Momentum speaker series
Momentum Speaker Series: Entrepreneurship & Startups, Speaker Neeka Mashouf
The Momentum Speaker Series is a TED-style student speaker series designed to help Berkeley Engineering students gain momentum in their career searches and professional lives through advice from their peers. The series is made with students in mind, and based on 3 pillars: (1) inclusion (2) information and (3) relatability.
The goal of Momentum is to crowdsource information from peers who have experience in certain fields and make that available and applicable to other students. Each event of the series brings six speakers together and focuses on a common theme that will help the Berkeley Engineering community.
Tech Talent Show & Networking Lounge, Tuesday, October 9, 2018. We heard from current undergraduate students who presented on how they were hired for their summer internships and offered tips they have for students currently on the hunt. It was followed by a networking session in Garbarini Lounge, with more students, more internships and more opportunity for one-on-one discussions.
Profiles of Triumph, Thursday, October 12, 2017. Success is not always a linear journey. Profiles of Triumph highlighted Berkeley Engineering students who, despite challenges in their lives (personal, academic, professional, etc), have made great strides in achieving their goals at Cal and beyond.
The Intern Perspective (Part II), Thursday, September 15, 2017. We heard from seven peers with internships, research and study abroad experiences. Students discussed their experiences at Uber, Cognit, SpaceX, The Brookings Institute, European Innovation Academy and more. Watch the video to see what they learned and tips they have for their peers.
Entrepreneurships & Startups, Tuesday, February 21, 2017. We heard from nine current Cal students who have started their own startups or have significant entrepreneurial experience. Topics included: What it takes to start a startup while in college; What they have learned about themselves and advice they would give others; Stories of failure and entrepreneurship; Startup resources available to you.
The Intern Perspective, Wednesday, November 16, 2016. We heard from six peers with internships at Disney, Google, GM, Apple, Facebook and more in a rapid TED-style talk about what they did to get great internships and how they could help you do the same. Topics included: How to land a top internship; How to succeed once in a competitive internship; Key takeaways they learned through the process.