What attracted you to the Keller Center?
Everyone is familiar with the stressful internship hunt. As a computer science major, I knew I could be a developer at a large tech company, but I wanted a unique opportunity to work on something I had interest in. That’s when I found the Keller Center and their internship at a fashion tech company. It was exactly what I was looking for. The interesting and unique opportunities drew me to the Keller Center, and I have stayed involved because of the amazing people I have met and the continuous opportunities to be involved in entrepreneurship on and off campus.
What advice would you have for students about getting involved at the Keller Center?
Participate in one of the Keller Center opportunities before you graduate! The Keller Center has so many different and amazing programs. Walk to the Keller Center (I promise it’s not a far walk) or go online to see how you can get involved. There is something for everyone, no matter what your background is, what you’re majoring in, or what you’re doing after graduation. All of the programs will teach you about entrepreneurship and innovation which are crucial skills in today’s market. In the process, you might learn more about yourself, your interests, and how to shape your career path.
How have you beneﬁted from your involvement with the Keller Center?
The Keller Center sparked my interest in entrepreneurship so much that I did two summers of PSIP in a row, and I co-founded a clean water energy startup (WellPower) in senior year. My involvement with the Keller Center - specifically PSIP - taught me important entrepreneurship skills that I could not have learned in the classroom. Skills like how to think outside of the box, how to pitch and sell products to clients, and marketing skills. I took those important skills to my position on a developer innovation team at IBM.