That Thing I Did For A Year
That Thing I Did For A Year
Ilya Kreynin & Arkady Arkhangorodsky
A podcast where University of Toronto students share stories, perspectives, and advice from a year of work experience. Find us by searching for "That Thing I Did For A Year" anywhere you listen to podcasts!
Finale: That Podcast We Did For A Year
This week we're sharing our final episode of the year. We sat down and chatted about how we got the podcast started, what we hoped to accomplish with it, and some of the common themes we found from 28 awesome interviews! Music, as always, by Shawn Lee IMPORTANT NOTE: We're looking for some people to take over the show and keep it going next year. If you think you'd be interested, we'll post a form on the Facebook page to fill.
Apr 15, 2019
1 hr 19 min
26: Karen Cerullo - Pushing Through, Digital Libraries
This week's episode features Karen Cirillo, a Computer Engineering student who worked at BiblioCommons for her PEY. She had a lot of interesting takes on pushing through academic challenges, injuries, to mental health issues. Enjoy! Music by Shawn Lee
Apr 1, 2019
57 min
25: Medhaj Athilkar - Putting The G in P&G and TPG
This week we spoke to Mechanical Engineering student Medhaj Athilkar, who shared with us some stories working in a few different kinds of roles, getting into management and consulting, as well as growing a big beard. Music by Shawn Lee
Mar 25, 2019
50 min
24: Robert Bazzocchi - Dancing Your Way Through Engineering
This week, we present to you Robert Bazzocchi, a 4th year EngSci Robotics student who didn't quite do PEY, but instead broke his 3rd year in two so that he could pursue his passion for acting and dancing! He had a lot to share about how he balances the two sides to his life, and going deep into a passion while still meeting the demands of a challenging school program. Cotton Candy Club:
Mar 18, 2019
56 min
23: Dhanyaa Sudarsan - Stalk the Intern
This week was a first - since it's already March, we decided that we could talk to somebody who is currently in the middle of their PEY year! We spoke to Dhanyaa Sudarsan, an ECE student who is currently interning at AMD about her experiences she's had so far, and looked forward to the remaining months of her work term. Enjoy! Music by Shawn Lee
Mar 11, 2019
55 min
22: Ilya Kreynin - Job Scrambles, Design, Quality Work
This week's episode is one we've wanted to do for a long time - we've turned the tables and got a chance to hear from our beloved host, Ilya Kreynin! He had a great year working at RBC, The Poirier Group, and Disney! Listen to hear him talk about his first work experiences and what drew him to studying Industrial Engineering, how he went about looking for work, and what sorts of lessons he took from the work. Enjoy!
Mar 4, 2019
1 hr 13 min
21: Luke Foster - Vinyl Records, Archery, Dungeons and Dragons
This week we spoke to an EngSci Aerospace student, Luke Foster, about his time working at record pressing company Viryl Technologies, as well as some of the other things he got up to during his PEY including archery and Dungeons & Dragons!
Feb 25, 2019
54 min
20: Henry Zhang - Lessons From Moving To Canada, Founding A Startup, and Interning Everywhere
This week we talked to Henry, a 4th year EngSci Robotics student who shared his interesting story of growing a lot over the course of his undergraduate studies, from starting a student learning startup and learning from failure. He had a lot of interesting insights he shared with us! 2:00 - coming to Canada in high school 6:25 - differences in how Chinese international students approach internships/career things 8:00 - learning to code 16:10 - What the process of raising seed funding, talking to 100 investors, mostly in China, growing to 60 people 19:00 - Running out of money 28:30 - Going Cali or bust, applying to tech and management consulting 35:43 - technical interviews, and how failing management consulting interviews helped 36:46 - working at Wish, the “typical silicon valley startup”, making data driven decisions 40:30 - seeing old friends and being back at school again
Feb 18, 2019
56 min
18: Adam El-Masri - Engineering for Good
This week we're talking to Adam El-Masri, a computer science student who worked at Orbis during his PEY, which took him to Vancouver and Bermuda. He's also done a lot of work towards trying to engineer for a good cause. He had a lot of interesting stuff to say about working during school, and being a part-time student. Enjoy! Adam on LinkedIn:
Feb 4, 2019
59 min
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