25 episodes

A podcast that educates/informs folks from marginalized communities about different career avenues/possibilities.

When I originally had the idea for my podcast, I was thinking of issues within my community. It is rare to see engineers, doctors, entrepreneurs, and equity owners in low income neighborhoods. At the end of the day people are a product of their environment and you can't be what you can't see. Therefore, I created this podcast to serve as an example. Through this platform, I hope to educate/inform folks about the different avenues/possibilities that exist. And more importantly, break down how it was done as well as identify the challenges that can be expected.

I started doing interviews for my podcast back in April and started posting content on July 2020.

Thank you for tuning in!

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In The Hilla Ahmed Ismail

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.0 • 12 Ratings

A podcast that educates/informs folks from marginalized communities about different career avenues/possibilities.

When I originally had the idea for my podcast, I was thinking of issues within my community. It is rare to see engineers, doctors, entrepreneurs, and equity owners in low income neighborhoods. At the end of the day people are a product of their environment and you can't be what you can't see. Therefore, I created this podcast to serve as an example. Through this platform, I hope to educate/inform folks about the different avenues/possibilities that exist. And more importantly, break down how it was done as well as identify the challenges that can be expected.

I started doing interviews for my podcast back in April and started posting content on July 2020.

Thank you for tuning in!

linktr.ee/inthehilla

    What Is a 360 Deal?

    What Is a 360 Deal?

    Ransford James is a Music Producer, YouTuber, and Grad Student studying Political Science at Iowa State. He was born in New York and raised in the Bahamas. He first started producing when he was a kid and is now running his own business and managing multiple contracts. His portfolio ranges from music artists to news stations and even The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. In this clip, Ransford breaks down what a 360 deal is and why artists should avoid them.

    • 4 min
    Why Is Your Data Important?

    Why Is Your Data Important?

    In Episode 21, we had Carlo Cruz breakdown the issue of data rights and explain why our data is important. Carlo is a portfolio engagement manager at Toyota AI Ventures, responsible for supporting startups and assisting with the development of programs that add value to the TAIV portfolio.

    • 5 min
    #22 Carlo Cruz | Data, Education, Politics, & Venture Capital

    #22 Carlo Cruz | Data, Education, Politics, & Venture Capital

    Carlo Cruz is a portfolio engagement manager at Toyota AI Ventures, responsible for supporting startups and assisting with the development of programs that add value to the TAIV portfolio. Prior to joining Toyota AI Ventures, Carlo led the Future Factory team at Toyota Motor North America’s (TMNA) TILT Lab, an internal makerspace that identifies key strategic problems and evaluates emerging technologies in manufacturing.
    He originally joined TMNA production engineering in 2012 as a paint shop engineer working across various manufacturing centers. Carlo’s responsibilities included construction project management and multiple collaborations with early-stage startups and large enterprises to advance the development of future factories. Carlo received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati, where he was also a Darwin T. Turner diversity scholar.
    If you'd like to connect with Carlo, feel free to reach out via LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/cruzco/




    • Contact Info •


    • Instagram: https://instagram.com/inthehilla/
    • Twitter: https://twitter.com/Inthehilla/
    • Facebook: https://facebook.com/InTheHilla
    • LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/inthehilla
    • All inquiries/questions: ahmed@thehilla.com

    • 1 hr 19 min
    #21 Hezekiah Grayer | Straight From Undergrad to Phd at Princeton

    #21 Hezekiah Grayer | Straight From Undergrad to Phd at Princeton

    Hezekiah Grayer is Doctoral Student in Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton University. He completed his undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering at Arizona State and went straight into his PhD after completing his bachelors. He is now working on a nuclear energy project for his PhD and is working alongside multiple institutions across the world for his research. In this interview, Hezekiah walks us through his journey and how he got to where he is today.
    If you'd like to connect with Hezekiah, feel free to reach out via the links below:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hgrayer/
    Email: hgrayer@princeton.edu
    Website: https://web.math.princeton.edu/~hgrayer/index.html






    • Contact Info •


    • Instagram: https://instagram.com/inthehilla/
    • Facebook: https://facebook.com/InTheHilla
    • LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/inthehilla
    • All inquiries/questions: ahmed@thehilla.com

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #20 Muhammad Shehata | My Journey as an Architect & Why We Need More Black Architects

    #20 Muhammad Shehata | My Journey as an Architect & Why We Need More Black Architects

    Muhammad Shehata is an Architect for JLA Architects and received his degree from Iowa State University. He assists clients throughout the real estate development process – from project feasibility to building construction. Prior to this he worked at Flad Architects, where he designed facilities for healthcare, higher education, and science and technology clients. In this interview, Muhammad gives insight on what it takes to be an architect as well as breaks down his own story.
    If you'd like to connect with Muhammad, feel free to reach out to me for his phone number or contact him via email.
    Email: shehatarch@gmail.com
    • Contact Info •


    • Instagram: https://instagram.com/inthehilla/
    • Twitter: https://twitter.com/Inthehilla/
    • Facebook: https://facebook.com/InTheHilla
    • LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/inthehilla
    • All inquiries/questions: ahmed@thehilla.com

    • 1 hr 10 min
    #19 Ahmad Shehata | My Journey as an Engineer & Saving a Company over $1 Million

    #19 Ahmad Shehata | My Journey as an Engineer & Saving a Company over $1 Million

    Ahmad Shehata is a business development engineer for the IDEX Corporation. He has designed, manufactured, and in some cases negotiated deals for products that costed anywhere from $100k to over a $1 million. Furthermore, he has also done multiple cost savings projects that resulted in their company saving over $1 million. Ahmad had 5 internships during his time at Iowa State and now helps with IDEX's recruitment efforts to hire talent. In this interview, Ahmad gives advice on landing engineering roles and also walks through his journey as engineer. Throughout his journey he ran into many obstacles and gives guidance on how to overcome adversity.
    If you'd like to connect with Ahmad, feel free to reach out via LinkedIn or Email.
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ahmad-shehata-3592968b/
    Email: aishehata1@gmail.com
    Link to resources mentioned in interview:
    https://airtable.com/shrBs3o3JKzQTAV9J

    • 2 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Morgan Stecklein ,

Best of the Best

🔥🔥🔥This podcast gives prospective on different paths to success and motivation for everyone to go pursue the career they want! Super engaging and full of truths behind all industries. Ahmed is 10/10 host and 12/10 person! Guaranteed to learn something new from each episode🔥🔥🔥

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