportunity to carefully navigate your way through Cole Johnson's intentional approach in applying for and acquiring internships along with succeeding in that three month period as well. Additionally, we briefly discussed the drastic need for the evolution of career fairs on top of sharing our two cents about the Xtern program and the Indy Tech movement.
Internship Experience: Kevy, Mimir, Slack (Summer of 2018)
Extracurricular Experience: BoilerMake/Hackathon
Pursuing Graduate School to Bolster Entrepreneurial Endeavors with Andrew Huang
As a junior in college, one of the hot topic questions nowadays seems to be "Job, Graduate School, or Startup?". Despite the common choice of picking one, Andrew grabbed the bull by the horns and thought to himself, "Why not all three?". Listen in to get the inside scoop behind the mindset that fuels someone through countless hours of market research, taking classes, and teaching classes.
Internships: CAT/Caterpillar (Summer of 2018)
Educational Experiences: Bachelors Degree in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Pursuing Graduate Degree in Industrial Engineering
Startup Experience: FiltraSoy & TheraSoy through the Soybean Innovation Competition at Purdue University
Interning Your Way to a Full-time Position with Katie Carnahan
Put your feet in the shoes of Katie Carnahan as she guides us along her journey to acquiring a full-time job and bachelors degree in Agricultural Systems Management (ASM) after ONLY 3 years at Purdue University! We discuss career fair strategies, perks of designed internship programs, and more engaging material surrounding internships.
Internship Experience: Helena Chemical Company
Leadership Experience: President of ASM Club
Crop Rows to Factory Lines with Caitlin Nelligan
Caitlin's three favorite words are "yes", "yes", and "yes. She simply never leaves a single opportunity left on table and her resume clearly embodies it. Listen to us dive into her thought process behind her transition from agriculturally focused research and internships to industrial manufacturing/processing management.
Research: Two-Stage Agricultural Ditch Restoration, Urban Rain Gardens
Internships: Girl Scouts of America, Crop Watch Inc., Red Gold Inc., and Armstrong Flooring
Leveraging Your Internships with Fisher Adelakin
Have you ever been curious about taking a gap year after high school? Fisher Adelakin is the perfect example of someone who has definitely reaped the rewards of a gap year. Not only did he discern his passion for computer graphics during this time, he also made time to explore networking opportunities that led to his internship at Pinterest. We also discuss the controversial topic of field experience vs. graduate school.
Internship Experience: Diamond, Pinterest, Qualcomm, Tesla, and Slack (Summer of 2018)
Organization Affiliation: Bay Area Blacks in Tech (BAYBIT) and Code2040