Category: Engineering & Technology

Interview with Will Kashdan of Square: Computational skills and humility go a long way

University of Delaware alum Will Kashdan is a software engineer at Square on the ecommerce team, writing code to help sellers build ecommerce stores. It’s a career path he knew he wanted to pursue since earning his Management Information Systems degree in 2015. “I saw there was a shortage of software engineers and felt that ...

Interview with Levi May of Revature: Why tech roles are crucial in the COVID-19 era

Thanks to COVID-19, the economy is suffering, and the job market is changing drastically. But luckily, companies like Revature, LLC are still looking to build a team of technology talent. Revature regional campus recruiter Levi May recruits “career beginners and career changers” for full-time, entry-level tech roles, cultivating relationships with universities to find the best ...

Finding the right chemistry

UD sophomore Sean Wirt is lucky his high school was just down the road from the Aberdeen Proving Ground military base in Maryland; that’s how he was able to get his foot in the door with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD).   The chemical engineering major completed his senior year ...

Shooting for the moon with NASA

Freshman chemical engineering major Jacob Hewes describes himself as a self-starter. “I’m always challenging myself to work harder and be the best at what I do,” he says. “When all my friends were looking for jobs in retail or customer service, I wanted to do something that I knew would be valuable to my development ...

Sharpening STEM skills at Fox Chase Cancer Center

Sophomore biological sciences major and neuroscience minor Jonte Desire says she is no stranger to taking risks. “I joined the swim team without knowing how to swim and started pole vaulting without giving it a second thought,” says Desire. “I’ve always put myself into copious situations where I knew I was bound to fail but ...

Staying at Siemens through the seasons

Senior biomedical engineering major Chris Pfeifer has spent three consecutive seasons (and counting) with Siemens Healthineers. Last fall, Pfeifer applied to a Siemens internship posted on Handshake. The next day, he was contacted to set up an interview. In early January, he was offered the position. “The opportunity sounded like something that combined my interest ...

Making an international impact in engineering

As an honors student with a double minor in physics and mathematics, mechanical engineering major Isabella Mawry is familiar with multitasking. That’s why she was able to tackle a full-time internship this summer with AECOM. As a mechanical engineering intern, Mawry assisted with heating, ventilation and air conditioning load calculations. Additionally, she designed and sized ...