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Every week, we’ll be spending about 20 minutes with an Oakland University alum, maker, engineer or prominent individual in the workforce. They’ll share their insights and advice from their career path in order to help you navigate your future.

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Every week, we’ll be spending about 20 minutes with an Oakland University alum, maker, engineer or prominent individual in the workforce. They’ll share their insights and advice from their career path in order to help you navigate your future.

    An Interview with Joe Karlsson, Developer Advocate at MongoDB

    An Interview with Joe Karlsson, Developer Advocate at MongoDB

    Joe Karlsson is a Software Engineer and Developer Advocate at MongoDB. Joe studied computer science in college and graduated in 2012. He worked in roles as a consultant, javascript instructor, and full-stack software engineer before becoming a technical lead at BestBuy.com, one of the top 10 e-commerce sites in North America. For more than a year now, Joe has been working at MongoDB as a software engineer and developer advocate.
    In this episode, listen to Joe talk about his journey as a software engineer and how he got to work at MongoDB. Joe talks about being a developer advocate, and how he is able to build projects and support the developer community through his work. He walks us through how he starts building new projects, brainstorms technical blog posts, and plans conference talks. 

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    Connect with Joe on Twitter (https://twitter.com/JoeKarlsson1), LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/joekarlsson/) and TikTok (https://www.tiktok.com/@joekarlsson).

    Connect with MongoDB on their careers page (https://www.mongodb.com/careers) and check out their developer portal (https://developer.mongodb.com).

    • 23 min
    An Interview with Benjamin Maxim, Asst. VP of Digital Strategy & Innovation at MSU Federal Credit Union

    An Interview with Benjamin Maxim, Asst. VP of Digital Strategy & Innovation at MSU Federal Credit Union

    Benjamin Maxim is the Assistant Vice President of Digital Strategy and Innovation at MSU Federal Credit Union. Ben graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Telecommunications at Michigan State University in 2007. Now, he has spent over 13 years working at the Credit Union working his way through many positions on his way there.

    In this week's episode, Ben talks about how banks are finding ways to connect with local communities in a digital age, new technology programs at MSUFCU, and how events like GrizzHacks allow the company to empower students. 

    Music by Clockwork Passerine

    • 26 min
    An Interview with Tony Hamama, R&D People Operations Lead at Dynatrace

    An Interview with Tony Hamama, R&D People Operations Lead at Dynatrace

    Tony Hamama is the R&D People Operations Lead for the Detroit Lab at Dynatrace. He helps Dynatrace with building the best engineering teams and culture to drive innovation for the leader in software intelligence. He is an alum from Oakland University and has a passion for technology and helping others.

    In this week's episode, Tony discusses his path into technology, the effects of COVID-19 on the modern workforce, and his valuable industry insight as a recruiter for building the right skills early in your career and how to build an attractive resume. Along the way, he also shares his thoughts on the role of hackathons and internships in an aspiring young professional's career. 

    Connect with Tony on LinkedIn and learn more about Dynatrace on their website.

    Music by Clockwork Passerine

    • 26 min
    An Interview with DJ Bridges, University Relations Manager at Rock Central

    An Interview with DJ Bridges, University Relations Manager at Rock Central

    DJ Bridges is a graduate of Denison University, with a BA in Economics. DJ currently serves as a  University Relations Manager at Rock Central. He has been with the company for over 6 years, and has participated in a variety of roles, including program manager.



    In this week's episode, DJ talks about what to do if you don’t have a lot of experience, important soft skills for developers to have, and dealing with imposter syndrome.



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    Music by Clockwork Passerine

    • 21 min
    An Interview with Sathish Muthukrishnan, Chief Information, Data, and Digital Officer at Ally

    An Interview with Sathish Muthukrishnan, Chief Information, Data, and Digital Officer at Ally

    Sathish Muthukrishnan is a graduate of the University of Madras, and has worked in the technology industry for over 20 years. After starting his career as a hands-on mainframe assembly language programmer with Singapore Airlines, Sathish rose through his career to become the present-day Chief Information, Data, and Digital Officer at Ally.

    In this week's episode, Satish talks about how he approaches new roles, finds 10% goodness in all ideas, and how Ally is continually innovating. From constantly learning to never pigeon-holing one's self, Satish's advice will help students succeed far beyond their first job.

    Connect with Sathish on Twitter or on LinkedIn.

    Connect with Ally and learn about their opportunities on Twitter and LinkedIn.

    Music by Clockwork Passerine

    • 23 min
    An Interview with Harpreet Kaur, Senior Technical Product Manager at Microsoft

    An Interview with Harpreet Kaur, Senior Technical Product Manager at Microsoft

    Harpreet Kaur is a first generation senior technical product manager at Microsoft. She has a proven track record of leading business and digital transformations, managing teams, and shipping high quality products. She is a well known speaker and thought leader across the industry on a variety of topics, including but not limited to: technology, personal and career branding, as well as diversity & Inclusion. When she is not doing her job, she can be found being a mother of 2 and an abstract artist.

    In this week's episode, Harpreet discusses her journey into software engineering, what to do in the face of failures, and how to become your best self. She'll provide inspiring insights and motivations to help you land your next role.

    Connect with her on Linkedin, Instagram and Whyblendin.com

    Music by Clockwork Passerine

    • 22 min

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