January AMM Recap

Yesterday, CH2M Hill kicked off the first All Member Meeting (AMM) with a blast of inspiration and fun.  A Purdue graduate in Civil Engineering herself, Katelyn Milius (the speaker) motivated us to try new things and be ready for the future by her lecture titled, “My lessons learned at Purdue.”  Encouraging us to not be afraid to change majors and to be ready for anything, she talked to the full classroom about her journey through Purdue and her career so far.  A highlight from her speech was her rather interesting interview for an internship.  During the interview, the interviewer asked her to extend her arms and show him hpalm readinger palms.  Surprised, she turned her hands upside down, her palms facing the interviewer.  To her amazement, he read her palms like a fortune-teller.  With that note she assured, “Even though your journey might not be what you expect it, keep moving forward; you can learn something new in everything you do.”

Here is the outline of Katelyn’s lecture.

  1. Talk to your roommate; you might need them in the future
  2. Get Involved
    • She recommended Old Masters for a leadership role
  3. Explore your passions
    • She took ballet class
    • “Now is time to travel” = Study Abroad
    • Volunteering!
  4. Be ready for anything
    • Even palm reading
  5. Post your phone number by your phone (so you don’t suddenly forget it when leaving a message to a supplier, etc.)
  6. Don’t rush through things (this is the time of your life, so indulge in it)
  7. Do your research, especially for job fairs and interviews
  8. Use the resources in Purdue
  9. Be Persistent
  10. “You may not learn what you came to learn, but you will still learn a lot”
  11. Enjoy the “Dova” (the new rec center)
  12. Stay Involved after you leave Purdue (work doesn’t count)
  13. Meet as many people as possible
  14. Find a great company to work for with great people to work with
    • “If it doesn’t click, don’t force it”

Author: Ele Chakraborty

Hi! My name is Ele and I am a junior in Biomedical Engineering and a CCO Ambassador. In my free time, I love to make graphic design, write, and figure out how to make the impossible possible.

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